Dan Waters

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Dan Waters
Ontario MPP
In office
1990–1995
Preceded by Ken Black
Succeeded by Bill Grimmett
Constituency Muskoka—Georgian Bay
Personal details
Political party New Democrat
Liberal since 1999
Occupation Auto shop owner

Daniel Waters is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.

Background[edit]

Waters worked at the Bracebridge Alcan plant before 1990, and now operates an auto repair and service shop in Baysville.[1]

Politics[edit]

He ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, but finished third in the central Ontario riding of Muskoka—Georgian Bay against Liberal Ken Black.[2]

The NDP won a majority government in the 1990 provincial election and Waters was elected for the riding on his second try. He defeated Progressive Conservative Marilyn Rowe by just under 3,000 votes; Black finished third.[3] Waters served as a parliamentary assistant from 1990 to 1995.[4]

In 1994, Farnan was one of twelve NDP members to vote against Bill 167, a bill extending financial benefits to same-sex partners. Premier Bob Rae allowed a free vote on the bill which allowed members of his party to vote with their conscience.[5]

The NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election, and Waters was defeated in his bid for re-election, finishing third against Progressive Conservative Bill Grimmett.[6] He ran for the NDP again in the 1999 provincial election, but finished a distant third against PC candidate (and future Premier of Ontario) Ernie Eves in the redistributed riding of Parry Sound—Muskoka.[7] In 2000, he unsuccessfully campaigned for a municipal seat in Lake of Bays Township.

After the 1999 election, Waters changed his affiliation from the NDP to the Liberal Party. For the 2003 provincial election, he won the Parry Sound–Muskoka Liberal nomination over Evelyn Brown and challenged Progressive Conservative incumbent Norm Miller, who had succeeded Eves in a by-election. Although the Liberals won a majority government provincially, Waters lost to Miller by more than 5,000 votes.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2003: Parry Sound—Muskoka
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 18,776 48.51 $49,869
Liberal Dan Waters 13,332 34.44 $42,984
New Democratic Jo-Anne Boulding 3,838 9.92 $8,378
Green Glen Hodgson 2,277 5.88 $3,385
Family Coalition Charlene Phinney 484 1.25 $909
Total valid votes 38,707 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 138
Turnout 38,845 60.03
Electors on the lists 64,710

Sources: Poll-by-poll results, Elections Ontario, and Financial Statements, Elections Ontario.


Ontario general election, 1995: Muskoka–Georgian Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Bill Grimmett 17,864 51.79 +19.99 $40,807
Liberal Ken Black 8,095 23.47 −4.10 $41,201
New Democratic Dan Waters 7,742 22.45 −18.18 $26,533
Green Michael Fenton 411 1.19 $330
     Independent Bill Ogilvie 381 1.10 $295
Total valid votes 34,493 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 340
Turnout 34,833 65.50 −2.15
Electors on the lists 53,179


Ontario general election, 1990: Muskoka–Georgian Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dan Waters 13,422 40.63 +16.37
     Progressive Conservative Marilyn Rowe 10,504 31.80 −0.49
Liberal Ken Black 9,105 27.57 −15.88
Total valid votes 33,031 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 307
Turnout 33,338 67.65 +2.48
Electors on the lists 49,279


Ontario general election, 1987: Muskoka–Georgian Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ken Black 12,645 43.45
     Progressive Conservative George Beatty 9,396 32.39
New Democratic Dan Waters 7,059 24.26
Total valid votes 29,100 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 320
Turnout 29,420 65.17
Electors on the lists 45,146

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harries, Kate (May 28, 1999). "Eves scoffs at suggestions he wouldn't serve out term". Toronto Star. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2. 
  3. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12. 
  4. ^ "MPP's letter on liquor licence not case of conflict, Rae says". Toronto Star. June 20, 1991. p. A12. 
  5. ^ "How MPPs voted on controversial legislation". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1994. p. A10. 
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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