Joe Daniel

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Joe Daniel
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley East
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Yasmin Ratansi
Personal details
Born (1954-12-05) December 5, 1954 (age 60)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Political party Conservative
Profession Engineer, Professor

Joe Daniel (born 5 December 1954) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Don Valley East as a member of the Conservative Party. He is the first Canadian MP of Malayali descent.[2]

Before politics[edit]

Daniel came to Canada in 1987 to work on a contract with the Canadian military. In 1995, he moved to Toronto and joined (IBM) Celestica Inc. where he worked for 14 years as a manager in engineering. He was also a part-time professor at Humber and Centennial College and during this period presented a number of papers on fibre optic technology.[3][4]


In Parliament, Daniel is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Skills Development of Canada and Standing Committee on Transportation. He is also involved in several groups, associations and delegations.


  1. ^ "Election 2011: Don Valley East". The Globe and Mail. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ "As multicultural as his constituents: MP Joe Daniel". Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  3. ^ "About Joe". Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  4. ^ "SPIE Digital Library: Search results (3 papers found)". SPIE. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 

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