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Christine Hogarth

Christine Hogarth is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Etobicoke—Lakeshore as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, for which she previously served as Ontario executive director.

Christine Hogarth

Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Etobicoke—Lakeshore
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byPeter Milczyn
Personal details
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Conservative (federal)
ResidenceEtobicoke, Toronto, Ontario
Alma materLake Superior State University (BSc)
OccupationPolitical Staffer

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Early life and educationEdit

Hogarth has a bachelor of science degree in political science and public administration.[2] She is the daughter of William Donald Hogarth, who served as a municipal councillor in Shuniah.[3]

CareerEdit

Hogarth was chief of staff to John Tory when he headed the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.[4] She was twice elected to the party executive[5] and served as its first female executive director and held two elected positions on the party executive. Hogarth was policy adviser to Chris Hodgson when he was Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Natural Resources.[6] She worked as the Director of Events for the Toronto Board of Trade and as a government relations manager with the Canadian Automobile Association.[7][8] Within government, she was the Queen's Park staffer in Patrick Brown's office,[9] an executive assistant to the Ward 4 Councillor John Campbell in Etobicoke,[10] and from 2011 to 2014 chief of staff for the mayor of Greater Sudbury, Marianne Matichuk.[4][8]

In 2004, Hogarth was seeking the federal nomination of the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River, but withdrew her name at the last minute for "personal reasons".[11] In 2017 she declared her candidacy for the Etobicoke—Lakeshore seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, against the incumbent, Peter Milczyn. She received the endorsement of Patrick Brown, then-leader the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.[8][12]

On June 29th, 2018, Hogarth was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, with a responsibility for the Housing portfolio.[13]

Election resultsEdit

Ontario general election, 2018: Etobicoke—Lakeshore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Hogarth 22,626 38.35 +4.00
New Democratic Phil Trotter 19,401 32.89 +20.46
Liberal Peter Milczyn 14,305 24.25 -23.23
Green Chris Caldwell 2,138 3.62 -0.41
Libertarian Mark Wrzesniewski 360 0.61 -0.05
Ontario Moderate Party Ian Lytvyn 163 0.28
Total valid votes 58,993 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain Swing
Source: Elections Ontario[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cynthia Reason, "Christine Hogarth unseats Liberal Peter Milczyn to turn Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding PC blue". Toronto Star, June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Meet Christine". Christine Hogarth: Etobicoke - Lakeshore. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Obituary for William 'Bill' Hogarth". Thunder Bay, Ontario: Sargent & Son. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Laura Stricker (May 20, 2014). "Why Sudbury mayor's chief of staff quit". The Sudbury Star.
  5. ^ Karen Howlett (16 May 2009). "Hudak calls for abolition of Human Rights Tribunal; Party insiders fear move proposed by front-runner in Tory leadership race would ignite controversy similar to religious-schools issue". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 7, 2017 – via LexisNexis. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Matichuk hires Mike Harris' former adviser as chief of staff". Sudbury.com. April 4, 2011 [April 3, 2011].
  7. ^ "Former Tory adviser to work in mayor's office". The Sudbury Star. April 2, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c "Former Matichuk chief of staff running for PCs". The Sudbury Star. August 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Chelsea Nash (May 27, 2017). "Conservative leadership frontrunners' hospitality suites boast biggest crowds, run late into the night". The Hill Times.
  10. ^ John Campbell (December 2015). "Community Update" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Leskowski promises change". Fort Frances Times. March 31, 2004.
  12. ^ "Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Christine Hogarth". Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. June 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Premier Ford Announces Parliamentary Assistant Assignments as Part of Ontario's Government for the People". news.ontario.ca. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  14. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Retrieved 16 January 2019.