Lois Brown

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Lois Brown
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Newmarket—Aurora
In office
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Belinda Stronach
Succeeded by Kyle Peterson
Personal details
Born (1955-01-22) January 22, 1955 (age 60)
Stouffville, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Other political
Canadian Alliance
Profession Teacher, Consultant

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.[1]

She is a former member of the Canadian Alliance, and was nominated as its candidate prior to the merger with the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

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.

Brown was the Conservative nominee in the 2006 federal election, where Stronach defeated her by 4,805 votes.

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.[2]

In the 2015 election, Brown was defeated by Kyle Peterson by a margin of 1459 votes.

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[3][4][5]
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

Canadian federal election, 2008: Newmarket—Aurora
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Lois Brown 24,873 46.73 +8.68
Liberal Tim Jones 18,250 34.29 −11.93
New Democratic Mike Seaward 4,508 8.47 −1.12
Green Glenn Hubbers 4,381 8.23 +3.46
Progressive Canadian Dorian Baxter 1,004 1.89 +0.65
Christian Heritage Ray Luff 211 0.40  

Canadian federal election, 2006: Newmarket—Aurora
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Belinda Stronach 27,176 46.22 +5.14
Conservative Lois Brown 22,371 38.05 −4.37
New Democratic Ed Chudak 5,639 9.59 −0.34
Green Glenn Hubbers 2,805 4.77 +0.30
Progressive Canadian Dorian Baxter 729 1.24 −0.86
Canadian Action Peter Maloney 79 0.13  


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