Matthew Kellway

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Matthew Kellway
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beaches—East York
In office
Preceded by Maria Minna
Succeeded by Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Personal details
Born (1964-12-10) December 10, 1964 (age 52)
Gatineau, Quebec
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s) Donna
Children 3
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater Queen's University
University of Toronto
York University
Profession Economist, policy analyst

Matthew Kellway (born December 10, 1964) is a Canadian economist and former politician. He was a New Democratic Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Beaches—East York from 2011 to 2015.


Kellway spent much of his childhood in Kingston.[1] He has a degree in political science from Queen's University, and a Master of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto. He also pursued graduate studies at York University.

He worked as an economist and as a policy analyst with the Society of Energy Professionals.[2][3] He was co-chair of the Toronto Energy Coalition, and chair of the St. John Catholic School Parent Council.[2] He served as president of the Beaches-East York NDP Riding Association for four terms.

Kellway is married to Donna who is a crown attorney.[4] They have three children and live in the Beaches neighbourhood.[5]


In the 2011 federal election he ran as the New Democratic candidate in the riding of Beaches—East York. He defeated longtime Liberal incumbent Maria Minna by 5,309 votes.[2][6][7] He served as the opposition critic for urban affairs and infrastructure, as well as deputy critic for transport. In 2015 he was defeated by Liberal candidate Nathaniel Erskine-Smith during an election where the Liberals took every seat in Toronto. He was defeated by over 10,000 votes.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Nathaniel Erskine-Smith 27,458 49.45 +18.7
New Democratic Matthew Kellway 17,113 30.81 -10.83
Conservative Bill Burrows 9,124 16.43 -6.31
Green Randall Sach 1,433 2.58 -2.02
Independent James Sears 254 0.46
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 105 0.19 -0.08
Independent Peter Surjanac 43 0.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,530 100.0   $207,738.12
Total rejected ballots 216
Turnout 55,746
Eligible voters 75,169
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Kellway 20,240 41.6% +9.5%
Liberal Maria Minna 14,931 30.7% -10.3%
Conservative Bill Burrows 11,067 22.8% +5.7%
Green Aaron Cameron 2,237 4.6% -4.9%
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 129 0.3% -0.03%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,604
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 48,604 68.2%


  1. ^ Kellway speech to Kingston and the Islands NDP Riding Association fundraiser, Kingston, Ont., November 21, 2014 
  2. ^ a b c Winsa, Patty (2011-05-02). "NDP wins Beaches East York from Liberal Maria Minna". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ "Beaches-East York: Q & A of the riding's top contenders". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ Lameira, Phil (2011-05-18). "Kellway looks forward to helping out in Ottawa". Beach Metro Community News. 
  5. ^ Lavoie, Joanna (May 4, 2011). "BEACHES-EAST YORK: Liberals lose 18-year stronghold". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 
  6. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6. 
  7. ^ "Beaches-East York Canada Votes 2011". CBC News. 2011-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Canada Votes". The Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. pp. GT13–GT15. 
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Beaches—East York, 30 September 2015
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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