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Peter Fragiskatos

Peter Fragiskatos
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for London North Centre
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Susan Truppe
Personal details
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Queen's University
Cambridge University
Profession Academic

Peter Fragiskatos 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]

Fragiskatos' family is of Greek descent. His grandmother Panagiota emigrated from Greece following 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.[2]

Prior to his election he was a political science professor at Huron University College and King's University College.[3] He was a frequent commentator on international issues, and was published by Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, BCC News, and CNN.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Peter Fragiskatos 32,421 50.46 +16.22
Conservative Susan Truppe 19,989 31.11 -5.94
New Democratic German Gutierrez 9,422 14.66 -9.62
Green Carol Dyck 2,274 3.54 -0.50
Marxist–Leninist Marvin Roman 145 0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,251 100.0     $227,732.91
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 87,668
Source: Elections Canada[5][6][7][8]

References

  1. ^ http://www.am980.ca/2015/10/19/london-north-centre-returns-to-red-with-election-of-liberal-peter-fragiskatos//
  2. ^ Jonathan Sher, Peter Fragiskatos caught the political bug from his grandmother, The London Free Press, October 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Jonathan Sher, Peter Fragiskatos caught the political bug from his grandmother, The London Free Press, October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Meet Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal.ca.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for London North Centre, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  7. ^ Elections Canada Preliminary Results
  8. ^ Change represents redistributed results as calculated by Elections Canada from 2011 Election to boundaries of the 2013 Redistribution Order

External links

  • Official Website
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