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Encyclopedia > Michael Prue
Michael Prue standing on the lawn of the Ontario Legislature
Michael Prue standing on the lawn of the Ontario Legislature

Michael Prue (born July 14, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Beaches—East York in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He is currently the New Democratic Party critic for Finance, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Public Infrastructure Renewal, Community and Social Services and the Management Board of Cabinet, and for issues related to Toronto. Image File history File links Michael_prue. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Beaches—East York is a political riding in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ...

Education and early political career

Prue has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Arts degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. After graduation, he worked as counsel for the Minister of Employment and Immigration. 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. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Anthropology is the study of the physical and social characteristics of humanity through the examination of historical and present geographical distribution, cultural history, acculturation, and cultural relationships. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Canadian Studies is a Collegiate study of Canadian culture, Canadian languages, literature, Quebec, agriculture, history, and their government and politics. ... Carleton University is an international, comprehensive university located in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

During his time as a federal government employee, Prue was an activist in the Canada Employment & Immigration Union, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

In the 1980 federal election, Prue ran as a federal NDP candidate in Scarborough Centre and received 9237 votes for a third-place finish. He ran in the same riding in the 1984 election, again placing third. The House of Commons after the 1980 election The 1980 Canadian federal election was called when the minority Progressive Conservative government led by Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... This page covers the electoral district of Scarborough Centre; for the Scarborough RT station, see Scarborough Centre (TTC). ... The Canadian federal election of 1984 was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. ...

Prue became a councillor in East York in 1988 and mayor of the borough in 1993. He held the position until 1997, when East York and the other component municipalities of Metropolitan Toronto were merged into a single municipality (called the "megacity") by the Ontario government. As mayor, Prue was widely respected for bringing in five consecutive budgets with no tax increases, cutting East York's debt by $7.8 million, and ushering in new industry, commercial growth, and jobs to the community. The East York Civic Centre, the former City Hall East York is a former suburb of Toronto, which was a borough of Metropolitan Toronto before it was amalgamated into the megacity of Toronto in 1998. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Metro Council redirects here. ...

Before the megacity election, Prue successfully lobbied the provincial government to allot a third council seat for East York to improve its representation on Toronto City Council, and then was elected to that council. He was named "Best Local Politician" by the North Toronto Post in 1999. The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

Election to the Ontario legislature

On September 20, 2001 Prue won a by-election to replace retiring NDP MPP Frances Lankin in the Ontario legislature. The by-election was controversial due to a book written by Liberal candidate Bob Hunter in 1988. Hunter's On the Sky: Zen and the Art of International Freeloading included first-person accounts of the narrator's sexual encounters with multiple young prostitutes ("nearer to children than women") in Bangkok. Pages from the book, which was available in Toronto's public library, were faxed to journalists during the campaign. In response, Hunter insisted the book, classified as non-fiction with a "The Ultimate Escape Fantasy -- And It's All True!" claim on the jacket, was satire, and that an opposing campaign had sent the fax. Although some media speculated that Prue's campaign was the source of the fax, Prue denied that his campaign was involved, and the fax's source has never been confirmed. September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Frances Lankin Frances Lankin (born in London, Ontario) is a Canadian administrator, and a former politician and trade unionist. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Greenpeace founder and Journalist, Bob Hunter Robert (Bob) Lorne Hunter (October 13, 1941 – May 2, 2005) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ...

Prue won the by-election with almost 50% of the vote, and was re-elected with over 50% support in the subsequent 2003 election. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ...

In 2002 Prue undertook a week-long "welfare diet", trying to live on $12.75 for an entire week to draw attention to the condition of Ontario's poorest residents under the Mike Harris and Ernie Eves governments. He has also championed affordable housing in Toronto. 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. ... 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. ...

External links

  • Prue's provincial MPP's website

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Michael Prue (born July 14, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Beaches—East York in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
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Prue won the by-election with almost 50% of the vote, and was re-elected with over 50% support in the subsequent 2003 election.
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