Bonnie Crombie

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Bonnie Crombie
Bonnie Crombie at 2017 AMO Conference (cropped) (36541302906).jpg
Crombie in 2017
6th Mayor of Mississauga
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded byHazel McCallion
Mississauga City Councillor
In office
September 26, 2011 – December 1, 2014
Preceded byEve Adams
Succeeded byCarolyn Parrish
ConstituencyWard 5 (Britannia Woods-Malton)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Streetsville
In office
2008–2011
Preceded byWajid Khan
Succeeded byBrad Butt
Personal details
Born
Bonnie Stack

(1960-02-05) February 5, 1960 (age 58)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyLiberal (2008-2011)
Spouse(s)Brian Crombie
Children3
ResidenceMississauga, Ontario
Alma materSt. Michael's College, Toronto
York University
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Websitemayorcrombie.ca

Bonnie Crombie (née Stack, born February 5, 1960) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 6th and current Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario since December 1, 2014.

From 2008 to 2011, she was a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville and, from 2011 to 2014, she served as councillor for Ward 5 on Mississauga City Council and on the Council of the Region of Peel.

Background[edit]

Crombie was born to Polish/Ukrainian-Canadian immigrants Veronica and Ed Stack in Toronto, Ontario. Her parents separated when she was three and Bonnie took the name of her stepfather, Michael Sawarna, when she was nine.[1] She graduated from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.[2] She received her M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 1992.[3] Before entering politics, Crombie was an entrepreneur and public affairs consultant who worked with many clients including the Insurance Board of Canada, McDonald's, and Disney. Crombie and her husband Brian live in Mississauga where they have raised three children.[4]

Politics[edit]

Crombie was elected as MP for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville as a Liberal Party candidate in the 2008 Canadian federal election, defeating incumbent MP Wajid Khan who had previously crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Conservative Party.[5] After being elected, Crombie served in Stéphane Dion's Liberal caucus as co-chair of outreach along with Justin Trudeau. Crombie also served as the Liberal Party critic for Crown corporations. She was an active supporter of Michael Ignatieff in his bid for the Liberal leadership. She was later defeated by Conservative candidate Brad Butt in the 2011 federal election.[6]

On September 19, 2011, Crombie was elected to Mississauga City Council in the by-election to succeed Eve Adams as Councillor for Ward 5, winning by slightly more than 200 votes over Carolyn Parrish.[7] The race also included Adams ex-husband, Peter.[8] On December 12, 2012, Crombie faced charges over alleged violations of election finance rules when she ran for councillor. At a subsequent hearing in February 2018, the Crown decided to withdraw the charges citing that financials must be formally audited before any charges could be considered.[9][10][11]

On October 12, 2014, retiring long-serving Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion endorsed Crombie to replace her as Mayor.[12] Crombie later defeated former city councilor, Member of Provincial Parliament and federal cabinet minister, Steve Mahoney to win the 2014 mayoral election.[13]

Crombie announced her run for re-election as mayor on October 27, 2017.[14] She won the 2018 mayoral election by a wide margin, receiving over 75 percent of the vote.[15]

Electoral record[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Mississauga mayoral election, 2018[16]
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 91,422 76.68
Kevin J. Johnston 16,079 13.49
6 other candidates 11,728 9.83
Total 119,229 100.00
Mississauga mayoral election, 2014
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 102,346 63.49
Steve Mahoney 46,224 28.68
13 other candidates 12,629 7.83
Total 161,199 100.00
Mississauga City Council by-election, 2011: Ward 5[17]
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 2,479 21.54
Carolyn Parrish 2,238 19.44
Simmer Kaur 1,662 14.44
Peter Adams 1,347 11.70
23 other candidates 3,784 32.88
Total 11,510 100.00

Federal[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Butt 22,104 43.75 +7.95
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 18,651 36.92 -8.84
New Democratic Aijaz Naqvi 7,834 15.57 +5.65
Green Christopher Hill 1,802 3.76 -2.94
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216 0.42 -0.15
Turnout 50,607 58.72 +2.59
Eligible voters 86,186
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 21,710 45.76 -0.18 $79,830
Conservative Wajid Khan 16,985 35.80 +0.99 $82,516
New Democratic Keith Pinto 4,710 9.92 -3.39 $2,460
Green Otto Casanova 3,179 6.70 +2.22 $11,616
Independent Viktor Spanovic 431 0.90 NA
Independent Ralph Bunag 426 0.89 NA
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,441 100.00 $89,184
Total rejected ballots 271 0.57 +0.2
Turnout 47,712 56.13 +8.03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent, Donovan (18 December 2016). "Hazel who? It's Bonnie Crombie's Mississauga". Toronto Star. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Brianna (October 31, 2014). "Alumni John Tory, Bonnie Crombie, Linda Jeffrey take on mayoralties as U of T experts named to Tory transition team". University of Toronto.
  3. ^ "John Tory and Bonnie Crombie lead the pack of victorious York alumni in Oct. 27 municipal elections". York University. October 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Crombie "not looking in the rear-view mirror"". The Mississauga News. Metroland Media. April 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Greater Toronto Area Results". Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. p. U2. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Crombie edges out Parrish for Mississauga council seat". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "The Gargoyle: Dimitreve, the early days, revisited". Ottawa Citizen. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  9. ^ "Charges go ahead against Mississauga councillor". Toronto Star. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  10. ^ "Mississauga Councillor Bonnie Crombie safe from election finance charges — for now". Toronto Star. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  11. ^ "Calls to audit Mississauga councillor Bonnie Crombie over election finances". National Post. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  12. ^ D'Aliesio, Renata (October 12, 2014). "Hazel McCallion endorses Bonnie Crombie in Mississauga mayoral race". The Globe and Mail.
  13. ^ Loney, Heather (27 October 2014). "Bonnie Crombie wins Mississauga mayoral election". Global News. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie seeking re-election". CityNews Toronto. October 27, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Rosella, Louie (October 22, 2018). "'There's still work to do': Landslide victory for Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie". The Mississauga News. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Rusnov, Diana (October 26, 2018). "2018 Election, Official Results" (PDF). Mississauga Votes. Office of the City Clerk, City of Mississauga. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "2011 By-election Results" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hazel McCallion
Mayor of Mississauga
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Eve Adams
Ward 5 Councillor, Mississauga
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Carolyn Parrish
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Wajid Khan
Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Streetsville
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Brad Butt