|Joseph John Comartin|
|Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons|
September 17, 2012
|Governor General||David Johnston|
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Denise Savoie|
|Member of Parliament
Windsor—St. Clair (2000–2004)
|Preceded by||Rick Limoges|
December 26, 1947 |
Stoney Point, Ontario
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||lawyer, managing director|
A civil litigation lawyer based in Windsor, Ontario, Comartin enjoyed strong support from local union members when he ran for a seat in the House of Commons, but narrowly lost in the 1997 general election and in a 1999 by-election.
He won the seat in the 2000 election, becoming the first federal NDP candidate to win a seat in Ontario in ten years (Mike Breaugh of Oshawa had been the last to win in a 1990 by-election ). He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011.
Comartin stood as a candidate in the leadership of the NDP in 2003, and finished fourth.
He was the Opposition House Leader from October 18, 2011 to April 19, 2012.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|New Democratic Party||Joe Comartin||14,237|
|Progressive Conservative||Bruck Easton||4,253|
By-election: On Cohen's death:
|By-election on 12 April 1999|
|New Democratic Party||Joe Comartin||13,800|
|Progressive Conservative||Bruck Easton||2,074|
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|New Democratic Party||Joe Comartin||17,001|
|Progressive Conservative||Bruck Easton||1,906|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Joe Comartin||20,037||41.85|
|Total valid votes||47,878||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||362||0.75|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Joe Comartin||22,646||44.62||+2.77|
|Total valid votes||50,747||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||261||0.51||-0.24|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Joe Comartin||20,045||48.9%||+4.3%||$67,619|
|Conservative||Denise Ghanam||9,826||24.0%||-1.3 %||$15,626|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,014||100%||$88,944|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Joe Comartin||22,224||49.90%||+1.20%||–|
|Total valid votes||44,540||100.00%||–|
- Cohen, Tobi. "Ocanada.com-Joe Comartin named Deputy Speaker". Ocanada.com. Ocanada.com. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Thompson, Chris. "The Windsor Star - Comartin acclaimed deputy Speaker in House". The Windsor Star. The Windsor Star. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "Comartin calls it a career; New Democrat to retire after 14 year as Windsor-Tecumseh MP". Windsor Star, July 3, 2014.
- Official site
- How'd They Vote?: Joe Comartin's voting history and quotes
- Joe Comartin – Parliament of Canada biography
|Parliament of Canada|
|Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons