David Boushy

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David Boushy
Ontario MPP
In office
1995–1999
Preceded by Bob Huget
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Sarnia
Personal details
Born (1932-01-25) January 25, 1932 (age 85)
Lebanon
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession Businessman

David Boushy (born January 25, 1932) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 1999.

Background[edit]

He was educated at Narj' Oyoun National College in Lebanon. He worked for Esso Chemicals after moving to Canada,[1] and was the founder and editor of the Sarnia Visitor's Guide. Boushy served for over 30 years as a city councillor for Sarnia City Council, and was the secretary of the local Progressive Conservative association.

Politics[edit]

Boushy was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1995 provincial election, defeating Liberal Joan Link and incumbent New Democrat Bob Huget.[2] He served as a backbench supporter of Mike Harris's government for the next four years.

Boushy lost to Liberal Caroline Di Cocco by about 3,000 votes in the 1999 provincial election, in the redistributed riding of Sarnia—Lambton.[3] He subsequently returned to municipal politics, and is still a member of the Sarnia municipal council as of 2010.

On November 18, 2005 a Long-standing Service Award was presented to David Boushy by the Ontario Government for his over 25 years of Municipal Service and for "showing immense leadership and commitment to his community of Sarnia Lambton".[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Dave Boushy 9260
Liberal Joan Link 8626
New Democratic Bob Huget 7487
Family Coalition Ron Raes 1642
Freedom Anthony Barbato 217
Freedom Andrew K. Falby 159
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Caroline Di Cocco 19,440 48.91
Progressive Conservative Dave Boushy 16,679 41.96
New Democratic Mark Kotanen 3,110 7.82
Freedom Andrew K. Falby 517 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Ontario-Committee Transcripts". Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "2004 Award Recipients". Retrieved 2011-01-15. 

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