Joe Dickson

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Joe Dickson
Joe Dickson, MPP – Ajax—Pickering.jpg
Ontario MPP
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Riding established
Constituency Ajax—Pickering
Personal details
Born 1940 (age 74–75)
Ajax, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Donna
Children 2
Residence Ajax, Ontario
Occupation Businessowner

Joe Dickson (born 1940) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2007. He represents the riding of Ajax—Pickering.

Background[edit]

Dickson was born and raised in Ajax, Ontario.[1] He is the owner of a printing business, Dickson Printing Ltd.[2] Dickson is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.[3][4] He supports 22 Ajax-Pickering area sports teams.[5] He lives in Ajax with his wife Donna. They have two adult children and five grandchildren.[6]

Politics[edit]

Dickson was a councillor for the town of Ajax, Ontario from 1983 to 1990 and then from 1992-2006. He also served as a regional councillor for Durham. and also served as a trustee on the Ajax Catholic School Board.[2][7]

Dickson ran for the Liberal Party in the 1995 election in the riding of Durham West but lost to Janet Ecker by 15,258 votes.[8]

In the 2007 provincial election he ran for the Liberals again in the candidate in the riding of Ajax—Pickering. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Kevin Ashe by 5,959 votes.[9] He was re-elected in 2011[10] and 2014.[11]

In September 2013, Dickson was appointed as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and he served in that capacity until the Legislature was dissolved May 2, 2014. As of July 2014 he is a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines.

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014: Ajax—Pickering
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Dickson 26,257 51.06 +3.72
Progressive Conservative Todd McCarthy 14,999 29.17 -6.17
New Democratic Jermaine King 8,274 16.09 +1.72
Green Adam Narraway 1,589 3.09 +1.06
Libertarian Kyle Stewart 301 0.59 -0.13
Total valid votes 51,420 100.0 +23.94
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 580 1.12 +0.71
Turnout 52,000 50.18 +5.38
Eligible voters 103,629   +11.74
Liberal hold Swing +4.95
Ontario general election, 2011: Ajax—Pickering
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Dickson 19,606 47.34 -1.74
Progressive Conservative Todd McCarthy 14,718 35.54 +1.19
New Democratic Evan Wiseman 5,952 14.37 +6.28
Green Steven Toman 843 2.04 -5.54
Libertarian Andrew Delis 299 0.72
Total valid votes 41,418 100.0 +2.36
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 172 0.41 -0.07
Turnout 41,590 44.8   -4.5  
Eligible voters 92,745   +12.53
Liberal hold Swing -1.47
Ontario general election, 2007: Ajax—Pickering
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joe Dickson 19,857 49.07
Progressive Conservative Kevin Ashe 13,898 34.35
New Democratic Bala Thavarajasoorier 3,275 8.09
Green Cecile Willert 3,067 7.58
Family Coalition Andrew Carvalho 368 0.91
Total valid votes 40,465 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 197 0.48
Turnout 40,662 49.3  
Eligible voters 82,416  
Ontario general election, 1995: Durham West
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Janet Ecker 29,232 54.6
Liberal Joe Dickson 13,974 26.1
New Democratic Jim Wiseman 9,444 17.6
Independent Neil Fonseka 904 1.7
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vyhnak, Carola (October 11, 2007). "Second time the charm for Dickson; Well-known councillor who lost 1995 bid was clear winner yesterday". Toronto Star. p. A15. 
  2. ^ a b Szekely, Reka (May 18, 2011). "Liberals and Tories ready for election battle in Ajax-Pickering". The Ajax News Advertiser. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal Recipients". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal Recipients". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 Renaissance Conference". Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Szekely, Reka (October 7, 2011). "Comfortable victory for Joe Dickson in Ajax-Pickering". The Ajax News Advertiser. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Dickson seeks Liberal nod". Toronto Star. January 20, 1994. p. SD1. 
  8. ^ a b "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 1 (x). Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  10. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  11. ^ "General Election by District: Ajax-Pickering". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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