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Encyclopedia > John Tory
John Howard Tory 
LL.B, BA, MPP


Incumbent
Assumed office 
March 29, 2005
Preceded by Ernie Eves

20th Leader of the Ontario PC Party
Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 28, 2004[1]
Preceded by Ernie Eves

Ontario PC Party Candidate for
MPP for Don Valley West
Election date
October 10, 2007
Opponent(s) Kathleen Wynne (Liberal)
Mike Kenny (NDP)
Adrian Walker (Green)
Soumen Deb (Libert)
Incumbent Kathleen Wynne (Liberal)

MPP for
Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey
Incumbent
Assumed office 
March 29, 2005[2]
Preceded by Ernie Eves

Born May 28, 1954 (1954-05-28) (age 53)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Ontario PC Party
Spouse Barbara Hackett
Children John
Christopher
Susan
George
Alma mater Trinity College (UofT)

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Profession Businessman
Lawyer
political activist
political aide
lobbyist
Website JohnTory.ca
LeadershipMatters.ca
OntarioPC.com

John Howard Tory, LL.B, BA, MPP (born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian businessman, political activist and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (Ontario PC Party). A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in the majority of common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory has been married to Barbara Hackett since 1978. The couple has four children (John, Christopher, Susan, and George).


Tory is considered by some to be a Red Tory, and holds socially liberal views on a number of issues including same-sex marriage. His economic policies are less defined. While the Progressive Conservatives supported tax cuts and spending reductions in the Mike Harris years, Tory's reaction to the 2005 Ontario budget called for a tax cut, increased spending in agriculture, health care, infrastructure, education and post-secondary education and an increased emphasis on deficit reduction simultaneously, to be paid for by "efficiencies". The Red Tory Tradition: Ancient Roots-New Routes, by Ron Dart Red Tory is a term given to a political philosophy, tradition, and disposition in Canada. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ...

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Background

From 1972 to 1979, Tory was hired by family friend Ted Rogers as a journalist for Rogers Broadcasting's Toronto radio stations CFTR and CHFI. Edward S. “Ted” Rogers (1934-) is the CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. ... CFTR is also abbreviation for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. ... CHFI is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts an adult contemporary format at 98. ...


Before enrolling in university, he attended the University of Toronto Schools, a private high school affiliated with the University of Toronto. UTS on Bloor Street (the entrance is undergoing construction work by film crews in preparation for filming for Take the Lead, starring Antonio Banderas) The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) (founded in 1910) is an independent secondary school in downtown Toronto, Canada. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1975. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978 from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1980. A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... For other institutions named Trinity College, see Trinity College. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in the majority of common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is a Canadian law school, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, business, space sciences, and fine arts. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


From 1980 to 1981, and later from 1986 to 1995, Tory held various positions at his father's Toronto law firm Tory, Tory, DesLauriers & Binnington, including partner, managing partner, and member of the Executive Committee. Torys LLP is a major, full-service, Canadian law firm. ...


From 1981 to 1985, Tory served in the Office of the Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis as Principal Secretary to the Premier and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet. In 1985, Davis retired as Premier. Tory joined the Office of the Canadian Special Envoy on Acid Rain, as Special Advisor to the Special Envoy. The Special Envoy had been appointed by the federal government of Brian Mulroney to review matters of air quality with a United States counterpart. Tory supported Dianne Cunningham's bid to lead the provincial Progressive Conservative Party in 1990 (Toronto Star, 3 May 1990). The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... For the actor, professor, and waterskiier, see William B. Davis The Honourable William (Bill) Grenville Davis, PC , CC , O.Ont. ... In Canada the Principal Secretary is a senior aide, often the most senior political aide, to a head of government. ... The term acid rain or more accurately acid precipitation is commonly used to mean the deposition of acidic components in rain, snow, dew, or dry particles. ... Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... Dianne Cunningham is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory later served as Tour Director and Campaign Chairman to then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and managed the 1993 federal election campaign of Mulroney's successor, Kim Campbell. Tory was criticized for approving a 1993 election ad that mocked Liberal Party leader Jean Chrétien's facial deformity (although the Conservatives denied that was the ad's intention). The Conservatives suffered the most lopsided defeat for a governing party at the federal level, losing half their vote from 1988 and all but two of their 151 seats. Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... This article is about the former Canadian Prime Minster. ... One of the images from the commercial that many felt emphasized Chrétiens face The 1993 Chrétien ad was an attack ad broadcast on television during the 1993 federal election in Canada by the Progressive Conservative Party against Liberal leader Jean Chrétien. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ...


From 1995 to 1999, he returned to Rogers Communications Inc., but this time as president and CEO of what had become one of Canada's largest publishing and broadcasting companies. Rogers has interests in radio and television stations, specialty television channels, consumer magazines, trade magazines and, at the time, the Toronto Sun and the Sun newspaper chain. In 1999, he became president and CEO of Rogers subsidiary Rogers Cable, Canada's largest cable television company and a leading video rental chain and cable Internet provider. He led it through a period of transition from a monopoly environment to an open marketplace, overseeing a significant increase in operating income. Tory stepped down after Ted Rogers announced that he would stay on as President and CEO of parent company Rogers Communications. Rogers Communications Inc. ... The Toronto Sun is an English language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Sun Media Corporation is the owner of several widely read Canadian tabloid newspapers. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Motorola Surfboard cable modem A cable modem is a type of modem that provides access to a data signal sent over the cable television infrastructure. ... Edward Samuel Ted Rogers, OC , LL.B , D.Sc , BA (born May 27, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario) is the President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. ...


Tory also served as chairman of the Canadian Football League from 1992 to 2000. Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...


Toronto mayoral election campaign, 2003

After six years as a key backer of retiring Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman, Tory ran in the November 2003 election for Mayor of Toronto. He finished in second place, behind councillor David Miller and ahead of former mayor Barbara Hall, former councillor and Member of Parliament John Nunziata, and former councillor and budget chief Tom Jakobek. Melvin Douglas (Mel) Lastman (born March 9, 1933) is a former businessman and politician. ... The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on November 10, 2003. ... This is a list of mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... David Raymond Miller (born December 26, 1958) is a Canadian politician. ... Barbara Hall (born 1946) is a Canadian lawyer, public servant and former politician. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... John Nunziata (born January 4, 1955) is a Canadian politician. ... Tom Jakobek is a former member of the Toronto City Council. ...


Tory and Miller both entered the race with limited name recognition and support, but each quickly claimed a core base -- Miller among progressives and Tory among more conservative voters. Nunziata and Jakobek were sidelined by controversies, and Hall's initially commanding lead fell under the weight of a lacklustre, low-risk campaign. This article is about Progressivism. ...


Tory's campaign came under fire when it was accused by opponent Nunziata of attempting to bribe him into pulling out of the race by offering the Deputy Mayor's position. At first, Nunziata did not reveal who attempted to bribe him but several media sources speculated that it was Tory's campaign. Besides denying these allegations, Tory also made the pledge to drop out from the race if a police investigation found out that any member of his team was charged with wrongdoing. As a result, he suffered minimal damage from the incident and actually received a boost in personal popularity due to his honesty and handling of the issue. When Tory was cleared of wrongdoing, Nunziata was in turn accused of mischief for making an unsubstantiated smear claim and sunk further in polls.


Tory also accepted an endorsement from the Toronto Police Association, which proved popular among the more conservative voters though it was criticized by progressives.


Tory held the traditional suburban conservative vote that had helped to elect Mel Lastman in the 1997 mayor's campaign, but lost the overall vote to Miller in a close race.


Tory, along with Miller and Hall, was credited with running a generally respectful campaign. After the election, he helped Miller and Hall raise funds to repay their campaign debts.


Election results as a mayoral candidate

Toronto municipal election, 2003: Mayor of Toronto
Candidate Votes % ±%
Check mark David Miller 299,385 43.26
John Tory 263,189 38.03
Barbara Hall 63,751 9.21
John Nunziata 36,021 5.20
Tom Jakobek 5,277 0.76

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Leader of the Ontario PC Party

Current Ontario PC Party logo
Current Ontario PC Party logo

In March 2004, Tory hinted that he would be seeking the leadership of the provincial Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, after Ernie Eves announced his intention to resign from that post. The provincial PC leadership election was announced for September 18, 2004, and Tory made his candidacy official on May 6, 2004. John Laschinger was appointed to be Tory's campaign manager. Tory won the support of former provincial cabinet ministers Elizabeth Witmer, David Tsubouchi, Jim Wilson, Janet Ecker, Chris Hodgson, Cam Jackson and Bob Runciman as well as backbench Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) Norm Miller, Laurie Scott, Ted Arnott and John O'Toole. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (886 × 597 pixel, file size: 80 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Official Logo of the Ontario PC Party http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (886 × 597 pixel, file size: 80 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Official Logo of the Ontario PC Party http://www. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ... On January 23, 2004, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Ernie Eves announced his intention to step down as leader before the fall of 2004. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Laschinger is a veteran political organizer in Canada. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Elizabeth Witmer, BA (born October 16, 1946 in Schiedam, The Netherlands) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... David Tsubouchi (坪内) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Jim Wilson (born April 4, 1963 in Alliston, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Janet Ecker (born October 18, 1953 in Simcoe, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Chris Hodgson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Cameron (Cam) Jackson (born February 27, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario) is mayor-elect of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Robert W. Runciman (born in Brockville, Ontario) is a veteran Canadian politician. ... A backbencher is a Member of Parliament or a legislature who does not hold governmental office and is not a Front Bench spokesperson in the Opposition. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Norm Miller (born in 1956) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Laurie Scott is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Theodore Calvin (Ted) Arnott (born April 8, 1963 in Fergus, Ontario) is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the district of Waterloo—Wellington. ... John OToole is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory's campaign team included such organizers as Ted Matthews, Wayne Snow, Peter Kearns, Aaron Bradley, Kim Groenendyk, Luc Leclair, Catherine Pringle and Barb Fisher. Barbara Fisher (born in Ottawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory's opponents for the leadership post were former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Oak Ridges MPP Frank Klees, both from the right-wing faction of the party. Tory positioned himself as a centrist candidate, and defeated Flaherty 54% to 46% on the second ballot. When Flaherty later left provincial politics to seek a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, Tory endorsed his former rival in the 2006 election; Flaherty was successfully elected and was appointed Finance Minister. Tory also campaigned prominently with Flaherty's wife Christine Elliott in the provincial by-election held March 30, enabling her to win the seat formerly held by her husband. James Michael Jim Flaherty, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born December 30, 1949) is Canadas Minister of Finance; he had formerly served as Ontarios Minister of Finance. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ... Christine Elliott is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a byelection on March 30, 2006. ...


Tory told the media in November 2004 that he would seek election to the legislature in time for the spring 2005 legislative session. On December 7, 2004, the Ontario Liberal Party announced that it would run a candidate against Tory in a by-election. This caused some controversy as the Liberal and Conservative parties in Canada have historically allowed major party leaders who do not have a parliamentary seat to enter the legislature unopposed, though this has been broken in recent years and the NDP have never followed such an unwritten rule. The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


On January 31, 2005, after much public speculation and some delay, Ernie Eves resigned his seat and cleared the way for Tory to run in Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey, the safest Conservative seat in the province. As a "parachute candidate", Tory faced some criticism about his commitment to the riding. Nevertheless, he easily won the March 17, 2005 by-election with 56% of the vote. Former Premier Davis appeared for Tory's first session in the legislature as Progressive Conservative leader. is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey is the name of both a former federal Canadian electoral district and a current Ontario provincial electoral district used in respective federal and provincial elections. ... A parachute candidate, also known as a carpetbagger in the United States, is a political term for an election candidate who does not live in the area he is running to represent. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 2007 general election, Tory plans to run in the Toronto riding of Don Valley West, in the area where he grew up, raised his family and lived most of his life. One of the wealthiest ridings in the province, it is currently held by Ontario Liberal Education Minister Kathleen Wynne. The Progressive Conservatives currently hold no seats in the city of Toronto. Ontario Liberal Health Minister George Smitherman had previously challenged Tory to oppose him in the downtown Toronto riding of Toronto Centre—Rosedale, where Tory now lives. While parts of the seat have been held by PCs, Liberals and the NDP over the past two decades, the PCs secured just 22% of the vote there at the 2003 election. Don Valley West is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... Kathleen Wynne is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for administering the health care system and providing services through such programs as: health insurance - OHIP drug benefits - Trillium Drug Program assistive devices care for the mentally ill long-term care home care community and... George Smitherman (b. ... Downtown Toronto is the heart of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Toronto Centre is a Canadian electoral district that covers the heart of downtown Toronto. ...


2007 Ontario General Election

Tory's campaign kick off was on Labour Day, with the unveiling of campaign buses at Queen's Park and a rally in Don Valley West. Campaigning later that day, Tory was caught on video telling a new University of Ottawa student that the school was called "U of Zero", prompting a rebuke from Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean MPP Jim Watson. [3] Labour Day Parade in Toronto in the early 1900s A Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ... Don Valley West is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... For the university in Ottawa, Kansas, see Ottawa University. ... Ottawa West—Nepean is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tory has campaigned in support of providing provincial funding to all Ontario separate schools, pledging $400 million to all faith-based schools that meet Ministry of Education standards. Ontario currently funds only public and Catholic Separate schools.[4] A separate school is a publicly funded school which includes religious education in its curriculum, as opposed to a private school or public school. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A separate school is a publicly funded school which includes religious education in its curriculum, as opposed to a private school or public school. ...


On September 6, Tory campaigned at a Jewish day school and spoke in favour of teaching creationism alongside evolution in schools. Several hours later, Tory clarified that such teaching should only occur in religion classes, and not in science classes.[5] Tory has since defended his position, stating that the media was exaggerating the issue. [6] Creationism is the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity or deities (typically God), whose existence is presupposed. ... This article is about evolution in biology. ...


Election results as PC leader

Ontario general election, 2007: Don Valley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Kathleen Wynne
     Progressive Conservative John Tory
     New Democrat Mike Kenny
     Green Adrian Walker
     Libertarian Soumen Deb
2005 Ontario By-Election: Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative John Tory 15,610 56.3
     Liberal Bob Duncanson 4,625 16.7
     New Democrat Lynda McDougall 3,881 14.0
     Green Frank de Jong 2,767 10.0
     Family Coalition Paul Micelli 479 1.7
     Independent William Cook 163 0.6
     Libertarian Philip Bender 135 0.5
     Independent John C. Turmel 85 0.3

The Ontario general election of 2007 is scheduled to be held on October 10, 2007 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Don Valley West located in Toronto Don Valley West is a provincial electoral district in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Kathleen Wynne is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) contests provincial elections in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Libertarian Party is a political party in Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1975 as an offshoot of the Libertarian Party in the USA. It is inspired by the philosophical ideas of such authors and thinkers as Jan Narveson, anarcho-capitalist socio-economic ideas of Murray Rothbard. ... Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey is the name of both a former federal Canadian electoral district and a current Ontario provincial electoral district used in respective federal and provincial elections. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) contests provincial elections in Ontario, Canada. ... Frank de Jong (born 1955 in Luther Township, northeast of Arthur, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and environmentalist. ... The Family Coalition Party is a minor political party in Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1987 with a social conservative platform. ... Family Coalition Party candidates, 2003 Ontario provincial election - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... William Cook (1932-) is the founder of medical equipment manufacturer Cook Group. ... The Ontario Libertarian Party is a political party in Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1975 as an offshoot of the Libertarian Party in the USA. It is inspired by the philosophical ideas of such authors and thinkers as Jan Narveson, anarcho-capitalist socio-economic ideas of Murray Rothbard. ... The Ontario Libertarian Party ran five candidates in the 2003 Ontario provincial election. ... John C. Turmel is a perennial candidate for election in Canada, and according to the Guinness Book of Records holds the records for the most elections contested and for the most elections lost — 65 as of the September 17, 2007 federal byelection in Outremont. ...

Other facts

Tory is the son of John A. Tory, president of Thomson Investments Limited and a director of Rogers Communications. John A. Tory is a Toronto lawyer and corporate executive. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ...


See also

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ John Tory's profile on the OntLA website
  2. ^ Tory's term as MPP for Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey will end on October 10, 2007 as he is running in the Toronto riding of Don Valley West.
  3. ^ Ciara Byrne, Tory's U of 0 crack shows no respect, Liberals say, Ottawa Citizen, September 4, 2007
  4. ^ Mike Pearson, Opinion split on education reform, Ancaster News, September 7, 2007
  5. ^ Caroline Alphonso, John Tory backpedals on creationism, Globe & Mail, September 6, 2007
  6. ^ Richard Brennan, Tory snared by schools flap, Toronto Star, September 6, 2007

Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey is the name of both a former federal Canadian electoral district and a current Ontario provincial electoral district used in respective federal and provincial elections. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Don Valley West located in Toronto Don Valley West is a provincial electoral district in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

External links

  • 2007 PC Party election campaign website
  • Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario website
  • Legislative Assembly of Ontario profile

 

Preceded by
Ernie Eves
Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
2004 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bob Runciman
Leader of the Opposition in the
Ontario Legislature

2005–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ernie Eves
Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey
2005 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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John Tory's time (416 words)
Tory to voice his outrage about, his uncertain, middle-of-the-road positions on the big ones -- health care, education, the size of government -- have resulted in his party being cast as Liberal lite.
Tory has taken a hard line and stuck to it.
Tory has demonstrated a commitment to the rule of law.
John "The Tory" Randolph (605 words)
John Randolph was born in 1727 or 1728, probably at what is now called the Peyton Randolph House on Market Square, and his heritage was thoroughly Virginian.
John Randolph arranged passage across the Atlantic for himself, his wife, Ariana, and their two daughters, Susannah and Ariana.
John Randolph died at Brampton, England, in 1784.
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