|50th Mayor of Brampton|
December 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Susan Fennell|
|Preceded by||New riding|
|Succeeded by||Harinder Malhi|
|Preceded by||Joe Spina|
|Succeeded by||Riding abolished|
|Born||1958 (age 56–57)
Linda Jeffrey (born c. 1958) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. In 2014, she was elected as Mayor of Brampton. From 2003 to 2014 she was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the ridings of Brampton Centre and Brampton—Springdale. She served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. On March 25, 2014, she resigned from the legislature to run for Mayor of Brampton, which she won on October 27, 2014.
She was elected as a city councillor for Brampton's Ward 2 in 1991, and helped to negotiate the sale of Brampton Hydro toward the end of the decade (in addition to representing Brampton on the provincial Hydro One Board of Directors). Jeffrey also chaired the city's Budget Committee, and increased public access to the city's budget review process during her time as a councillor. She served as Acting Mayor of Brampton in May 2001, making at least one official appearance with the title.
Although previously associated with the Progressive Conservatives, Jeffrey switched to the Liberals to run in the provincial election of 2003. She defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Joe Spina by 1,005 votes in Brampton Centre. The Liberals won the election and she initially served as a backbench supporter of Premier Dalton McGuinty. She was re-elected in the redistributed riding of Brampton-Springdale in 2007 and 2011.
Between 2005 and 2010 she served in a variety of positions including Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Children and Youth Services, Democratic Renewal, Intergovernmental Affairs, Citizenship and Immigration and Transportation.
On January 18, 2010, Premier Dalton McGuinty appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Natural Resources. On October 10, 2011, Premier Dalton McGuinty appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Seniors.
On February 11, 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She was also appointed as Chair of Cabinet by Premier Wynne.
|Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet Posts (2)|
|Rick Bartolucci||Chair of Cabinet
|Bob Chiarelli||Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
|Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty|
|Cabinet Posts (2)|
|Charles Sousa||Minister of Labour
Also Responsible for Seniors
|Donna Cansfield||Minister of Natural Resources
Brampton mayoralty race
On March 25, 2014, she resigned from the legislature in order to run for Mayor of Brampton in the 2014 municipal election. As of September 30, 2014 she was polling well ahead of the incumbent Susan Fennell. She won the mayoral election defeating Susan Fennell.
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Pam Hundal||12,756||36.2||+5.4|
|New Democratic||Mani Singh||5,378||15.2||+4.3|
|Family Coalition||Bart Wysokinski||204||0.6||-0.1|
|Paramount Canadians||Jasbir Singh||136||0.4|
|Confederation of Regions||Fauzia Sadiq||81||0.2|
|Total valid votes||35,270||100.0||+1.6|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Carmen McClelland||10,704||30.8|
|New Democratic||Mani Singh||3,780||10.9|
|Family Coalition||Sandy Toteda||258||0.7|
|Total valid votes||34,710||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Joe Spina||15,656||40.86||-16.91|
|New Democratic||Kathy Pounder||4,827||12.60||-1.63|
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- "Former MPP Linda Jeffrey polls well ahead of Susan Fennell in Brampton race". Toronto Star. September 30, 2014.