Deb Schulte

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Deb Schulte

Minister of Seniors
Assumed office
November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byFilomena Tassi
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for King—Vaughan
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byriding created
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue
In office
August 31, 2018 – September 11, 2019
MinisterDiane Lebouthillier
Preceded byKamal Khera
Chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development
In office
February 4, 2016 – September 19, 2018
Preceded byHarold Albrecht
Succeeded byJohn Aldag
York Regional Councillor for the City of Vaughan
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Personal details
Born1959/1960 (age 59–60)
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)David Schenck
ResidenceVaughan, Ontario
EducationMechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University

Deborah "Deb" Schulte PC MP (born c. 1960) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of King—Vaughan in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election.[1][2] A graduate of Princeton University, Schulte has a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. She is the current Minister of Seniors.

Background[edit]

From 2010-2014, she served as a Local and Regional Councillor for the City of Vaughan, Ontario, serving on both Vaughan City Council and York Regional Council. Prior to entering politics, Schulte worked for Bombardier Aerospace in management for twenty-two years.[3] Prior to entering politics, she was a well-known community activist. She lives in Vaughan with her husband Dave and their two sons, Daniel and Derek.[3]

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian[edit]

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.[4]

Committees[edit]

Parliamentary Secretary — Non-Voting Member Standing Committee on Finance[4]

Parliamentary Associations and Interparliamentary Groups[edit]

Executive Member of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Canada-Italy Interparliamentary Group. Member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association, Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association and Canadian Section of ParlAmericas.[4]

Private Members Motions[edit]

During the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, Member of Parliament Deb Schulte drafted Bill M-64 (Italian Heritage Month) in 2016 and it was passed on May 17, 2017. The text of the motion states that, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Italian-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Italian language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Italian heritage for future generations by declaring June, every year, Italian Heritage Month.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Federal elections[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Deb Schulte 28,725 45.00 -2.38
Conservative Anna Roberts 27,584 43.20 -1.00
New Democratic Emilio Bernardo-Ciddio 4,297 6.70 +0.17
Green Ann Raney 2,511 3.90 +2.00
People's Anton Strgacic 731 1.10 +1.10
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,848 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 598 0.93
Turnout 64,446 64.94
Eligible voters 99,246
Liberal hold Swing -2.38
Source: Elections Canada[6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Deb Schulte 25,938 47.40 +19.90
Conservative Konstantin Toubis 24,170 44.17 -12.95
New Democratic Natalie Rizzo 3,571 6.53 -5.78
Green Ann Raney 1,037 1.90 -0.84
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,716 100.00   $221,143.16
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 83,550
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

Municipal elections[edit]

2014 Vaughan election, Local & Regional Councillor[9]
Candidate Votes %
Michael Di Biase (incumbent) 29 296 0.00
Mario Ferri 27 647 0.00
Gino Rosati (incumbent) 26 283 0.00
Deb Schulte (incumbent) 22 206 0.00
Richard T. Lorello 12 577 0.00
Carrie Liddy 9 602 0.00
Max Power 6 668 0.00
2010 Vaughan election, Local & Regional Councillor[10]
Candidate Votes %
Gino Rosati (incumbent) 21 284 12.65
Michael DiBiase 20 668 12.29
Deb Schulte 20 593 12.24
Mario Ferri (incumbent) 20 149 11.98
Robert Craig 18 361 10.92
Joyce Frustaglio (incumbent) 18 331 10.90
Richard T. Lorello 16 183 9.62
Joanna Cacciola-Lionti 8 828 5.25
Domenic De Luca 8 188 4.87
John R. Harvey 5 336 3.17
Carrie Liddy 4 886 2.90
Mario Di Nardo 4 147 2.47
Krystof Klabouch 1 243 0.74
2006 Vaughan election, Ward 2
Candidate Votes %
Tony Carella (incumbent) 6 359 43.6
Frank Cipollone 3 786 25.9
Deb Schulte 2 751 18.9
Aurelio E. Acquaviva 907 6.2
Mario Di Nardo 486 3.3
Paul Donofrio 291 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Vaughan councillor wins federal Liberal nomination in new King-Vaughan riding". Yorkregion.com. 2015-03-09. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  2. ^ "Liberals win the riding of King-Vaughan | CTV Barrie News". Barrie.ctvnews.ca. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Deb Schulte". Liberal Party of Canada. Liberal Party of Canada.
  4. ^ a b c https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Deborah-Schulte(88799)/CurrentRoles
  5. ^ https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Deborah-Schulte(88799)/Motions
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". Elections.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  8. ^ "Elections Canada Online | Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits". Elections.ca. 2015-10-19. Archived from the original on 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  9. ^ "2014 Municipal Election Results" (PDF). Vaughan.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  10. ^ "Local and Regional Councillor" (PDF). Vaughan.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-25.