Canada's electoral history from 1867 to today

Joseph Spina
aliasJoseph Spina
Record
58247 · 11357

  
Type of record
Elected candidate
Known but unelected candidate
Perennial candidate
Not in office Performance: 50%
 
Canada 0 1 1
Ontario 2 1 3
Total 2 2 4
Birth 21 September 1946
Age 77 years + 8 months
First mandate 8 June 1995 → 29 years + 5 days ago
↳ at age 48 years + 8 months
 
Mandate ended 20 years + 8 months ago (1 October 2003)
Special notes
None
 
Joseph Spina (1946– )
© Photo Legislative Assembly, Ontario — Fair trade
Family tie with other documented individual
None
 
Well that's interesting!
On two occasions in November 1996, Spina, an Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP in the Harris government, put his good character in full display. While the NDP's Marilyn Churley was speaking about the government's handling of a proposed new school breakfast program, he heckled, "Why don't you go home and take care of your own kids?" A few days later, while the NDP's Gilles Bisson was making a speech in French to mark the tenth anniversary of Ontario's French Language Services Act, he heckled, "Speak English!"
 

Length of service in elected office

Legislature Total Government Opposition
years months days years months days years months days
Ontario 8 3 22 Z

Electoral history

Races 4  
Path points 4  
3 documented challengers
Maurizio Bevilacqua  m 
J. Carman McClelland  m 
 
Linda Jeffrey  f 
 
Eligible: 69,435 Votes: 41,086 Participation: 59.17% Candidacies: 4
Provincial
36
Ontario
8 June 1995
General
First-past-the-post
Gov't  PC  Majority
ID: 5302(F) — 1 Aug 2021 19:22 ET
→ New to this legislature
Age
48
PC
1/4 20,148 49.47% +5,348 Loser:
LIB
14,800 36.34% J. Carman McClelland

Service:
3 years 11 months 25 days (Gov't)
Eligible: 69,728 Votes: 36,096 Participation: 51.77% Candidacies: 3
Provincial
37
Ontario
3 June 1999
General
First-past-the-post
Gov't  PC  Majority
ID: 5091(F) — 1 Aug 2021 19:22 ET
Re-elected incumbent
Age
52
PC
1/3 20,623 57.77% +10,629 Loser:
LIB
9,994 28.00% Gurjit S. Grewal

Service:
4 years 3 months 28 days (Gov't)
Eligible: 76,791 Votes: 38,591 Participation: 50.25% Candidacies: 5
Provincial
38
Ontario
2 October 2003
General
First-past-the-post
Gov't  LIB  Majority
ID: 4987(F) — 1 Aug 2021 19:22 ET
Defeated incumbent →
Age
57
PC
2/5 15,656 40.86% -1,005 Winner:
LIB
16,661 43.48% Linda Jeffrey
Eligible: 90,128 Votes: 50,480 Participation: 56.01% Candidacies: 6
Federal
38
Ontario
28 June 2004
General
First-past-the-post
Gov't  LIB  Minority
ID: 1159(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET
Failed to enter Parliament
Age
57
CPC
2/6 11,821 23.68% -19,609 Winner:
LIB
31,430 62.96% Maurizio Bevilacqua

Online biographical references (3)

Bilingual references are counted as a single reference.  Retrieved on
EN Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Members
Joe Spina
16 Mar 2024
FR Assemblée législative de l'Ontario: Membres
Joe Spina
16 Mar 2024
EN Wikipedia
Joe Spina
16 Mar 2024
FR Wikipédia
Joe Spina
16 Mar 2024


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Pub.: 22 Jun 2019 17:01
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