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Encyclopedia > Paul Dewar
Paul W. Dewar
Paul Dewar
Incumbent
Riding Ottawa Centre
In office since 2006 election
Preceded by Ed Broadbent
Born January 25, 1963
Ottawa, Ontario
Residence Ottawa
Political party

New Democratic Party Image File history File linksMetadata Paul_Dewar. ... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Hon. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...

Profession(s) Labour and social activist, teacher, union officer
Religion United Church of Canada
Spouse Julia Sneyd

Paul W. Dewar (born January 25, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian NDP Member of Parliament, teacher and former elected representative of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers' Federation. In the 2006 federal election, Dewar defeated the Liberal candidate, lawyer Richard Mahoney, by over 5,000 votes in Ottawa Centre, an urban riding in Ontario. The United Church of Canada (French: lÉglise Unie du Canada) is Canadas second largest church (after the Roman Catholic Church), and its largest Protestant denomination. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th general election) will almost certainly be held sometime between January and May 2006. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned at the centre of the political spectrum, combining a progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Richard Mahoneys 2004 campaign photo Richard J. Mahoney (pronounced MAhenny) is a Canadian lawyer, lobbyist and political candidate. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24...


The son of former Ottawa mayor, Marion Dewar, Paul Dewar won the New Democratic Party (NDP) nomination in Ottawa Centre on June 22, 2005. The Ottawa Centre riding had been held by the NDP's Ed Broadbent who did not seek re-election so he could care for his ailing wife. Dewar defeated 1997 Ottawa Centre candidate Jamey Heath, lawyer Tiffani Murray and Ottawa Citizen columnist Shannon Lee Mannion for the nomination on the first ballot. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... Marion Dewar was mayor of Ottawa, Canada, from 1978 to 1985, and a member of the Parliament of Canada from 1986 to 1988. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Ottawa Centre is an urban federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1968. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Jamey Heath is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Dewar had previously run for the NDP federal nomination in Ottawa Centre in 2004, losing to Broadbent[1]. Dewar proceeded to volunteer on Broadbent's successful 2004 election campaign, playing a major role in organizing the NDP election day effort. Broadbent is a family name and may refer to: Alan Broadbent (born 1947), New Zealand–born jazz pianist Donald Broadbent (1926–1993), English psychologist Ed Broadbent (born 1936), Canadian politician Jane Broadbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Roehampton University. ...


Dewar earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in political science and economics. Dewar was employed as constituency assistant to Evelyn Gigantes, when she was Ottawa Centre NDP Member of Provincial Parliament from 1990 to 1995. A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... Queens University, generally referred to simply as Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian, research-intensive university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... 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. ... Carleton University is a co-educational, comprehensive university located in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. ... Evelyn Adelaide Gigantes (born in 1942 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Prior to entering politics, Dewar taught at D. Roy Kennedy Elementary School and Hopewell Elementary School. He won the A. Lorne Cassidy Award for work with children with special needs. Dewar was also the Vice President of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers' Federation and helped establish the teachers' Humanity Fund, providing donations to projects in developing countries. Dewar is married to Julia Sneyd who is also a teacher. They have two children.


In 2002, Dewar organized a Community Forum on Public Education. He was actively involved with the Coalition for a Healthy Ottawa and the Partnership for a Pesticide Bylaw. He served on the board of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and is active with the First United Church, Old Ottawa East Community Association and Fair Vote Canada. The current home of First United Church at Kent and Flora First United Church is a United Church of Canada congregation in Ottawa, Canada. ... Ottawa East re-directs here, for the now re-named electoral district see Ottawa—Vanier Old Ottawa East or just Ottawa East is a neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. ... Fair Vote Canada is a nonprofit advocacy group for electoral reform in Canada. ...

Paul Dewar
Paul Dewar

Dewar was acclaimed on February 12, 2007 for the Ottawa Centre NDP's nomination for the upcoming federal election. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1649x1149, 705 KB) Paul Dewar, newly elected NDP MP for the riding of Ottawa-Centre at his victory party on January 23, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1649x1149, 705 KB) Paul Dewar, newly elected NDP MP for the riding of Ottawa-Centre at his victory party on January 23, 2006. ... Conservative leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "Broadbent wins Ottawa Centre nomination", CBC News, 21 Jan 2004.

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Preceded by
Ed Broadbent, N.D.P.
Member of Parliament For Ottawa Centre
2006-present
Succeeded by
incumbent

 
 

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