Kyle Peterson (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Lois Brown|
|Born||March 11, 1971|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario|
University of Toronto
Peterson did his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, and graduate studies at the University of Toronto (earning both a master's degree and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management) and Dalhousie University, where he earned a law degree. As a lawyer he specialized in commercial litigation, and at the time prior to his election was a partner in Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP. As well, he served as the director of the York Region branch of the United Way.
Peterson first ran for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2011 federal election, losing to incumbent Lois Brown. Running again four years later, he defeated Brown and was elected to the House of Commons.
Peterson said after the 2018 Ontario provincial election that saw the defeat of the provincial Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne, and her resignation as party leader, that he was considering running for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Yvonne Kelly||4,806||8.51%||−6.76%||–|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||762||1.35%||−0.36%||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||–||100.0||$219,391.75|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Kassandra Bidarian||8,886||15.27||+6.80|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||998||1.71||−0.18|
|Animal Alliance||Yvonne Mackie||182||0.31|
|Total valid votes||58,202||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||219||0.37|
- "Liberal Kyle Peterson takes Newmarket-Aurora by a slim margin". Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
- Meet Kyle Peterson, Liberal.ca.
- "Conservatives and New Democrats claim there's 'not a riding in Ontario that's beyond' their reach federally in 2019". The Hill Times. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Newmarket—Aurora, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
- "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 October 2015.