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Richard Patten (born May 13, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Ottawa Centre. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... For more details on this topic, see History of Montreal. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it 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. ... Ottawa Centre is a Canadian federal and provincial electoral district that covers most of downtown Ottawa, Ontario including the Parliament. ...


Patten was educated at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal. Before entering public life, he was a prominent management figure in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and served as President of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation. He frequently worked with domestic and foreign government, and sat on an NGO advisory committee to the World Bank while with the CCIC. This article is about Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article is about Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. ... YMCAs in the United States and Canada use this logo. ... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means...


Patten was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, defeating incumbent New Democrat Evelyn Gigantes by just over 2000 votes in Ottawa Centre. He was appointed a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson, serving as Ontario Minister of Government Services from September 29, 1987 to August 2, 1989, and as Ontario Minister of Correctional Services from August 2, 1989 to October 1, 1990. David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Evelyn Adelaide Gigantes (born in 1942 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gigantes defeated Patten during the snap 1990 provincial election, in which the New Democrats scored an upset victory over the Liberals. For the next five years, Patten served as President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, doing extensive fundraising work for the organization. As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ...


Support for the Ontario NDP declined considerably between 1990 and 1995, and Patten was able to defeat Gigantes again in the 1995 provincial election (this time by about 1700 votes). The Progressive Conservatives won the election, and Patten joined 29 other Liberals in the opposition. He attempted to mobilize a campaign for the party's leadership in 1996, but failed and subsequently supported Dwight Duncan. His efforts may have alienated supporters of fellow Ottawa Liberal MPP Dalton McGuinty, who won the leadership contest. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... 1996 is 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. ... The Honourable Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


In the 1999 provincial election, Patten was elected over his Progressive Conservative opponent Ray Kostuck by about 2000 votes; New Democrat Elisabeth Arnold, who was expected to be his primary opposition, finished third. The Progressive Conservatives again won the election, and Patten remained in opposition. Patten was treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during this parliament, and did not play a major role in the legislature. The Ontario general election of 1999 was held in the Canadian province of Ontario in the late spring of 1999. ... Lymphoma is a general term for localized malignancies that develop in the lymphatic or reticuloendothelial system. ...


The Liberals won the 2003 election and Patten was re-elected in Ottawa Centre by over 10,000 votes, the easiest victory of his career. He was not appointed to the cabinet of Dalton McGuinty, but was instead named parliamentary assistant to Gerard Kennedy, the Ontario Minister of Education on October 23, 2003. On September 27, 2004, he was named parliamentary assistant to Joseph Cordiano, the Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Considering that Ottawa is already over-represented in cabinet relative to its population, it seems unlikely that Patten will return to cabinet in the near future. 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 Honourable Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... The Honourable Gerard Kennedy, MPP (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Parkdale—High Park in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... 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. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Cordiano (born October 30, 1957) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


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Richard Patten, M.P.P. - Ottawa Centre (477 words)
Within weeks of the provincial Liberals assuming office, Richard was appointed by Premier Dalton McGuinty to serve as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, a position he fulfilled until September 2004.
Richard then acted as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, where he was responsible for presenting innovative proposals to the Minister that were aimed at enhancing Ontario’s economy.
In addition to his 2003 election, Richard’s constituents chose him to be their provincial representative in the 1987, 1995, and 1999 elections.
Richard Patten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Richard Patten (born May 13, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Patten was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, defeating incumbent New Democrat Evelyn Gigantes by just over 2000 votes in Ottawa Centre.
Patten was treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during this parliament, and did not play a major role in the legislature.
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