|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Steveston—Richmond East
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||new district|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
November 27, 2000 – January 28, 2004
|Preceded by||Raymond Chan|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Chan|
April 27, 1963 |
|Political party||Liberal (2002–present)|
Reform (1993-2000)Canadian Alliance (2000-2002)
|Residence||Richmond, British Columbia|
Joe Peschisolido (born April 27, 1963) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He has a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Political Science from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
For decades, Peschisolido was a member of the Liberal Party, where he had worked as a youth co-ordinator for Jean Chrétien’s 1990 leadership campaign. In 1993, he joined the Reform Party of Canada (later the Canadian Alliance); running as their candidate in Etobicoke North in the 1993 general election and a subsequent 1996 by-election, he placed second in both turnouts. Relocating to British Columbia, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Richmond in the 2000 general election, defeating Liberal incumbent, Raymond Chan.
In 2002, Peschisolido left the Canadian Alliance and crossed the floor to the Liberal Party without consulting with his constituents. This was due to the “process of political realignment” which eliminated both the Canadian Alliance Party and the Progressive Conservative Party, and instead creating the Conservative Party of Canada.
While serving in office, Peschisolido fought to protect the rights of taxpayers by introducing the “Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights” in the 37th Parliament’s first, second, and third sessions.
In 2002, Peschisolido helped broker the original Garden City land deal, which saw the transfer of said lands from the Canadian federal government to the City of Richmond. This deal would have seen the City of Richmond receive 75 to 80 percent of the land, with the rest of the property set aside for a trade and exhibition center, as well as commercial development.
In 2003 he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. He was also Vice-Chair for the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
In 2011, Peschisolido won the Liberal Party nomination for Member of Parliament for Richmond at the 2011 Canadian federal election. However, he was later defeated by Alice Wong by more than 17,000 votes in the 2011 federal election.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Steveston—Richmond East|
|New Democratic||Scott Stewart||5,248||12.1||-10.72||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,225||100.0||$203,894.63|
|Total rejected ballots||287||–||–|
|Liberal notional gain from Conservative||Swing||+20.96|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Richmond|
|New Democratic||Dale Jackaman||7,860||18.27||+6.46||$9,038.79|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,028||100.0||$91,788.64|
|Total rejected ballots||220||0.51||+0.06|
|Canadian federal election, 2000: Richmond|
|New Democratic||Gail Paquette||2,695||5.68||-3.88||$10,941|
|Progressive Conservative||Frank Peter Tofin||2,578||5.43||-2.85||$4,329|
|Natural Law||Kathy McClement||164||0.34||-0.05|
|Total valid votes||47,431||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||218||0.47||-0.03|
|Alliance gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.10|
|By-election on March 25, 1996|
|Progressive Conservative||Mario Annecchini||2,812||10.6||-8.2|
|New Democratic||Maxine Caron||1,400||5.3||+1.6|
|Christian Heritage||Ron Gray||284||1.1|
|Total valid votes||26,549||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1993: Etobicoke North|
|Progressive Conservative||Jane MacLaren||9,470||18.8||-15.8|
|New Democratic||Carmela Sasso||1,839||3.7||-13.7|
|Natural Law||Marilyn Pepper||353||0.7|
|Independent||Antonio De Felice||105||0.2|
|Total valid votes||50,380||100.0|
- "Bills Sponsored by Joe Peschisolido".
- "Joe Peschisolido Begins Political Comeback".
- "Peschisolido as Parliamentary Secretary".
- "Peschisolido as Vice Chair".
- "Joe Peschisolido Accepts Steveston—Richmond East Liberal Party Nomination for Fall 2015 Election".
- "Justin Trudeau and the Liberals Have a Majority Government".
- "Liberal Joe Peschisolido Elected Member of Parliament Representing Steveston-Richmond East".
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Steveston—Richmond East, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
|Parliament of Canada|
|Member of Parliament for Richmond