Matthew Kellway

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Matthew Kellway
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beaches—East York
Assumed office
Preceded by Maria Minna
Personal details
Born (1964-12-10) December 10, 1964 (age 50)
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 politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Beaches—East York in the 2011 Canadian federal election.[1] He defeated 18-year incumbent Maria Minna by a margin of more than 5,000 votes.[2]


Kellway spent much of his childhood in Kingston.[3] 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][4] 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.[5] They have three children and live in the Beaches neighbourhood.[6]


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.[7] He serves as critic for urban affairs and infrastructure, as well as deputy critic for transport.

Electoral record[edit]

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. ^ "Beaches-East York Canada Votes 2011". CBC News. 2011-05-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Winsa, Patty (2011-05-02). "NDP wins Beaches East York from Liberal Maria Minna". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ Kellway speech to Kingston and the Islands NDP Riding Association fundraiser, Kingston, Ont., November 21, 2014 
  4. ^ "Beaches-East York: Q & A of the riding's top contenders". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ Lameira, Phil (2011-05-18). "Kellway looks forward to helping out in Ottawa". Beach Metro Community News. 
  6. ^ Lavoie, Joanna (May 4, 2011). "BEACHES-EAST YORK: Liberals lose 18-year stronghold". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 
  7. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6. 

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