John Carmichael (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley West
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Rob Oliphant|
February 14, 1952 |
John Carmichael (born February 14, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Don Valley West as a member of the Conservative Party.
Carmichael was born in Toronto. He owned and operated City Buick Pontiac Cadillac GMC Ltd, a family business that has operated in Toronto for over fifty years. He has served as president of a national leasing company, as Chairman of ARK e-tail Services and as Chairman of Commonwealth Financial Corporation. He is also Past Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association and was a founding chairman of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council.
Carmichael is a member of North York General Hospital Governor's Council and has served on the Wellesley Hospital Foundation Board. He is an avid golfer and has been a competitive rower for many years. He is also the current president of Rowing Canada Aviron and a director of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
He and his wife Kerry have three grown children: Christin, Michael and Julie.
Carmichael ran as the Conservative party candidate in the riding of Don Valley West in 2006 and 2008 federal elections, losing both times to Liberals John Godfrey and Rob Oliphant. In the 2011 election he defeated incumbent Oliphant by 611 votes.
Today, Carmichael is a Vice-Chair of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts. He is also Chair of the Government Auto Caucus, a Vice-Chair of both the Canada-US and Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Groups, an executive member of the Canada-UK Interparliamentary Group, and a member of the All-Party Aerospace Caucus.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Nicole Yovanoff||6,280||11.74||+1.55||–|
|Total valid votes||53,482||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||176||0.33||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||David Sparrow||5,102||10.19||+1.1||$67,984|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||50,072||100.00||$85,470|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||David Thomas||4,902||9.1||+0.5|
|Canadian Action||Paul Barnes||151||0.3|
|Total valid votes||53,802||100.0|
- Election 2011: Don Valley West. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
- Taber, Jane (28 September 2011). "MP’s bid to protect flag adds another notch to Harper’s patriotic belt". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 28 September 2011.