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is a Canadian
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politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons
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in the 2011 election
Philip Toone was born in Ottawa in 1965, He currently resides in Maria, Quebec
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, with his partner of 13 years. His former occupation was that of a teacher and notary.
Toone ran for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 Canadian federal election
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. He was defeated finishing in fifth place losing to incumbent Raynald Blais
Raynald Blais is a Canadian politician. He represented the district Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the Canadian House of Commons from 2004 to 2011 as a member of the Bloc Québécois....
in the electoral district of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine. He ran for a second time in the 2011 Canadian federal election and won. He represents the electoral district of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine as a member of the New Democratic Party
The New Democratic Party , commonly referred to as the NDP, is a federal social-democratic political party in Canada. The interim leader of the NDP is Nycole Turmel who was appointed to the position due to the illness of Jack Layton, who died on August 22, 2011. The provincial wings of the NDP in...
He was one of five openly gay
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candidates elected to Parliament in the 2011 election.
Source: Elections Canada