Philip Toone

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Philip Toone
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Raynald Blais
Personal details
Born 1965
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Maria, Quebec
Profession teacher

Philip Toone (born 1965) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.

Early life[edit]

Philip Toone was born in Ottawa in 1965, He currently resides in Maria, Quebec, with his partner of 13 years.[1] His former occupation was that of a teacher and notary.

Political career[edit]

Toone ran for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 Canadian federal election. He was defeated finishing in fifth place losing to incumbent Raynald Blais in the electoral district of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine. He ran for a second time in the 2011 Canadian federal election and won.[2] He represents the electoral district of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine as a member of the New Democratic Party.

He was one of five openly gay candidates elected to Parliament in the 2011 election.[3]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011: Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Philip Toone 12,427 33.8 +26.8
Bloc Québécois Daniel Côté 11,650 31.6 -8.4
Conservative Régent Bastien 6,292 17.1 -5.7
Liberal Jules Duguay 5,533 15.0 -12.0
Green Julien Leblanc 913 2.5 -0.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,815 100.0
Total rejected ballots 571 1.53
Turnout 37,386 53.92 +1
Eligible voters 69,334
Source: Elections Canada

Canadian federal election, 2004: Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Raynald Blais 21,446 55.7
Liberal Georges Farrah 12,579 32.7 $44,504
Conservative Guy De Coste 2,636 6.8 $7,805
Green Bob Eichenberger 1,060 2.8 $0
New Democratic Philip Toone 805 2.1 $1,695
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,526 100.0 $79,194

Canadian federal election, 2000: Champlain
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Marcel Gagnon 20,423
Liberal Julie Boulet 20,408
Alliance Eric Labranche 2,588
Marijuana Paul Giroux 1,020
New Democratic Philip Toone 672