Karen Kraft Sloan

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Karen Kraft Sloan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York—Simcoe
In office
Preceded byJohn Cole
Succeeded byRiding dissolved
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York North
In office
Preceded byMaurizio Bevilacqua
Succeeded byRiding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1952-04-03) 3 April 1952 (age 70)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
CommitteesChair, Subcommittee on Environmental Awareness for Sustainability of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (1994–1997)
PortfolioParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (1996–1998)

Karen Kraft Sloan (born 3 April 1952) is a former Canadian politician who served as a Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 2004. By career, she is a teacher and consultant.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Sloan first won election to Parliament for the York—Simcoe electoral district during the 1993 federal election. The 1997 and 2000 general elections saw her return to Parliament in the York North riding, which was formed after a restructuring of electoral district boundaries. Sloan thus served in the 35th, 36th, and 37th Canadian Parliaments.

After retiring from politics in 2004, she was appointed as Canada's Ambassador for the Environment on 16 February 2005. The appointment was announced by Stéphane Dion and Pierre Pettigrew who were respectively the Canadian Ministers of Environment and Foreign Affairs at the time.


Electoral record[edit]

1997 Canadian federal election: York North
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan 22,942
Reform Shauneen MacKay 13,245
Progressive Conservative John Cole 11,308
New Democratic Laurie Cooke 1,996
Christian Heritage Ian Knight 799
Canadian Action JeweEl McKenzie 220
Natural Law Mary Wan 187
2000 Canadian federal election: York North
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan 22,665
Alliance Bob Yaciuk 11,985
Progressive Conservative Joe Wamback 11,890
New Democratic Ian Scott 1,696
Independent Ian Knight 509

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