Bonnie Crombie

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Her Worship
Bonnie Crombie
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6th Mayor of Mississauga
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Hazel McCallion
Mississauga City Council, Ward 5 (Britannia Woods-Malton)
In office
September 26, 2011 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Eve Adams
Succeeded by Carolyn Parrish
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Streetsville
In office
2008–2011
Preceded by Wajid Khan
Succeeded by Brad Butt
Personal details
Born Bonnie Sawarna
(1960-02-05) February 5, 1960 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal (2008-2011)
Spouse(s) Brian Crombie
Children 3
Residence Mississauga, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto
York University
Profession Entrepreneur
Website mayorcrombie.ca

Bronnie crmbir (née Sawarna, born February 5, 1960) is a Canadian politician who has been the Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario since 2014. From 2008 to 2011 she was a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville and from 2011 to 2014 she served as councillor for Ward 5 on Mississauga City Council and on the Council of the Region of Peel.

Background[edit]

Crombie was born to Polish/Ukrainian-Canadian immigrants in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.[1] She received her M.B.A. from Schulich School of Business at York University in 1992.[2] Before entering politics Crombie was an entrepreneur and public affairs consultant that worked with many clients including the Insurance Board of Canada, McDonald's, and Disney. Crombie and her husband Brian live in Mississauga where they raised three children.[3]

Politics[edit]

Crombie was elected as MP for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville as a Liberal Party candidate in the 2008 Canadian federal election, defeating incumbent MP Wajid Khan who had previously crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Conservative Party.[4] After being elected, Crombie served in Stéphane Dion's Liberal caucus as co-chair of outreach along with Justin Trudeau. Crombie also served as the Liberal Party critic for Crown corporations. She was an active supporter of Michael Ignatieff in his bid for the Liberal leadership. She was later defeated by Conservative candidate Brad Butt in the 2011 federal election.[5]

On September 19, 2011, Crombie was elected to Mississauga City Council in the by-election to succeed Eve Adams as Councillor for Ward 5, winning by slightly more than 200 votes over Carolyn Parrish.[6]

On October 12, 2014, retiring long-serving Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion endorsed Crombie to replace her as Mayor.[7] Crombie later defeated former city councilor, Member of Provincial Parliament and federal cabinet minister, Steve Mahoney to win the 2014 mayoral election.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

Municipal[edit]

2014 Mississauga mayoral election
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 102,346 63.49
Steve Mahoney 46,224 28.68
13 other candidates 12,629 7.83
Total 161,199 100.00
2011 Mississauga City Council By-Election: Ward 5[9]
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 2,479 21.54
Carolyn Parrish 2,238 19.44
Simmer Kaur 1,662 14.44
Peter Adams 1,347 11.70
23 other candidates 3,784 32.88
Total 11,510 100.00

Federal[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Butt 22,104 43.75 +7.95
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 18,651 36.92 -8.84
New Democratic Aijaz Naqvi 7,834 15.57 +5.65
Green Christopher Hill 1,802 3.76 -2.94
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216 0.42 -0.15
Turnout 50,607 58.72 +2.59
Eligible voters 86,186
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 21,710 45.76 -0.18 $79,830
Conservative Wajid Khan 16,985 35.80 +0.99 $82,516
New Democratic Keith Pinto 4,710 9.92 -3.39 $2,460
Green Otto Casanova 3,179 6.70 +2.22 $11,616
Independent Viktor Spanovic 431 0.90 NA
Independent Ralph Bunag 426 0.89 NA
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,441 100.00 $89,184
Total rejected ballots 271 0.57 +0.2
Turnout 47,712 56.13 +8.03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Brianna (October 31, 2014). "Alumni John Tory, Bonnie Crombie, Linda Jeffrey take on mayoralties as U of T experts named to Tory transition team". University of Toronto. 
  2. ^ "John Tory and Bonnie Crombie lead the pack of victorious York alumni in Oct. 27 municipal elections". York University. October 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crombie "not looking in the rear-view mirror"". The Mississauga News. Metroland Media. April 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Greater Toronto Area Results". The Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. p. U2. 
  5. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6. 
  6. ^ "Crombie edges out Parrish for Mississauga council seat". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Renata D’Aliesio (October 12, 2014). "Hazel McCallion endorses Bonnie Crombie in Mississauga mayoral race". The Globe and Mail. 
  8. ^ Loney, Heather (27 October 2014). "Bonnie Crombie wins Mississauga mayoral election". Global News. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "2011 By-election Results" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hazel McCallion
Mayor of Mississauga
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Eve Adams
Ward 5 Councillor, Mississauga
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Carolyn Parrish
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Wajid Khan
Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Streetsville
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Brad Butt