Susan Kadis
Canadian politician
Susan Kadis
Susan R. Kadis is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She was the Liberal Member of Parliament for Thornhill in the Canadian House of Commons from 2004 to 2008.
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Corbella: Why a winner like Ignatieff lost so badly at the polls - Calgary Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
That view cost him the support of a key organizer, Susan Kadis, the then-Liberal MP for Thornhill and co-chair of Ignatieff's campaign for Greater Toronto — and likely many thousands of other potential voters. “Michael is an intelligent person and I
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Liberal Cotler survives tough race in Mount Royal - Montreal Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
... residents – made Tory strategists believe they could duplicate the win here they scored in the Toronto area's Thornhill, where Conservative Peter Kent defeated Liberal Susan Kadis in 2008 in the riding with the largest Jewish population in Canada
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Tories attack Ignatieff in hope of wooing Jews - Canadian Jewish News
Google News - almost 6 years
As was stated at a rally for Zajdel April 13, the Conservatives are hoping for an upset in Mount Royal similar to the one in the Toronto-area riding of Thornhill in 2008, when Conservative Peter Kent unseated Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 61
    She endorsed successful Progressive Conservative candidate Gila Martow in the 2014 provincial by-election and again endorsed her in her successful bid for re-election in the Ontario general election, 2014.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 55
    In the 2008 federal election, she was defeated by Conservative candidate Peter Kent by more than 5,200 votes. Kadis endorsed Vaughan, Ontario Mayor Michael Di Biase in his unsuccessful bid for re-election during the 2006 Vaughan municipal election.
    More Details Hide Details Kadis endorsed a number of candidates in the Ontario general election, 2007. She endorsed former Thornhill Liberal MPP Mario Racco in his unsuccessful bid for re-election and successful Richmond Hill Liberal candidate Reza Moridi.
    She was not included in Dion's Shadow Cabinet until 23 January 2008, when she was appointed Critic for National Revenue.
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  • 2006
    Age 53
    In the 2006 federal election, Kadis was re-elected as the MP in Thornhill with 53% of the vote.
    More Details Hide Details Kadis obtained 29,934 votes, achieving about 11,000 votes over any other candidate. During her time in oppoosition, she served as associate critic for infrastructure and communities and later as critic for science and research. She served as Vice-Chair of the Public Safety and Security Committee. Kadis was appointed to the Caucus Committee on Economic Prosperity and Vice Chair of the Health Committee after Stéphane Dion's election as party leader. In addition, she was appointed the chair of a Task Force on Cultural Communities-at-Risk.
    Kadis had announced that she would be endorsing MP Michael Ignatieff for the 2006 Liberal leadership election and had been appointed as his GTA co-chair for his campaign.
    More Details Hide Details However, on October 11, Kadis, who is a member of both the Liberal Parliamentarians for Israel and Canada Israel Friendship Group, withdrew her support over comments made by Ignatieff on the war in Lebanon. She later endorsed Bob Rae and following Rae's loss on the 3rd ballot, she endorsed Stéphane Dion.
  • 2005
    Age 52
    In May 2005 the Liberal Women's Caucus criticized some opposition Conservatives members of making sexist remarks regarding Belinda Stronach's defection to the Liberal party.
    More Details Hide Details Kadis said " criticism is expected, understandable. Sexism is not. The bottom line is that Ms. Stronach's statements were not gender-based, but the response, disappointingly, was very much overtly gender-based." She also appeared in an interview, defending Governor General Michaëlle Jean against allegations of separatism.
  • 2004
    Age 51
    She was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal candidate in the 2004 federal election on June 28, 2004, in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) riding of Thornhill.
    More Details Hide Details She officially resigned her position as city councillor after being elected. During that session of Parliament, Kadis was elected chair of the Liberal Party's GTA caucus as well as chair of the standing committee on the status of women. One of her accomplishments as MP was successfully introducing a bill that created a national Alzheimer's strategy.
  • 2003
    Age 50
    Kadis ran for the provincial Liberal Party nomination for the riding of Thornhill in 2003, but was defeated by fellow municipal councillor Mario Racco.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 44
    From 1997 to 2004, she was a municipal councillor.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 35
    She served as school board trustee in Vaughan from 1988 to 1994.
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    In 1988 Kadis was elected as a York School Board Trustee.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 0
    Born on January 11, 1953.
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