Granville Anderson

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Granville Anderson
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Durham
In office
June 12, 2014 – June 7, 2018
Preceded by John O'Toole
Succeeded by Lindsey Park
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 58–59)
Jamaica
Political party Liberal
Residence Courtice, Ontario
Alma mater University of Windsor
Profession Mediator

Granville Anderson (born c. 1960) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2014 to 2018 who represented the riding of Durham.

Background

Anderson was born in Jamaica and moved to Canada with his family when he was 13. He attended the University of Windsor where he obtained a certificate in mediation law, and earned a business administration diploma through Seneca College. He was elected as a separate school trustee in 2003, and was eventually elected as the chair of Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School Board. He owns his own company specializing in mediation services.[1]

Politics

He ran in the 2014 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Durham. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Mike Patrick by 1,236 votes.[2][3]

He served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services and as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education (Ontario).

Anderson was defeated in the 2018 Ontario general election.[4]

Electoral Record

Provincial

Ontario general election, 2018: Durham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Lindsey Park 28,575 46.99% +12.70
New Democratic Joel Usher 19,253 31.66% +7.58
Liberal Granville Anderson 10,237 16.84% −19.61
Green Michelle Corbett 2,360 3.88% −0.51
Libertarian Ryan Robinson 382 0.63% −0.17
Total valid votes 60,807 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing  
Source(s)
"Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
Ontario general election, 2014: Durham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Granville Anderson 19,816 36.45 +7.10
Progressive Conservative Mike Patrick 18,640 34.29 −14.78
New Democratic Derek Spence 13,094 24.08 +6.49
Green Halyna Zalucky 2,382 4.39 +1.70
Libertarian Conner Toye 434 0.80 −0.13
Total valid votes 54,336 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.94
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the records, 019 Durham" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015.

Municipal

2018 Clarington Election, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4[5]
Candidate Votes %
Granville Anderson 2,675 34.11
Steven Cooke 2,205 28.12
Wendy Partner 2,083 26.56
Peter Vogel 879 11.21
2010 Clarington Election, PVNCCDSB School Board Trustee[6]
Candidate Votes %
Granville Anderson 1,345 32.68
Peggy O'Toole 1,168 28.38
Barbara Malone 861 20.92
Nicholle Stanisz 417 10.13
John Slemko 325 7.90
2006 Clarington Election, PVNCCDSB School Board Trustee[7]
Candidate Votes %
Maureen Day 1,909 38.15
Granville Anderson 1,337 26.72
Barbara Malone 1,325 26.48
Andrew Bennion 433 8.65
2003 Clarington Election, PVNCCDSB School Board Trustee[8]
Candidate Votes %
Granville Anderson Acclaimed
George Ashe Acclaimed

References

  1. ^ Jordan, Shelley (December 12, 2003). "Mediator wants to bring groups together as trustee; Granville Anderson is focused on helping students". Clarington This Week. p. 3.
  2. ^ "General Election by District: Durham". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Granville Anderson ends blue streak in Durham riding". Durham Region. June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "UPDATE: PC Lindsey Park will be Durham's new MPP". DurhamRegion.com. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  5. ^ "2018 Election Results" (PDF). Municipality of Clarington. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. ^ "2010 Election Results". Municipality of Clarington. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ "2006 Election Results". Municipality of Clarington. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  8. ^ "2003 Election Results". Municipality of Clarington. Retrieved 1 November 2018.

External links

  • Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history
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