Matthew Kellway

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Matthew Kellway
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beaches—East York
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Maria Minna
Personal details
Born (1964-12-10) December 10, 1964 (age 49)
Hull, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Donna
Children 3
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Profession Economist, policy analyst

Matthew Kellway (born December 10, 1964) is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Beaches—East York in the 2011 Canadian federal election.[1] He defeated 18-year incumbent Maria Minna by a margin of more than 5,000 votes.[2]


Kellway has a B.A. (Hons.) in political science from Queen's University and a Master of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto. He worked as an economist and as a policy analyst with the Society of Energy Professionals.[2][3] He was co-chair of the Toronto Energy Coalition, and chair of the St. John Catholic School Parent Council.[2]

Kellway is married to Donna who is a crown attorney.[4] They have three children and live in the Beaches neighbourhood.[5]


In 2011, Kellway was elected in the Beaches—East York riding. He defeated longtime Liberal incumbent Maria Minna by 5,309 votes. As a member of the official opposition he has been appointed as critic for military procurement.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Kellway 20,240 41.6% +9.5%
Liberal Maria Minna 14,931 30.7% -10.3%
Conservative Bill Burrows 11,067 22.8% +5.7%
Green Aaron Cameron 2,237 4.6% -4.9%
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 129 0.3% -0.03%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,604
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 48,604 68.2%


  1. ^ "Beaches-East York Canada Votes 2011". CBC News. 2011-05-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Winsa, Patty (2011-05-02). "NDP wins Beaches East York from Liberal Maria Minna". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ "Beaches-East York: Q & A of the riding's top contenders". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ Lameira, Phil (2011-05-18). "Kellway looks forward to helping out in Ottawa". Beach Metro Community News. 
  5. ^ Lavoie, Joanna (2011-05-04). "BEACHES-EAST YORK: Liberals lose 18-year stronghold". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 

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