Kyle Peterson (politician)

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Kyle Peterson

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Newmarket—Aurora
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byLois Brown
Personal details
Born (1971-03-11) March 11, 1971 (age 48)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Andrea
ResidenceNewmarket, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
ProfessionAttorney

Kyle Peterson MP is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Newmarket—Aurora in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kyle Peterson 25,513 45.18% +21.28%
Conservative Lois Brown 24,059 42.60% −11.69%
New Democratic Yvonne Kelly 4,806 8.51% −6.76%
Green Vanessa Long 1,331 2.36% −2.16%
Progressive Canadian Dorian Baxter 762 1.35% −0.36%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $219,391.75
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 56,471 67.95%
Eligible voters 83,108
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]


Canadian federal election, 2011: Newmarket—Aurora
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lois Brown 31,600 54.29 +7.56
Liberal Kyle Peterson 13,908 23.90 −10.39
New Democratic Kassandra Bidarian 8,886 15.27 +6.80
Green Vanessa Long 2,628 4.52 −3.71
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
Turnout 58,421 64.01
Eligible voters 91,275

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberal Kyle Peterson takes Newmarket-Aurora by a slim margin". Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ Meet Kyle Peterson, Liberal.ca.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Newmarket—Aurora, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 October 2015.

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