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Michael (Mike) Colle (born February 1, 1945 in Foggia, Italy) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Eglinton—Lawrence for the Ontario Liberal Party. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Region Apulia Mayor Orazio Ciliberti Area  116 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Density 146. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Eglinton—Lawrence is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Colle moved to Canada at a young age, and was educated at Carleton University. He worked as a teacher of history and economics for eighteen years, including several terms at St. Michael's College School in Toronto. Colle served on the City of York municipal council from 1982 to 1985, and on the Metro Toronto Council as a York representative from 1988 to 1994. He was also chair of the Toronto Transit Commission from 1991 to 1994. Carleton University is a non-denominational, co-educational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... York is a very diverse and vibrant community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Colle was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1995, defeating incumbent New Democrat Tony Rizzo in the riding of Oakwood by about 1000 votes. (Rizzo had previously helped to defeat his own government's same-sex benefits plan, and received little assistance from the Toronto NDP organization.) In the provincial election of 1999, Colle defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative John Parker by about 9,000 votes in the redistributed riding of Eglinton—Lawrence. The Progressive Conservatives won both elections, and Colle sat in opposition during this period. In 1996, Colle supported Dwight Duncan's unsuccessful bid to become Liberal Party leader. The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Tony Rizzo (born June 27, 1940 in Italy) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... John L. Parker (born in Toronto, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Eglinton—Lawrence is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Colle has championed environmental causes during his time in the legislature (including the protection of the Oak Ridges Moraine), and is not generally regarded as a right-wing Liberal. Despite this, he was a co-chair of Mel Lastman's 1997 bid to become Mayor of Toronto. Lastman was also supported by prominent members of the Progressive Conservative Party in Toronto, and was opposed by members of the social democratic New Democratic Party. The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in south central Ontario, Canada. ... Official Photograph of Mel Lastman Melvin Douglas (Mel) Lastman (born March 9, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada), was the mayor of the former city of North York from 1972 until 1997. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ...


The Liberals won the 2003 election, and Colle was re-elected by over 10,000 votes in his own riding. Despite having been a prominent member of the opposition, and some public speculation, he was not initially appointed to the cabinet by Premier Dalton McGuinty. On October 23, 2003, he was named Parliamentary Assistant to Greg Sorbara, the provincial Finance Minister. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Colle was promoted to cabinet on June 29, 2005 as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Coincidentally, his federal riding counterpart Joseph Volpe held the same portfolio in the federal cabinet. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for citizenship and immigration issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Honourable Giuseppe (Joseph) Volpe (September 21, 1947) is a Canadian politician and the current Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. ... The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada or Conseil des ministres) plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ...


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Mike Colle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
Colle moved to Canada at a young age, and was educated at Carleton University.
Colle served on the City of York municipal council from 1982 to 1985, and on the Metro Toronto Council as a York representative from 1988 to 1994.
Colle has championed environmental causes during his time in the legislature (including the protection of the Oak Ridges Moraine), and is not generally regarded as a right-wing Liberal.
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