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Stephen J. "Steve" Peters (born January 18, 1993) is a Canadian politician. He is currently a Member of Provincial Parliament of the Ontario legislature, and serves as a Cabinet Minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


Peters was born in St. Thomas, in the southwestern section of Ontario. Both of his parents were the children of Ukrainian immigrants. He was educated at the University of Western Ontario, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1985. Peters subsequently worked as an archivist at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, and at Alma College in St. Thomas. He also worked as a stock clerk at the A&P food store in St. Thomas. St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... The University of Western Ontario (also known as Western, UWO, or Western Ontario) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate 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. ... History studies the past in human terms. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An archive refers to a collection of records, and also refers to the location in which these records are kept. ... Victoria Hospital may be a reference to: // Canada Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Jamaica Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica Republic of Ireland Victoria South Infirmary... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ...


Peters began his political career at the municipal level, being elected to the St. Thomas city council in 1988. He became the city's mayor in 1991, an accomplishment which made him the youngest mayor in the country at the time. Peters was re-elected by significant majorities in 1994 and 1997. A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peters shifted from municipal to provincial politics in 1999, running as a candidate of the Ontario Liberal Party in that year's provincial election. Peters defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative (PC) MPP Bruce Smith in the riding of Elgin—Middlesex—London, 20,417 votes to 19,246. Many regarded this as an upset, in that most other ridings with a similar demography (i.e., rural and socially conservative) supported PC candidates in this election. Peters' victory was likely due to personal popularity, rather than his party affiliation. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Bruce Smith is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Elgin—Middlesex—London is a federal and provincial electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...


The election was won by the Progressive Conservatives, and Peters became the opposition critic for Disability issues on June 26, 1999. In September 2000, he was named opposition critic for Agriculture. For the next three years, most of his interventions in the legislature were focused on agricultural and rural issues. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peters was easily re-elected in the Ontario provincial election of 2003, receiving over 57% of the vote in Elgin—Middlesex—London (Bruce Smith, again running for the Progressive Conservatives, received just over 30%). The election was won by the Liberals; many political commentators predicted that Peters would be named Agriculture Minister in the event of a Liberal victory, a factor which undoubtedly contributed to his re-election. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ...


Peters was, in fact, named Minister of Agriculture and Food on October 23, 2003. In late September 2004, he announced that the provincial government would provide thirty million dollars to farmers affected by the BSE crisis, which has prevented Canadian beef from reaching the American market. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Classic image of cattle with BSE. Frantic digging going nowhere. ...


He was named as Ontario's Minister of Labour following a cabinet shuffle on June 29, 2005. The Ministry of Labour is responsible for labour issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

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Premier of Ontario - Biography of Steve Peters (277 words)
Steve Peters was appointed Minister of Labour by Premier Dalton McGuinty in June, 2005.
Peters was appointed as the disabilities critic in June of that year and moved to the agriculture portfolio in September 2000.
Peters is considered one of the foremost experts on Elgin County history and is a collector of Elgin memorabilia, notably items associated with Jumbo, the giant circus elephant that was struck and killed by a train in St. Thomas in 1885.
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