|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Belinda Stronach|
|Succeeded by||Kyle Peterson|
|Born||January 22, 1955|
Lois E. Brown (born January 22, 1955 in Stouffville, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman and politician. She served as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Newmarket—Aurora from 2008 to 2015.
In the 2004 federal election, Brown lost the Conservative nomination to Belinda Stronach, who went on to defeat Liberal candidate Martha Hall Findlay by a narrow margin. Stronach later crossed the floor to the Liberals and became a cabinet minister.
In the 2008 election, Brown was the riding's Conservative candidate once again, and this time she won the seat by defeating the new Liberal candidate, Tim Jones, by 6,623 votes. Stronach did not seek re-election and retired from politics.
Within Newmarket-Aurora, Brown continues to contribute her time to many worthwhile community organizations. She is an Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and North Newmarket Lions Club and Honorary Chair of the Newmarket-Aurora Operation Red Nose volunteer designated driver program since 2009.
Brown was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in January 2011.
Also in January 2011, Brown was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In the 2011 election, Brown resumed her role as Conservative party candidate for the riding. She won a landslide victory over the other five candidates with 54.33% of votes in her riding, defeating the liberal candidate Kyle Peterson by 17,724 votes.
Following her re-election on May 2, 2011, Brown was re-appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Brown sat on the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and she was a member of several Parliamentary Associations, Bilateral Associations, and Interparliamentary Groups. She was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission in January 2011.
In the 2015 election, Brown was defeated by Kyle Peterson by a margin of 1,459 votes.
In October 2017, Brown announced that she would be seeking the Conservative Party of Canada nomination for Newmarket—Aurora in an attempt to regain her seat in the 43rd Canadian federal election. She was acclaimed as the candidate in March 2018
|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|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Mike Seaward||4,508||8.47||−1.12|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||1,004||1.89||+0.65|
|Christian Heritage||Ray Luff||211||0.40|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Newmarket—Aurora|
|New Democratic||Ed Chudak||5,639||9.59||−0.34|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||729||1.24||−0.86|
|Canadian Action||Peter Maloney||79||0.13|
- "Parliament of Canada Information Page - Lois Brown". Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- "Stronach wins riding nomination". The Globe and Mail. March 10, 2004. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- "Belinda Stronach secures nomination in riding". CBC News. March 10, 2004. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- "Stronach survives battle with her old party". The Globe and Mail. January 24, 2006. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- "Stronach gone, Grits lose". Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- "Lois Brown earns top marks from Newmarket-Aurora voters". Toronto Star. May 2, 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- Red Tape Reduction Commission. "Biographical Note – Lois Brown". Government of Canada. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
- "Liberal Kyle Peterson takes Newmarket-Aurora by a slim margin". Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- 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.