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Peter Arend Stoffer (born January 6, 1956 in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands) is a Canadian politician. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heerlen is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands and the second biggest city in the province of Limburg. ... Limburg is the southern-most of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands, located in the south-east of the country. ...


Stoffer is currently a member of the New Democratic Party caucus in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore. He represented Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore after the 2000 election, and after the 1997 election, he represented the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore. (Riding changes are due to redistribution.) Stoffer is a former airline employee and union activist who was also vocal on environmental issues. The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a left wing political party in Canada that advocates varying forms of social democracy and democratic socialism. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Sackville—Eastern Shore is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Sackville—Eastern Shore is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Sackville—Eastern Shore is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


Stoffer is the current NDP critic of Fisheries and Oceans, Shipbuilding, Seniors, Veterans’ Affairs, and Amateur Sport. He is a former critic of Canada Post Corporation, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and National Defence.


Stoffer is a populist and has been an advocate of Third Way policies championed by Tony Blair. He is affiliated with the internal party reform group NDProgress that successfully pushed the NDP to adopt a 'one member one vote' system to choose its leader, and which has called for limits on union influence within the party. The Third Way is a centrist philosophy of governance that, at least from a traditional social democratic perspective, usually stands for deregulation, decentralisation and lower taxes. ... The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service. ... NDProgress is a pressure group within the Canadian federal New Democratic Party, founded in 2000, that pushed for structural reform of the party as a way to increase its electoral success. ... OMOV, an acronym standing for one man, one vote or one member, one vote, is a term used to support wider and more equal participation in political systems. ...

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Elections

In 1997, he was first elected on former leader Alexa McDonough’s coattails. Peter Stoffer won his seat by a mere 39 votes. Subsequently, however, Stoffer increased his margin of victory, and in the 2004 election, his plurality was over 6,000 votes. He was the only Nova Scotia NDP Member of Parliament elected in 1997 to have retained his seat, other than McDonough. 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexa McDonough (born August 11, 1944) is a Canadian politician, and former leader of the New Democratic Party. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 55,283 km² 3. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ...


On Parliament Hill

In Ottawa on Parliament Hill, Peter Stoffer has been consistently voted “Most Fun MP to work for” by The Hill Times newspaper, and is known for the “All Party, Party” – a non-partisan fundraiser for various charities. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ville dOttawa, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada Parliament Hill, officially known in French as Colline du Parlement, is a scenic location on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Canada. ... The Hill Times is a low circulation, but influential, national Canadian newsweekly, covering government and politics. ...


Stoffer has been critical of MPs who cross the floor and has repeatedly introduced a private member's bill banning party-hopping by Members of Parliament. His proposal, requiring MPs who leave their party to either resign and contest a by-election or sit as independents. His proposal was included in a list of demands issued by NDP leader Jack Layton in October 2005, in exchange for continued NDP support of the Liberal minority government. A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ...


2003 leadership election

During the 2003 NDP leadership convention, Stoffer was the campaign co-chair to Lorne Nystrom, a former long serving NDP MP from Saskatchewan. Days before the leadership convention, Stoffer let it be known to the media that his second ballot intention was to move to support Manitoba MP Bill Blaikie. While Nystrom was viewed as a long shot to begin with, many attribute Stoffer’s comments as killing any hope Nystrom had of winning over delegates at the convention, as his campaign co-chair was already talking about switching allegiances. At the convention, Toronto city councillor Jack Layton was elected on the first ballot. NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. ... The Honourable Lorne Edmund Nystrom, PC (born April 26, 1946) a Canadian politician, was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 2004, except for an interval from 1993, when he lost re-election, to 1997. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th) • Land 591,670 km² • Water 59,366 km² (9. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... The Honourable Rev. ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Hon. ...


Peter Stoffer and Jack Layton are said to butt heads on many policy issues, particularly on issues concerning the Canadian Armed Forces. Publicly however, Stoffer has been a team player and is supportive of the current NDP leader. The Canadian Forces (CF) (Fr: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the combined branches of the military of Canada. ...

Preceded by:
District created. See Central Nova, Dartmouth
Member of Parliament for Sackville—Eastern Shore
1997-present
Succeeded by:
District abolished.

Central Nova is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Dartmouth was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Nova Scotia. ... Sackville—Eastern Shore is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Peter Stoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (542 words)
Peter Arend Stoffer (born January 6, 1956 in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands) is a Canadian politician.
Stoffer is currently a member of the New Democratic Party caucus in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore.
Peter Stoffer and Jack Layton are said to butt heads on many policy issues, particularly on issues concerning the Canadian Armed Forces.
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