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Matthew Kellway

Matthew Kellway
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beaches—East York
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Maria Minna
Personal details
Born (1964-12-10) December 10, 1964
Gatineau, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
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]

Kellway has a B.A. (Hons.) 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 2011, Kellway was elected in the Beaches—East York riding. He defeated longtime Liberal incumbent Maria Minna by 5,309 votes. As a member of the official opposition he has been appointed as critic for military procurement. He currently serves as critic for environmental issues.

Electoral record

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., Nov. 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 (2011-05-04). "BEACHES-EAST YORK: Liberals lose 18-year stronghold". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). 

External links

  • Matthew Kellway – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Official website
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