Who's running - ONDP 2014

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Who's running - ONDP 2014

Taking a cue from this post prior to the last election, I thought this would be a good place to compile a list of nominated and declared party candidates. 

 

Issues Pages: 
Regions: 
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Some official candidates:

 

Ajax-Pickering: Jermaine King

Brampton-Springdale: Ghurpreet Dhillon

Brant: Alex Feslky

Burlington: Jan Mowbray

Chatham-Kent-Essex: Aleksandra Navarro

Kingston and the Islands: Mary Rita Holland

Nepean-Carleton: Ric Dagenais

Oakville: Che Marville

Ottawa Centre: Jennifer McKenzie

Oxford: Bryan Smith

Peterborough: Sheila Wood

Richmond Hill: Adam DeVita

Scarborough-Rouge River: Neethan Shan

Simcoe-Grey: Dave Matthews

Sudbury: Joe Cimino

Thunder Bay-Atikokan: Mary Kozorys

Thunder Bay-Superior North: Andrew Foulds

Whitby-Oshawa: Ryan Kelly

Windsor-West: Lisa Gretzky

York-Simcoe: Laura Bowman

 

 

Wilf Day

Ottawa-Vanier: Hervé Ngamby, nominated last September, mechanical engineer specialized in sustainable development, married to Dr. Nancy St.-Pierre, a professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a doctor at Montfort Hospital.

Carleton--Mississippi Mills: John Hansen, a Kanata high tech businessman nominated February 22, 2014.

Ottawa South: Bronwyn Funiciello, ten years as an Ottawa Carleton School Board Trustee (Vice-Chair)

Ottawa West--Nepean: Alex Cullen, former MMP, former Ottawa councillor.
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell: Isabelle Sabourin, a Parliamentary Assistant to MP François Choquette, nominated last June.

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry: Elaine MacDonald, Cornwall City Councillor, President of the Cornwall and District Labour Council, nominated last May.

Leeds--Grenville: Alex Lundy, regional vice-president for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, nominated April 23, 2014, ran in 2011,

Lanark Frontenac Lennox and Addington: Dave Parkhill, nominated in May, 2013, ran in 2011

Northumberland--Quinte West: Kira Mees (ran in 2011).
Haliburton--Kawartha Lakes--Brock: Don Abel (former MPP).

Simcoe North: Doris Middleton, nominated last July over Penetanguishene mayor Gerry Marshall.

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Is Paul Ferreira running again in York South-Weston?

Wilf Day

Sarnia-Lambton: Brian White, nominated Jan. 26, 2014, ran in 2011 (came second with 25.3%).

Wilf Day

Sault Ste. Marie: Celia Ross, former Algoma University president, nominated March 27, 2014, ran in 2011. 

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: Karen Gventer, nominated March 28, ran federally in 2011.

Perth--Wellington: Romayne Smith Fullerton, journalism professor, won contested nomination in May 2013.

Kitchener Centre: Marg Johnston, nominated in April, trustee on Waterloo Region District School Board.

Guelph: James Gordon, singer/songwriter/poet, nominated last October, ran in 2011.

London North Centre: Judy Bryant, London city councillor, won contested nomination April 17, 2014.

Toronto Centre: Kate Sellar, human rights lawyer at Human Rights Legal Support Centre, won contested nomination April 13.

York West: Tom Rakocevic, Executive Assistant to Councillor Anthony Perruzza for the past seven years, ran in 2011, nominated April 2013.

Etobicoke North: Nigel Barriffe, public school teacher in North Etobicoke, on Board of Directors of Urban Alliance on Race Relations and five other groups, won 2012 J.S. Woodsworth Award, born in Kingston, Jamaica, was Green candidate in 2008. 

Willowdale: Alexander Brown, nominated Feb. 4, ran in 2011.

Etobicoke--Lakeshore: P. C. Choo, born in Malaysia, former banker, Financial Aid administrator with the University of Toronto, member of the University of Toronto Governing Council, Public School Trustee from 1994-1997, 2011 candidate in Markham, by-election candidate in Etobicoke--Lakeshore in 2013, nominated Feb. 26, 2014.

Mississauga--Erindale: Michelle Bilek, nominated last October, Mississauga-Erindale Federal NDP candidate in 2011.

Mississauga East-Cooksville: Fayaz Karim, nominated Feb. 23, 2014, born in Trinidad.

Mississauga--Streetsville: Anju Sikka, has hosted a radio show called Rangla Punjab for 10 years, nominated in March 2014, ran in Mississauga South in 2011.

Halton: Nik Spohr, nominated Nov. 2013, ran in 2011.

David Young

Has there been any indication amongst the sitting M.P.P.s of any who won't be re-offering?

 

toaster

Any news on whether Giambrone will be running?

Lord Palmerston

Hopefully not.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

If he does, make it be in Toronto...NOT Scarborough.

terrytowel

Paul Ferreira has indeed confirmed that he will be seeking the NDP nomination in York-South Weston. I really hope he wins and takes back the seat for the NDP

Wilf Day
Wilf Day

Barrie: David Bradbury

Quote:
The 35-year-old self-employed graphic designer was chosen at the best-attended nomination meeting the NDP has had since the 1980s, said former NDP MPP Paul Wessenger, who chaired last night's meeting as Bradbury — the provincial riding president — could not. “I was just amazed. There’s a lot of enthusiasm,” he said, adding he expected 50 people to show up, but more than 100 attended.

The openly gay man, who won a contested nomination, says he is Barrie's first openly gay candidate. "I believe in strong families of all kinds. This year, my husband and I will celebrate our 14th anniversary together." He helped start and is co-chairman of Barrie Pride, ran “Raise the Wage” in Barrie, and helps collect for the Barrie Food Bank.

Wilf Day

Huron-Bruce: Jan Johnstone, won contested nomination on Thursday. Social Worker (MSW), a school trustee since 2001, and former chair (2011-13), of the Bluewater District School Board, Vice-Chair Western Region of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), Kincardine Scottish Festival Vendor Coordinator. Her husband Gordon is a long time employee of Bruce Power, former Chief Steward for the Power Workers, and former Grey Bruce Labour Council President. (Her daughter Alex is a Hamilton School Trustee seeking the nomination in Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Westdale scheduled for May 14.)

Elgin-Middlesex-London:  Kathy Cornish of St. Thomas, nominated today, Business Agent at SEIU, President of Steelworkers' Local 4906 from May 2006 to 2012, ran in 2011.

Cambridge: Bobbi Stewart, a children and family services worker with Guelph CAS, and president of the Cambridge NDP riding association, nominated today. Ran in 2011 federal election in Guelph.

Chatham-Kent-Essex: Dan Gelinas, won contested nomination last night.

Thornhill: Cindy Hackelberg, nominated in January for the by-election, who also ran in 2011; high-tech software project manager, previously served as a television journalist covering York Region for a local Rogers TV station, Regional Rep from Central East on ONDP Executive. 

Oak Ridges--Markham: Miles Krauter of Markham, Co-Chair of University of Ottawa NDP.

infracaninophile infracaninophile's picture

What about Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale? I'm surprised I haven't had a call about the campaign.

robbie_dee

I'm surprised that this sort of information is not available on the Ontario NDP website?

mark_alfred

Agreed.  It's odd they don't have a list of candidates up yet on the site.

infracaninophile infracaninophile's picture

Wilf Day wrote:

 {ADFW}Nominating May 14.

Thanks, I shall follow with interest. Sadly, it appears Ted McMeekin will be running again for the Fiberals. The word on the street before the last election was that this would be his last term as he and his wife (a family physician in Carlisle) had bought a retirement home in Arizona or some such place. However he is apparently back for another kick at the can, and unfortunately for the NDP, he draws a lot of support from disillusioned PC voters who are the vast majority here. He took rock-solid PC polls in the last election. His local name recognition etc. will be hard to beat. However the Cons are divided amongst themselves about internal issues around the last campaign (I forget what those were); how much that still factors in is anyone's guess.

Unionist

robbie_dee wrote:
I'm surprised that this sort of information is not available on the Ontario NDP website?

I'm not. They're still offering a policy book download that precedes Jack Layton's demise. Do they need some donations, or just a wakeup call?

 

Rokossovsky

Wilf Day wrote:

Oshawa: Jennifer French won (contested?) nomination last night. Teacher at Glen Street PS in Oshawa, with Durham District School Board since 1998, member of ETFO Collective Bargaining Committee, Durham Region Labour Council delegate to last OFL convention. "Educator ~ ETFO ~ NDP ~ Labour Enthusiast ~ Student ~ Optimist ~ Organic Gardener" says her twitter account.

Yet more organized labour folks jumping on the Liberal Party bandwagon... oh wait...

Wilf Day

St. Catharines: City councillor for 12 years, Jennie Stevens, was nominated yesterday.
Kitchener--Conestoga: James Villeneuve, president of the Sheet Metal Workers' Local 562, won contested nomination last night, defeating 2011 candidate.

Scarborough Centre: Carol Baker, Legal assistant with union-side labour law firm, currently seconded to the Ontario Federation of Labour as a coordinator for their Workers' Rights Campaign, Ontario Common Front, and Peoples Social Forum. The Ontario Common Front is a labour-community coalition of over 90 organizations, including the OFL.

York Centre: John Fagan, ran in 2011.

Don Valley West: Khalid Ahmed, nominated May 10, ran in 2011.

Don Valley East: Akil Sadikali, Green Party candidate in 2011.

Mississauga--Brampton South: Kevin Troake, nominated May 9, middle school behavioural teacher in Brampton, and Special Needs Camp Director at Camp Concord in Bancroft area.

Vaughan: Marco Coletta, defeated for Richmond Hill nomination.

Ottawa-Orleans: Prosper M'Bemba-Meka

Dufferin-Caledon: Rehya Rebecca Yazbek

Pickering-Scarborough East: Eileen Higdon, Pickering Ward 2 local councillor in 1991-1994, ran for mayor 1994, ran for council again in 2006 (came second with 30%).

Eglinton-Lawrence: Thomas Gallezot, "Toronto french actor"

Haldimand-Norfolk: Ian Nichols, ran as the NDP candidate in both provincial and federal elections in 2008 and 2011.

 

Wilf Day

Oshawa: Jennifer French won contested nomination last night against Sara Labelle. Teacher at Glen Street PS in Oshawa, with Durham District School Board since 1998, member of ETFO Collective Bargaining Committee, Durham Region Labour Council delegate to last OFL convention. "Educator ~ ETFO ~ NDP ~ Labour Enthusiast ~ Student ~ Optimist ~ Organic Gardener" says her twitter account.

Markham--Unionville: Nadine Hawkins. Younger sister of the late Peter Kormos. Ran in 2011 federal election. Auditor.

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Prince Edward--Hastings: Merrill Stewart, 63, retired; national chair of the Canadian Friends Service Committee; board member of Bridging the Gap, a charity that works with children; has also been a board member of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group; had a career in the Sears Home Improvement sales department. Nominated Friday night.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke: Brian Dougherty, licensed electrician, ran in 2011, nominated Friday night.

Scarborough Southwest: Jessie Macaulay, has worked for three years in an elder law pratice, previously executive assistant at JusticeNet, won contested nomination Saturday afternoon.

Scarborough--Guildwood: Shuja Syed.

Etobicoke Centre: Chris Jones.

Brampton West: Gugni Gill Panaich. She is a former Miss Punjab, film actress and fashion model having worked in both India and Canada. She gave up her film career to marry a York Region police officer and have two children. She has done numerous stage shows and fashion shows for charity, and served as an ambassador for a number of charities. She had filed to run for Peel Regional council from Brampton wards 9 & 10, but withdrew after being nominated for the NDP. 

Parry Sound--Muskoka: Clyde Mobbley, nominated Saturday. 

infracaninophile wrote:

What about Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale? I'm surprised I haven't had a call about the campaign.

Nominating May 14. 

 

David Young

I asked in an earlier post, but no one answered my question, if all of the sitting NDP M.P.P.s are re-offering.

From the lists of candidates I've seen so far, am I safe in assuming that all of them are?

 

Wilf Day

David Young wrote:

I asked in an earlier post, but no one answered my question, if all of the sitting NDP M.P.P.s are re-offering.

From the lists of candidates I've seen so far, am I safe in assuming that all of them are?

Yes, and the media have noticed: the NDP is the only party where all sitting MPPs are standing again.

Eight ridings to go: Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale tonight, and seven I can't track: Niagara West—Glanbrook, Wellington—Halton Hills, Mississauga South, St. Paul's, Scarborough—Agincourt, Newmarket—Aurora, and Durham.

Unionist

Wilf Day wrote:

Yes, and the media have noticed: the NDP is the only party where all sitting MPPs are standing again.

If all sitting MPPs are standing, does that mean they're running?

Just trying to picture that.

 

NorthReport

Thanks David & Wilf,

Another small but significant sign things are going Andrea's way. She obviously is an effective leader and haveing all her MLAs running again shows that.

Wilf Day

Unionist wrote:

Wilf Day wrote:

Yes, and the media have noticed: the NDP is the only party where all sitting MPPs are standing again.

If all sitting MPPs are standing, does that mean they're running?

In fact, they're racing to the finish line. As the saying goes, they'll win sitting down.

 

Wilf Day

In Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, Alex Johnstone wins the nomination. A Hamilton public school trustee, she joins her  mother Jan Johnstone, Huron-Bruce candidate, and also a public school trustee, in the second mother-daughter candidate team. Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fyfe and her mother, Peterborough candidate Sheila Wood, are the other mother-daughter team.

NorthReport

Thanks for this Wilf. Smile

 

Brian Glennie

Wilf wrote:
Jan Johnstone, Huron-Bruce candidate

I wonder if that's our janfromthebruce.

Wilf Day

Brian Glennie wrote:

Wilf wrote:
Jan Johnstone, Huron-Bruce candidate

I wonder if that's our janfromthebruce.

Yep.

mark_alfred

Excellent!

theleftyinvestor

For the time being I am residing in York Centre.

I see John Fagan was nominated. First post on his social media: "It's time to elect a government that delivers on its promises, take a look at auto insurance!"

Even if it weren't for the comma splice, he's already lost my attention.

mersh

Hey, at least you have a candidate.

David Young

Wilf Day wrote:

David Young wrote:

I asked in an earlier post, but no one answered my question, if all of the sitting NDP M.P.P.s are re-offering.

From the lists of candidates I've seen so far, am I safe in assuming that all of them are?

Yes, and the media have noticed: the NDP is the only party where all sitting MPPs are standing again.

Thanks, Wilf!

 

Wilf Day

Niagara West-Glanbrook nominated Thursday night. (But I don't know who.)

Brachina

 Woot, go Jan, go! Here is to hoping that Huron Bruce is smart enough to know what an assist it has and votes her in!

 

 What's her shot at winning Huron Bruce?

mark_alfred
Robo

Elizabeth Long is the NDP candidate in the Scarborough-Agincourt federal by-election, which will be held on June 30th. I doubt that she sought the provincial NDP nomination in the same riding.

Wilf Day

Scarborough--Agincourt: Alex Wilson, Pastor at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, defeated Elizabeth Long? (Corrected: incorrect assumption.) Wilson was defeated for Scarborough Southwest nomination.

 

Wilf Day

Mississauga South: Boris Rosolak, a manager with the City of Toronto and Seaton House; nominated Monday night. 

terrytowel

“In 2007, when I first won, there was no Twitter. This time, my campaign hashtag is #unfinished business,” says New Democrat Paul Ferreira, who hopes to defeat Liberal incumbent Laura Albanese in York South-Weston.

“I tell folks it’s a best of five and we’re down two games to one,” jokes the 41-year-old avid sports fan.

Go Paul Ferreira!

Brachina

 Janfrombruce's daughter is running too!

 Awesome, I have a great respect for Jan and her insights on babble and I hope both Jan and her daughter win!

Brachina

 Just watched some of an episode of the opinionators  on youtube. First off great show, I wish more political shows had this much quality. Secony Alex, Jan's daughter, kicked ass and I honestly believe she can win the riding she's running in.

mark_alfred

Brachina wrote:

 Janfrombruce's daughter is running too!

 Awesome, I have a great respect for Jan and her insights on babble and I hope both Jan and her daughter win!

Good article here about them: Mother daughter duo running for NDP in provincial election.

genstrike

theleftyinvestor wrote:

For the time being I am residing in York Centre.

I see John Fagan was nominated. First post on his social media: "It's time to elect a government that delivers on its promises, take a look at auto insurance!"

Even if it weren't for the comma splice, he's already lost my attention.

Didn't a certain ONDP leader promise public auto insurance in the 1990 election?  Whatever happened to that?  If only that guy won...

Wilf Day

Durham: Derek Spence (a few miles west of me) is "a committed labour advocate, a lifelong resident of Durham Region and since 2005, he has lived on a farm in Newtonville. He has been a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture for 10 years and raises cattle, pigs as well as grows various field crops. Derek has worked as a custodian at the Unifor Hall for 12 years.

Derek is an avid football and hockey enthusiast. He has played hockey throughout Durham Region all of his life and has participated in local fundraising initiatives, including the United Way of Durham Region’s Score 4 United Way hockey tournament. Derek is a proud father of a beautiful 5-year-old daughter who also shares his love for hockey, playing on a team in the Orono Athletic Association."
Nominated May 22 or earlier.

Wilf Day

Niagara West-Glanbrook: Brian McCormack.

St. Paul's: Luke Savage.

Wellington-Halton Hills: Georgetown law student Michael Carlucci was nominated Wednesday evening.

Newmarket--Aurora: Angus Duff, Aurora, is a Business Professor at Trent University’s Oshawa campus who spent 13 years as a Human Resources Manager.

mark_alfred

Syd Ryan has tweeted his support for Jennifer French, NDP candidate for Oshawa.