Maria Minna, PC, MP (born March 14, 1948) is a Canadian politician who represented the Toronto riding of Beaches—East York in the House of Commons as a member of the Liberal Party from 1993 to 2011.
Minna was born in Pofi, Italy, and moved to Canada with her family at the age of 9. They settled in Toronto, Ontario in the Christie Pits area. Her father worked in the construction industry and her mother laboured as a factory worker. She is the third eldest of five children, having three sisters and a brother. She attended a vocational high school earning a diploma and started working as a secretary. At age 24 she attended the University of Toronto where she graduated with an Honours B.A. in Sociology. At age 34, she married Robert MacBain, a public relations ...
While the Conservatives are gunning for seats in Toronto, the riding of Beaches-East York is seeing a different sort of battle. Liberal MP Maria Minna has held the seat since 1993, while newcomer NDP candidate Matthew Kellway appears to be her top challenger. Though she’s well liked in the community, Minna’s support has been declining over the years. Back in 2000, she won with just under 53 percent of the vote, while the NDP finished a distant second at around 21 percent. But in 2008 the NDP had narrowed that gap to under 10 percent.With numerous NDP-represented areas surrounding ...
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Conservatives vote against action plan on human trafficking
OTTAWA - The Harper Conservatives were the only party in the House of Commons to oppose a motion that would have called on the government to create a plan of action to address human trafficking in Canada."We called on the Conservatives to draft and implement a plan that addresses this issue for the period leading up to, during and beyond the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics," said Liberal Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray, who sought the unanimous consent of the motion."There is evidence that ...
pibi - in poll Maria Minna
Recent attacks on Afghan women’s rights activists, including the assassination of provincial councillor Sitara Achakzai, underscore the need for the Harper government to take a more active role in ensuring the basic human rights of Afghan women are respected, the Liberal Women’s Caucus said today. “We are shocked and saddened by these attacks and the silencing of Sitara Achakzai’s voice,” said Chair Maria Minna. “As one of the top contributors to the Afghan NATO mission and as a country with a proud legacy of leadership on human rights issues, Canada must ...
Liberal MPs attend Vigil for Slain Tamil Tiger
Thousands of people, including several local MPs, huddled together last night in the rain to honour the assassinated political head of the Tamil Tigers, a group outlawed by Canada as a terrorist organization.
Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Etobicoke Centre
Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the followings statement today on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the 2011 federal election results in Etobicoke Centre: “While we are disappointed in today’s split decision to overturn the Ontario Superior Court ruling, we accept it as the judgement of the majority of the Court. No doubt there will be a need to review both the opinions of the majority and the minority, and assess what further changes are needed to our election laws.
Toronto’s Day for Darfur
Mr. Speaker, this Sunday Canadians will come together in Toronto for the 5th Day for Darfur, an event that seeks to shine a light on the humanitarian crisis facing the people of the Sudan.
Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding Etobicoke Centre
OTTAWA— Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the followings statement today on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the 2011 federal election results in Etobicoke Centre: “While we [...]