|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Belinda Stronach|
January 22, 1955 |
Lois Brown (born January 22, 1955 in Stouffville, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman and politician, currently the elected Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
In the 2004 federal election, Brown lost the Conservative nomination to Belinda Stronach, who went on to defeat Liberal candidate Martha Hall Findlay by a narrow margin. Stronach later crossed the floor to the Liberals and became a cabinet minister.
Brown was the Conservative nominee in the 2006 federal election, where Stronach defeated her by 4,805 votes.
In the 2008 election, Brown was the riding's Conservative candidate once again, and this time she won the seat by defeating the new Liberal candidate, Tim Jones, by 6,623 votes. Stronach did not seek re-election and retired from politics.
Within Newmarket-Aurora, Brown continues to contribute her time to many worthwhile community organizations. She is an Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and North Newmarket Lions Club and Honorary Chair of the Newmarket-Aurora Operation Red Nose volunteer designated driver program since 2009.
Brown was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in January 2011.
Also in January 2011, Brown was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In the 2011 election, Brown resumed her role as Conservative party candidate for the riding. She won a landslide victory over the other five candidates with 54.33% of votes in her riding, defeating the liberal candidate Kyle Peterson by 17,724 votes.
Following her re-election on May 2, 2011, Brown was re-appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Brown sits on the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, as well as a member of several Parliamentary Associations, Bilateral Associations and Interparliamentary Groups. She was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission in January 2011.
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Kassandra Bidarian||8,886||15.27||+6.80|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||998||1.71||-0.18|
|Animal Alliance||Yvonne Mackie||182||0.31||–|
|Total valid votes||58,202||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||219||0.37||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Mike Seaward||4,508||8.47%||-1.12%|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||1,004||1.89%||+0.65%|
|Christian Heritage||Ray Luff||211||0.40%||N/A|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Ed Chudak||5,639||9.59%||-0.34%|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||729||1.24%||-0.86%|
|Canadian Action||Peter Maloney||79||0.13%||N/A|
- "Parliament of Canada Information Page - Lois Brown". Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- Red Tape Reduction Commission. "Biographical Note – Lois Brown". Government of Canada. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
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