Dan Ruimy

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Dan Ruimy
MP
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Chairman of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Assumed office
February 16, 2016
Preceded byDavid Sweet
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRandy Kamp
Personal details
Born1962
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceMaple Ridge, British Columbia
ProfessionSmall Business Owner; Politician

Dan Ruimy MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Ruimy was born in Montreal in 1962. His parents Andre and Jacqueline Ruimy ran Cantor's Bakery in Côte-des-Neiges and a grocery store at Habitat 67.[4]

After 27 years working for various food and beverage companies, Ruimy settled in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, where he opened a book cafe.[4]

Politics[edit]

Ruimy was elected as a Member of Parliament for the riding of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge in the Canadian federal election, 2015. After being sworn in as an MP, Ruimy said that his major priorities involved "homelessness, affordable housing, helping struggling seniors, and providing assistance to youth trying to find jobs".[4]

He currently serves as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and sits on the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dan Ruimy 17,673 33.89 +28.51
Conservative Mike Murray 16,373 31.40 -23.45
New Democratic Bob D'Eith 15,450 29.63 -5.26
Green Peter Tam 2,202 4.22 -0.66
Independent Steve Ranta 516 1.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,150 100.00   $203,584.34
Total rejected ballots 121 0.23
Turnout 52,271 72.92
Eligible voters 71,682
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +25.98
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/liberal-jewish-and-muslim-mps-condemn-imams-who-called-for-the-death-of-jews
  2. ^ http://www.news1130.com/2015/10/20/liberals-pitt-meadows-maple-ridge/
  3. ^ http://www.mrtimes.com/news/322109581.html
  4. ^ a b c Kramer, Lauren. "B.C. JEWISH MP ENJOYS BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER". Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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