John Rafferty (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
|Preceded by||Ken Boshcoff|
July 3, 1953 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||instructor, teacher, small business owner|
John Rafferty (born July 3, 1953 in Wingham, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who was first elected to represent the electoral district of Thunder Bay—Rainy River in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the New Democratic Party.
Rafferty was previously the party's candidate in Thunder Bay—Superior North for the 2000 federal election, in Thunder Bay—Rainy River for the 2004 and 2006 federal elections, and in Thunder Bay—Atikokan in the 2003 and 2007 provincial elections. Provincially, he lost to incumbent MPP Bill Mauro by a margin of just 50 votes in 2007.
Rafferty worked as a radio broadcaster for CKPR in Thunder Bay before leaving to pursue his first election campaign. He subsequently launched his own business producing voiceovers for educational and training videos.
Rafferty has introduced one piece of legislation: the National Strategy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Act. He first introduced it on September 30, 2010, in the third session of the 40th Parliament as a private member's bill. He re-introduced it in June 2011, during the first session of the 41st Parliament.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||18,039||48.1||+7.8|
|Total valid votes||37,110|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||14,473||40.3||+6.9|
|Total valid votes||35,905|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||10,877||37.5||+15.88|
|Progressive Conservative||Rebecca Johnson||5,914||20.4||+2.78|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||12,862||33.4%|
|Total valid votes||38,485|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||10,781|
|Christian Heritage||Johannes Scheibler||267|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||6582||21.62||4.86|
|Progressive Conservative||Brian McKinnon||5365||17.62||-1.59|
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||6,169|
|Progressive Conservative||Richard Neumann||2,753|
|Marijuana||Denis A. Carrière||581|