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Encyclopedia > Peter Tabuns
Peter Tabuns
Peter Tabuns

Peter Tabuns is a Canadian politician and environmentalist, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the Toronto—Danforth provincial by-election on March 30, 2006. Image File history File links Tabuns. ... Image File history File links Tabuns. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Toronto—Danforth in relation to the other Toronto ridings Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 15, 2006, the Toronto—Danforth NDP riding association nominated Tabuns as the party's candidate in the provincial byelection to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation former NDP Member of Provincial Parliament Marilyn Churley. Churley was required to resign her provincial seat when she ran in the 2006 federal election. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Canadian politics a riding association or constituency association is the basic unit of a political party, that is it is the partys organization at the level of the electoral constituency or riding. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Prominent Ontario NDP member Marilyn Churley Marilyn Churley (born May 7, 1948 in Old Perlican, Newfoundland) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Toronto—Danforth in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ...


Tabuns defeated Barbara Warner to win the nomination. Tabuns' Liberal opponent in the election was former broadcaster Ben Chin. Georgina Blanas ran for the Progressive Conservatives, and Paul Charbonneau for the Green Party. On election day, Tabuns won with 47.8% of the vote (13,064). Barbara Warner is a Canadian lawyer and political candidate. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Ben Chin, or Byun Kyu Chin (born Geneva, Switzerland in 1964) is a Canadian politician, political aide and former television journalist. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) contests provincial elections in Ontario, Canada. ...


Tabuns had previously been the federal NDP candidate in the riding of Beaches—East York during the 2004 federal election. He lost the race to Liberal incumbent Maria Minna. The riding is held provincially by Michael Prue of the NDP, but Minna has been elected there since the 1993 election. 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. ... Beaches—East York is a political riding in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... 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. ... The Honourable Maria Minna, PC (born March 14, 1948, Pofi, Italy) is a Canadian politician who represents the riding of Beaches—East York for the Liberal Party. ... 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. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ...


Tabuns was city councillor for the Riverdale portion of the riding from 1990 to 1997. Jack Layton and Tabuns ran joint campaigns in the 1994 and 1997 elections. Prior to being a city councillor he was president of Citizens for a Safe Environment and helped end garbage incineration in the Toronto Portlands. He championed housing alternatives as vice-chair of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto. The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950, in Hudson, Quebec) is a social democrat Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party (since 2003). ... A housing co-operative is a legal entity that owns real estate. ...


Best known over his council terms for introducing the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, he went on to serve as head of Greenpeace Canada for several years. He was defeated as a city councillor in 1997 due largely to the candidacy of the similarly named Larry Tabin who, it has been alleged, was enlisted as a candidate by bar and restaurant owners seeking to defeat Tabuns over his anti-smoking initiative; despite his presence on the ballot, Tabin did not actually conduct any visible campaign. The number of votes won by Tabin was greater than the number of votes by which Pam McConnell defeated Tabuns for the second councillor position in the ward. As the number of members of Toronto City Council had been reduced, Tabuns had been forced to compete with fellow NDPers Jack Layton (with whom he ran as a running mate), and McConnell for either of two councillor positions returned by the east-end ward. Look up Smoking in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Greenpeace is an international environmental organization founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1971. ... Smoking bans are public policies, including legal prohibitions and occupational health and safety regulations, that restrict smoking in workplaces and public places. ... Pam McConnell is a city councillor in Toronto, Canada. ... In Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an electoral area of a borough, city, council, county, district, parish, shire or town (Local Government Area). ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ...


Tabuns has long campaigned for protection of the environment. As executive director of Greenpeace Canada from 1999 to 2004, he advocated for environmental protection, including the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol. Currently, Tabuns is on leave from his position as special advisor on climate change to Jack Layton. Greenpeace is an international environmental organization founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1971. ... Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment. ... Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ...


Tabuns has won some support across the political spectrum. Conservative tabloid journalist Judi McLeod wrote in Our Toronto (now the Canada Free Press), "We go to council meetings looking for integrity from right-wing, pro-business members of city council. We didn't find it from the right. We, who believe strongly in the voting public's right to know how their elected officials earn their living outside of the council chamber, did find integrity from councillor Peter Tabuns." McLeod also wrote, "Peter Tabuns truly earns his pay. He is one of the most honest people I have ever met. Tabuns, unlike some of his council colleagues, continued to treat 'Our Toronto' with courtesy. The voters of Ward 8 restored him to council in the last two elections with veritable landslide victories." In later campaigns, however, McLeod has also criticized Tabuns for decisions he reportedly made while working for Greenpeace. [1] Judi Ann T. McLeod (born 1944) [1] is a Canadian journalist who operates the conservative news website Canada Free Press (CFP). ... Canada Free Press is a Canadian website, which publishes news stories, features, and editorials. ...


Upon Tabuns being sworn in as a MPP, NDP Leader Howard Hampton reorganized his shadow cabinet and gave the rookie legislator a long list of portfolios including Transportation, Environment, Public Infrastructure Renewal, Greater Toronto Area, Culture, Tourism and Recreation, Citizenship and Immigration, and Multicultural Affairs. [2] Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton Howard Hampton (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) and a Member of Provincial Parliament from the northern riding of Kenora—Rainy River. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... ζōA legislator is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. ... The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... People participating in summer luge as a form of recreation, in the Vosges. ... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a country) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... Multiculturalism or cultural pluralism is a policy, ideal, or reality that emphasizes the unique characteristics of different cultures in the world, especially as they relate to one another in immigrant receiving nations. ...


Tabuns has a son, Anton, and lives with his partner, theatre designer and York University professor Shawn Kerwin. (Although some sources have incorrectly described Tabuns as gay because of his partner's name, Shawn Kerwin is a woman who only looks like a man.[3]) York University, located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university. ...


External links

  • Peter Tabuns, home page
Preceded by:
Marilyn Churley, NDP
Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto—Danforth
2006–present
Succeeded by:
incumbent

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Peter Tabuns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (652 words)
Peter Tabuns is a Canadian politician and environmentalist, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the Toronto—Danforth provincial by-election on March 30, 2006.
Tabuns' Liberal opponent in the election was former broadcaster Ben Chin.
Tabuns was city councillor for the Riverdale portion of the riding from 1990 to 1997.
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