Kate Young (politician)
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science|
|Assumed office |
January 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Terry Beech|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport|
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
|Preceded by||Jeff Watson|
|Succeeded by||Karen McCrimmon|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for London West
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Ed Holder|
|Born||1954 or 1955 (age 64–65)|
|Profession||public 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. 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. 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. 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.
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Matthew Rowlinson||10,087||14.8||-10.62||–|
|Libertarian||Jacques Y. Boudreau||732||1.1||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||68,027||100.0||$234,017.17|
|Total rejected ballots||286||–||–|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.42|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- Lebel, Jacquelyn (19 October 2015). "Liberal Kate Young Unseats Conservative Incumbent Ed Holder in London West". am980.ca. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Kate Young one of three rookies will champion London in the next Parliament". The London Free Press. 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- "Kate Young named parliamentary secretary to transport minister". London. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- "Parliament: Shuffle turns Young into advocate for open science". The London Free Press. 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for London West, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine