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Jonathan Wilkinson (politician)

Jonathan Wilkinson
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for North Vancouver
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Andrew Saxton
Personal details
Born Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Alma mater University of Saskatchewan (B.A.)
University of Oxford, Mcgill University (Masters)
Profession Businessman

Jonathan Wilkinson (born 1965 or 1966) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of North Vancouver in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. Before entering politics, Wilkinson was a constitutional negotiator and businessman who spent twenty years in the private sector, mainly with green technology companies.

Contents

  • Early life and career 1
  • Federal politics 2
  • Electoral record 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life and career

Wilkinson was born in Sault Ste. Marie and grew up inSaskatoon.[1] He was the former leader of the New Democratic Party's youth wing in Saskatchewan.[1][2]

Wilkinson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan and became a Rhodes Scholar. He earned master's degrees in international relations, politics, and economics from Oxford and McGill.[1]

Wilkinson was an advisor to Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow and served in the provincial civil service from 1991 to 1995, when he joined Bain & Company's Toronto branch. [1] In 1999, he relocated to Vancouver to work for QuestAir Technologies, a gas purification company and he became its CEO in 2002.[1] In 2009, he became the senior vice-president for business development in Nexterra Systems, a biomass company.[1] In 2011, Wilkinson became the CEO of BioTeQ Environmental Technologies, a water treatment company based in Vancouver.[1]

Federal politics

Wilkinson was nominated as the Liberal candidate for North Vancouver in the 2015 federal election in June 2014.[2] In the election, he won over 55% of the vote and defeated Conservative incumbent Andrew Saxton.[3]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jonathan Wilkinson 36,458 56.65 +26.94
Conservative Andrew Saxton 17,301 26.88 -20.68
Green Claire Martin 5,350 8.31 +3.08
New Democratic Carleen Thomas 5,015 7.79 -9.07
Libertarian Ismet Yetisen 136 0.21
Independent Payam Azad 94 0.15
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,354 100.0   $218,801.55
Total rejected ballots 218
Turnout 64,572
Eligible voters 84,093
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +23.81%
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for North Vancouver, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  6. ^ [1]

External links

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