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Tony Ruprecht (born December 12, 1942 in Konstantinow, Poland) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1981, and currently represents the riding of Davenport for the Liberal Party. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Davenport is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Ruprecht moved to Canada with his parents in 1949 after attending school in Germany. He was educated at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario (receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969), Wichita State University and Miami University, doing Ph.D. work at the latter institution from 1971 to 1973. He later worked as an Assistant Professor at Nebraska West University, and has taught Political Science at York University, Carleton University and Laurentian University. As a result of his early training, he often makes reference to figures such as John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his parliamentary speeches. He has authored two books: The Graduate School Game (1976) and Toronto's Many Faces (1990), the latter being an overview of Toronto's multicultural communities. Ruprecht is also a member of the Knights of Malta. 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, approximately 350 km north of Toronto. ... Greater Sudbury (2001 census population 155,219) is a city in Northern Ontario. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Wichita State University (WSU), an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest public college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... York University (YorkU) is a large comprehensive university, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Carleton University is a non-denominational, co-educational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... John Locke (August 29, 1632 – October 28, 1704) was an influential English philosopher and social contract theorist. ... Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712 – July 2, 1778) was a Franco-Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care...


Ruprecht began his political career at the municipal level. He is a past chair and advisor to the Parkdale Property Tax Reform Committee, and was a senior alderman representing Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood from 1978 to 1981. An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ruprecht was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, defeating New Democrat Jan Dukszta by nearly 1000 votes in the riding of Parkdale. Ruprecht was re-elected by a much greater margin in the 1985 election. William Daviss Progressive Conservatives finally won a majority government after winning only minorities in the 1975 and 1977 elections. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... David Petersons Liberals, with support from Bob Raes New Democrats, form a minority government despite having fewer seats than Frank Millers Progressive Conservatives. ...


The Liberals formed government after the election, and on June 26, 1985 Ruprecht was appointed as a minister without portfolio responsible for Disabled Persons and Multiculturalism. He was re-elected by a landslide the 1987 election, but was subsequently dropped from cabinet. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... A Minister without Portfolio is a government minister with no specific responsibilities. ... David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ...


The Liberals were upset by the NDP in the 1990 provincial election. Ruprecht managed to retain Parkdale by 523 votes over NDP candidate Sheena Weir, even though most surrounding ridings were won by the NDP. He was re-elected by a greater margin in the 1995 election, as the NDP lost much of its support base in the province. The Progressive Conservatives won the provincial election, and Ruprecht remained in opposition. As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ... 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. ...


In 1996, Ruprecht was the only Liberal MPP outside of Ottawa to support Dalton McGuinty's bid for party leader prior to the actual leadership convention. McGuinty was chosen leader after five ballots, though Ruprecht was not promoted within caucus. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... In Canadian politics, a leadership convention is held by a political party when the party needs to choose a leader due to a vacancy or a challenge to the incumbent leader. ...


He initially planned to run in the redistributed riding of Parkdale--High Park in the 1999 election, but stood aside for star candidate Gerard Kennedy. He instead ran against NDP incumbent Tony Silipo in the neighbouring riding of Davenport, after defeating human-rights lawyer Rocco Galati for the Liberal nomination. Parkdale—High Park is a Canadian federal and provincial electoral riding in the central-west part of Toronto on the lakefront with 106,559 residents. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... This article is about the politician. ... Tony Silipo is a former Canadian politiican. ... Rocco Galati is a Canadian human rights lawyer. ...


Many expected that the battle between Silipo and Ruprecht would be close, but it was not: Ruprecht won by 4,932 votes, 18% of the voters. The Progressive Conservatives (who have a very limited support base in Davenport) again won the provincial election, and Ruprecht remained in opposition.


Ruprecht was elected for a seventh time in the 2003 election, defeating NDP candidate Jordan Berger by over 8,000 votes. The Liberals won a majority government in this election, and it was initially rumoured that Ruprecht would be re-appointed to cabinet as reward for having endorsed McGuinty. This did not occur; in fact, he was not even given a parliamentary assistant's position. 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. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ...


Tony Ruprecht is an enigma for those who follow Ontario politics. He makes very few speeches in the legislature, and is not well respected outside of his constituency -- or, indeed, among some members of his own party. He is regarded by many as an eccentric social conservative, philosophically out of step with the mainstream of the Ontario Liberal Party. Most Toronto newspapers strongly supported McGuinty's decision to keep him out of cabinet. Nonetheless, he has developed a powerful electoral machine in his constituency, and has survived numerous challenges from NDP candidates. Ruprecht's unexpectedly strong victory over Tony Silipo in 1999 revealed him as an extremely skilled campaigner. Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


External link

  • Ontario Liberal Party bio on Ruprecht

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Tony Ruprecht (715 words)
Tony Ruprecht (born December 12, 1942 in Konstantinow, Poland) is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Ruprecht was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, defeating New Democrat Jan Dukszta by nearly 1000 votes in the riding of Parkdale; this contest was said to have been extremely nasty, with some of Ruprecht's campaign members making unwarranted personal attacks against Dukszta.
Ruprecht was returned for a seventh time in the 2003 election, defeating NDP candidate Jordan Berger by over 8000 votes.
Ruprecht defends Cuban trips - Svoboda - CubaNet News - Noticias de Cuba / Cuba News (353 words)
Ruprecht defended the travel as personal time to learn Spanish and Portuguese and to attend to an old Spanish teacher who was in a coma for 18 days before dying last week.
Ruprecht described the Spanish teacher as a "dear friend" and said his other trips were to become fluent in the two languages.
Ruprecht added that about 40 per cent of his constituents are of Spanish or Portuguese descent and he wants to be able to communicate with them better.
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