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Peter Fonseca (born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1966) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Mississauga East for the Ontario Liberal Party. Lisbon (in Portuguese, Lisboa) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... This page refers to a Riding as a unit in local government. ... Mississauga East was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...

Fonseca was raised in Toronto, Canada, and attended the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship. He also has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor. He represented Canada at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia as a marathon runner. He was the top finisher for the Canadians, placing 21st overall in a 26.2 mile race with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds. He also placed second in the 1994 Toronto Marathon and the 1994 Houston Marathon, and third in the 1992 New York Marathon and the 1990 Los Angeles Marathon. He is a recipient of the Fred Bagley Memorial Trophy, given to long distance runners in Canada. }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... University of Oregon The University of Oregon (UO) is located in Eugene. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... The University of Windsor is a mid-sized university in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... (Redirected from 1996 Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... City nickname(s): The A-T-L, The Horizon City, The Capital of the South, The Phoenix City, The City Too Busy to Hate, Hotlanta, A-Town, The Big A, The New York of the South County Fulton County, Georgia Area  - Total  - Water 343. ... Although marathon sometimes refers to any athletic event requiring great endurance, more specifically it refers to a long-distance track event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Toronto Marathon is an annual race from the north end of Toronto to Queens Park in October. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run through the five boroughs of New York City. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Los Angeles Marathon The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual marathon held in Los Angeles, California. ...

Fonseca was later a senior performance management consultant for the Coach Corporation, and has run a successful importing and distributing company in Portugal. He has also done fundraising work for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Fonseca was elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 2003, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative Carl DeFaria by about 3000 votes in Mississauga East. On October 23, 2003, he was named Parliamentary Assistant to George Smitherman, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Fonseca is regarded by many as a rising star in the Liberal Party. 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. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Carl DeFaria is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 is 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. ... George Smitherman (b. ...

Fonseca has one son, who is an officer in the Canadian Army.

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