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Encyclopedia > Tara Crugnale

Tara Crugnale (b. 1976 in Hamilton, Ontario)). She is a small business owner and politician, and a graduate of McMaster University. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... McMaster University is a medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ...

At McMaster, Crugnale was a columnist for The Silhouette, the weekly newspaper published by the McMaster Students Union. She also oversaw music and talk-radio programs on CFMU, the campus radio station. The McMaster Students Union (MSU), is the central undergraduate student government at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... CFMU is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 93. ...

Tara Crugnale, together with her mother and sister, were very active in a charity which they established, C.R.I.E.D. (Children Refugees In need of Effective Direct aid). Initially this organization helped refugee children from her mother's native Croatia. Later, its mandate expanded to include children in need around the world.

Crugnale's father, Bruno Crugnale, is a local businessperson who was named Honorary Counsel of the Republic of Italy to Hamilton-Niagara.


Crugnale first became active in the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario during the 1995 provincial election, when she worked for Toni Skarica, the Progressive Conservative candidate in Wentworth North. During her time at McMaster, Crugnale was also an active member of the McMaster PC Association. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Toni Skarica is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Wentworth North was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...

After the death of Liberal Party Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Dominic Agostino, the provincial Conservatives approached Crugnale to run as their candidate in a 2004 byelection in Hamilton East. The riding had not elected a Conservative in decades. Although there was public anger directed towards Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government, the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Andrea Horwath ended up being the beneficiary, winning a substantial victory over Crugnale and the late Liberal MPP's brother Ralph Agostino. The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Dominic Agostino (October 14, 1959 - March 24, 2004) was a Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Hamilton East for the Liberal Party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... Hamilton East is both a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Ontario NDP MPP Andrea Horwath Andrea Horwath is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...

  Results from FactBites:
Peace, order and good government, eh?: A sign of things to come? (624 words)
The riding's 187 poll stations reported an unofficial vote count of 15,185 ballots for Horwath, compared to 6,362 votes for Agostino.
The Tory candidate, Tara Crugnale, got 1,619 votes.
To be fair, the incumbent Liberal would have been Dominic Agostino but he passed away in March from liver cancer.
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