Kate Young (politician)

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Kate Young

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science
Assumed office
January 30, 2017
MinisterKirsty Duncan
Preceded byTerry Beech
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
MinisterMarc Garneau
Preceded byJeff Watson
Succeeded byKaren McCrimmon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for London West
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byEd Holder
Personal details
Born1954 or 1955 (age 64–65)[1]
Political partyLiberal
Professionpublic relations manager, former television news anchor

Kate Young MP (born 1954 or 1955) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of London West in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2] Kate is a proud Londoner as she moved to London West at a young age, attended Westminister Secondary School, raised two children here and is the proud grandmother of twin boys. In 2007, the London City Press Club named her Newsmaker of the Year "for her outstanding service to our community".

Young is formerly a news anchor of London's CFPL-TV, where she worked for almost 20 years. Kate is also formerly the Manager of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Thames Valley District School Board.[3] Kate's department within the school board helped spearhead The Pledge - the first Canadian anti-bullying initiative to be recognized with a National Exemplary Bullying Prevention Program Award by the U.S.-based Schools Safety Advocacy Council. Kate has dedicated much of her time to organizations that directly impact the residents of London West, having served on the Board of Directors of the London Health Sciences Foundation, Board of Directors of Museum London, and the Southwestern Region Advisory Board of the Parkinson Society.

After her election in 2015, Young was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport to The Honourable Marc Garneau.[4] In a 2017 cabinet reshuffle, Young was moved to the position of parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport as well as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility in 2018.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kate Young 31,167 45.8 +19.07
Conservative Ed Holder 24,306 35.3 -9.77
New Democratic Matthew Rowlinson 10,087 14.8 -10.62
Green Dimitri Lascaris 1,918 2.8 +0.12
Libertarian Jacques Y. Boudreau 732 1.1
Communist Michael Lewis 87 0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,027 100.0     $234,017.17
Total rejected ballots 286
Turnout 68,313 73.9%
Eligible voters 92,326
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.42
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Lebel, Jacquelyn (19 October 2015). "Liberal Kate Young Unseats Conservative Incumbent Ed Holder in London West". am980.ca. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Kate Young one of three rookies will champion London in the next Parliament". The London Free Press. 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  4. ^ "Kate Young named parliamentary secretary to transport minister". London. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  5. ^ "Parliament: Shuffle turns Young into advocate for open science". The London Free Press. 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for London West, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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