Pamela Goldsmith-Jones

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Pamela Goldsmith-Jones
MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
Assumed office
January 30, 2017
Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Preceded by David Lametti
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
Minister Stephane Dion
Preceded by David Anderson
Succeeded by Matt DeCourcey
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by John Weston
Mayor of West Vancouver
In office
2005–2011
Preceded by Ron Wood
Succeeded by Michael Smith
Personal details
Born 1961
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones (born 1961) is a Canadian Liberal politician, and the current Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. On January 25, 2017, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade. She also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs December 2015 – January 2017. She was previously the mayor of West Vancouver, British Columbia, from 2005 to 2011.

Goldsmith-Jones attended École Pauline Johnson Elementary School and West Vancouver Secondary School. She attended the University of British Columbia (BA, 1983; MA 1988) where she studied Political Science.[1] She was elected over incumbent Ron Wood on November 19, 2005, and re-elected in 2008.[2][3] She retired from municipal politics in December, 2011, declining to run for a third term.[4][5]

After completing her executive MBA at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business and running her consulting firm from 2012–2015, Goldsmith-Jones announced her intention to challenge incumbent MP John Weston in the 2015 federal election.[6][7] Goldsmith-Jones won the Liberal Party of Canada nomination in June 2014.[8][9][10] She unseated Weston the following October, winning the election.[11][12]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Pamela Goldsmith-Jones 36,300 54.62 +30.81 $180,025.50
Conservative John Weston 17,411 26.20 -19.59 $199,351.34
New Democratic Larry Koopman 6,554 9.86 -11.61
Green Ken Melamed 5,907 8.89 +1.26 $129,042.88
Marijuana Robin Kehler 180 0.27 $176.40
Marxist–Leninist Carol-Lee Chapman 106 0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 66,458 100.00   $241,170.76
Total rejected ballots 173 0.26
Turnout 66,631 74.48
Eligible voters 89,459
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +25.20
Source: Elections Canada[13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weder, Adele (2 June 2011). "Profile: West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones". Vancouver Magazine. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Smith, Charlie (15 November 2008). "Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones reelected in West Vancouver". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ North Shore News (16 November 2008). "Goldsmith-Jones wins West Vancouver mayoralty race". Canada.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Burke, David (25 June 2014). "Liberals pick Goldsmith-Jones". The Squamish Chief. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Lloyd, Mike (15 November 2011). "Civic Election Spotlight: North Shore". News1130. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Beedie School of Business (11 April 2013). "SFU's EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership captures BC Business Most Innovative award". Beedie Newsroom (Simon Fraser University). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Squamish Chief Staff (11 June 2014). "Liberal nomination set". The Squamish Chief. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Barrett, Brandon (26 June 2014). "Goldsmith-Jones sets out case for Liberals". Pique Magazine. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Richter, Brent (27 June 2014). "North Shore Liberals choose candidates". North Shore News. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Deen, Meribeth (1 October 2014). "Federal Liberal candidate meets with Bowen-voters". Bowen Island Undercurrent. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pamela Goldsmith-Jones elected in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country". Global News. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  12. ^ Chouinard, Mike (19 October 2015). "Liberal Goldsmith-Jones wins riding". The Squamish Chief. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, 30 September 2015
  14. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  15. ^ [1]

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