Mark Adler (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for York Centre
|Preceded by||Ken Dryden|
|Succeeded by||Michael Levitt|
|Born||March 17, 1962|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Adler attended William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1981. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984 and Carleton University Graduate School of Public Administration in Ottawa. He worked for Canadian Institute of International Affairs and was a trade representative in the Government of Ontario's office in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2003 he founded and chaired the Economic Club of Toronto.
In 2011, he was sued by a former business partner in the Economic Club of Toronto who claimed Adler owed him $140,000. A year later he settled the lawsuit.
In January 2014, he travelled with Harper on a trip to Israel. During a visit to the wailing wall, he urged an aide to the prime minister to allow him to get a photograph with Harper. He said, "It's the re-election! This is the million-dollar shot." The aide refused his request.
Adler was criticized during the 2015 federal election campaign for putting "son of a Holocaust survivor" on an election poster. Adler has also claimed in biographical and campaign materials to be the first child of Holocaust survivors elected to the House of Commons, a claim that was challenged by former Liberal MP Raymonde Folco, who sat in the House of Commons from 1997 to 2011 and is also a child of survivors. Adler's campaign page was changed on August 17 to omit references in his biography to being the first child of Holocaust survivors to be elected as an MP. Adler's campaign manager Georgeanne Burke told the National Post the claim was "an honest mistake," since Folco "never spoke publicly about her background." Asked about Adler's behaviour, Folco told the Canadian Jewish News that she found it "disgusting" for Adler "to use the Holocaust in this way, for personal ends."
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Hal Berman||3,148||7.3||-8.6||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,944||100.0||$198,299.74|
|Total rejected ballots||319||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Nick Brownlee||6,656||15.9||+3.8||$409.63|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,970||100.0||$83,892.08|
|Total rejected ballots||350||0.1||–|
- Hannon, Gerald (July 14, 2008). "A policy wonk living in geek heaven". The Globe and Mail.
- "York Centre: Adler takes formerly safe Liberal seat". Archived from the original on June 3, 2011.
- Maher, Stephen (January 22, 2014). "Trip all about election". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A2.
- Donnelly, Aileen (17 August 2015). "Conservative MP criticized for advertising that he is the 'son of a holocaust survivor' on campaign poster". National Post. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Csillag, Ron (August 17, 2015). "Is Mark Adler really the first MP born of Holocaust survivors?". Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- Maloney, Ryan (20 October 2015). "6 Controversial Tory Incumbents Who Lost (And 2 Who Didn't)". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for York Centre, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.