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Marit Stiles is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 Ontario general election. She represents the riding of Davenport as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party. She is the Official Opposition Education Critic.

Marit Stiles

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Critic, Education
Assumed office
August 23, 2018
LeaderAndrea Horwath
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Davenport
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byCristina Martins
President of the New Democratic Party
In office
April 9, 2016 – February 18, 2018
Preceded byRebecca Blaikie
Succeeded byMathieu Vick
Toronto Public School Trustee for (Ward 9) Davenport
In office
December 1, 2014 – June, 2018
Personal details
Born1969 (age 49–50)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political partyOntario New Democrat
Other political
affiliations
New Democrat (federal)
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
OccupationNon-profit director

Stiles was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, growing up in the communities of Long Pond and Logy Bay. She has lived in downtown, west-end Toronto — predominately in the riding of Davenport — for more than 25 years, with her partner and their two daughters.

Before her election as trustee in 2014, Stiles was the national director of research, public policy and communications for ACTRA, working to strengthen Canada’s cultural sector. Previously, she worked as a health and social policy researcher and was coordinator of public dialogue for Canadian Policy Research Networks.

Political careerEdit

Stiles served as a trustee for the Toronto District School Board from 2014 until 2018,[1] and as president of the federal New Democratic Party from 2016 to 2018.[2]

She won the riding of Davenport in 2018, defeating Liberal incumbent Cristina Martins.[3] Stiles received 27,603 votes and won by 19,051 votes.[4]

Election recordEdit

2018 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marit Stiles 27,613 60.27 +20.12
Liberal Cristina Martins 8,558 18.68 -26.93
Progressive Conservative Federico Sanchez 7,370 16.09 +8.62
Green Kirsten Snider 1,624 3.54 -1.46
Libertarian Nunzino Venuto 210 0.46 -0.24
Communist Dave McKee 152 0.33 -0.15
Freedom Franz Cauchi 127 0.28 -0.03
The People Troy Young 96 0.21 -0.10
Independent Chai Kalevar 69 0.15 N/A
Turnout 45,819 58.43 +8.83
Eligible voters 78,414
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +23.53
Source: Elections Ontario[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TDSB trustees petition ministry over policy change to access existing repair funds". CityNews, November 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "NDP president predicts multiple ballots in leadership showdown". CTV News, September 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Gupta, Rahul (June 7, 2018). "NDP's Marit Stiles takes Davenport from the Liberals". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Election Night Results /Résultats du soir de l'élection". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Retrieved 16 January 2019.