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Encyclopedia > John McKay (politician)

John McKay, PC, MP (born March 21, 1948) is a lawyer and a Liberal Canadian politician. As of 2006 he is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Scarborough—Guildwood and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... A lawyer is a person qualified to give legal advice who advises clients in legal matters and represents them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government[1], is a process by which collective decisions are made within groups. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Scarborough—Guildwood is a Canadian electoral district covering part of the Scarborough area of Toronto centering on Guildwood. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ...


Born in Toronto, McKay has lived most of his life in Scarborough, Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto at Scarborough and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... Motto: Established: 1 January 1850 (township), 1 January 1967 (borough), June 1983 (city), 1 January 1998 (amalgamated) Area: 187. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC) is a campus of the University of Toronto, with an enrollment of nearly 10,000 full-time and 800 part-time students. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Queens University, or simply Queens, is a coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the edge of Lake Ontario. ...


After practising private law for a number of years, he was elected to represent Scarborough East in 1997 and reelected in 2000. He was elected to represent the riding of Scarborough—Guildwood in 2004. He is known to be among the more socially conservative members of his party; in particular, he strongly opposed same-sex marriage. Scarborough East was a former Canadian electoral district covering the eastern portion of the Scarborough part of Toronto. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

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Preceded by:
Doug Peters
Member of Parliament for Scarborough East
1997-2004
Succeeded by:
The electoral district was abolished in 2003.
Preceded by:
The electoral district was established in 2003.
Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Guildwood
2004-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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John McKay (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
John McKay, PC, MP (born March 21, 1948) is a lawyer and a Liberal Canadian politician.
Born in Toronto, McKay has lived most of his life in Scarborough, Ontario.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto at Scarborough and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University.
Floridians Against Inequities in Rates (FAIR) - FAIR Amendments (8152 words)
McKay and the other high-profile backers of FAIR -- including former Attorney General Bob Butterworth and former Comptroller Bob Milligan -- are ready to respond to those charges with the obvious answer: State lawmakers are free to continue any -- or all -- of the exemptions.
McKay, who is leading the tax effort, fought a bruising battle two years ago as Senate president to try to revamp the tax system by eliminating many exemptions.
McKay and Latvala want to gather enough signatures to place the issue before voters next year, and their aim is a modest one.
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