Peter Fragiskatos

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Peter Fragiskatos

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for London North Centre
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded bySusan Truppe
Personal details
Born (1981-04-30) April 30, 1981 (age 38)
London, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada
Spouse(s)Katy Boychuk
ResidenceLondon, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
Queen's University
Cambridge University

Peter Fragiskatos MP (born April 30, 1981) is a Canadian academic and Liberal Party of Canada politician, who was elected to represent the riding of London North Centre in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] During the 42nd Canadian Parliament Fragiskatos sponsored one private member bill, C-242 titled An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture) which sought to create a new offence within the Criminal Code called "inflicting torture". The bill reached second reading and was studied by the Committee on Justice and Human Rights but not proceeded with as it was found to overlap with existing provisions.[2]

Fragiskatos' family is of Greek descent. His grandmother Panagiota emigrated from Greece following World War II, and later became an organizer for the New Democratic Party's leaders Tommy Douglas and Stephen Lewis. Fragiskatos later attributed his interest in politics and social justice to her. He attended the University of Western Ontario, Queen's University, and finally the University of Cambridge, where his focus was on Kurdish human rights issues.[3]

Prior to his election he was a political science professor at Huron University College and King's University College.[4] He was a frequent commentator on international issues, and was published by Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, BBC News, and CNN.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Peter Fragiskatos 32,427 50.45 +16.22 $139,844.01
Conservative Susan Truppe 19,990 31.10 -5.95 $133,769.73
New Democratic German Gutierrez 9,423 14.66 -9.61 $35,678.98
Green Carol Dyck 2,286 3.56 -0.48 $2,843.90
Marxist–Leninist Marvin Roman 145 0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,271 100.00   $228,722.98
Total rejected ballots 267 0.41
Turnout 64,538 72.66
Eligible voters 88,819
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +11.08
Source: Elections Canada[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ "AM980 News (CFPL AM)". 980 CFPL. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  2. ^ MacIvor, Angela (September 24, 2016). "Nova Scotia advocates closer to making torture bill reality". CBC News. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Jonathan Sher, Peter Fragiskatos caught the political bug from his grandmother, The London Free Press, October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Jonathan Sher, Peter Fragiskatos caught the political bug from his grandmother, The London Free Press, October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Meet Peter Fragiskatos,
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for London North Centre, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Elections Canada Preliminary Results
  9. ^ Change represents redistributed results as calculated by Elections Canada from 2011 Election to boundaries of the 2013 Redistribution Order

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