Federal Election Riding Candidates (Sport Connection) Final.xlsx
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ProvinceRidingPartyPrefixFirst NameLast NameSport ConnectionTwitterSport Connection Summary
PEICharlottetownLiberalSeanCaseyYes (see summary)SeanCaseyMPAn avid sports fan, Sean has been actively involved as a volunteer with a number of local youth sports organizations, including the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Organization and the Canadian Soccer Association, where he served as Chair of the National Appeals Committee.
PEIEgmontConservativeHon.Gail SheaYes (see summary)CPCGailSheaHer volunteer activities include involvement with various sporting organizations.
PEIMalpequeLiberalHon.WayneEasterYes (see summary)WayneEasterNever had the time to participate in sport when he was young as a farmer and then growing up he started working. Changed his perception and believes sport is important when he had his son.
PEINDPLeah-JaneHaywardYes (see summary)N/AChair and President of the Beausejour Minor Hockey Association and the Beausejour-Brokenhead Arena, and currently serves as President of the Winnipeg Soccer Association. Had a role in getting the Central Queens Soccer Association started. Leah-Jane and Tom were instrumental in building the Soccer Complex in Hunter River.
New BrunswickAcadie-BathurstLiberalSergeCormierYes (see summary)N/AOrganized several minor and adult hockey tournaments. He was also involved in Club de golf Pokemouche for many years. Serge wants to make Acadie–Bathurst an area in which young people will choose to settle.
New BrunswickFrederictonLiberalMattDeCourceyYes (see summary)MattDeCourceyEstablished the Wanderers Friendship Cup—a soccer tournament and health-education initiative for youth in Gambia.
New BrunswickGreenMary LouBabineauYes (see summary)BabineauGreenDoes backpacking, kayaking, skating.
New BrunswickFundy RoyalConservativeHon.RobMooreYes (see summary)RobMoore_CPCAn avid hockey player.
New BrunswickNDPJenniferMcKenzieYes (see summary)JenMckenzieNDPAn avid canoer
New BrunswickMadwaska-RestigoucheNDPRosaireL'ItalienYes (see summary)N/AA member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, he helped found the junior ski patrol program.
New BrunswickMoncton-Riverview-DieppeGreenLucMelansonYes (see summary)LucMelanGreenSkies, hikes, bikes. Coached ringette for 20 years and is now the Director of Officiating for Ringette New Brunswick. He is the past president of the CNBO Swim Club. He is passionate about health.
New BrunswickNDPLucLeBlancYes (see summary)LucLeBlancNDPHe has coached youth football and taught disabled children how to sail.
New BrunswickNew Brunswick SouthwestGreenGaylaMacIntoshYes (see summary)MacIntoshGaylaPlays Softball.
New BrunswickSaint John-RothesayLiberalWayneLongYes (see summary)WayneLongSJCurrently serves as President of the Saint John Sea Dogs, and his efforts have helped turn the team into one of Canada’s most successful CHL hockey franchises winning the cherished Memorial Cup in 2011. That same year, Wayne was recognized with the John Horman Trophy, awarded to the Top Executive in the QMJHL.
New BrunswickTobique-MactaquacNDPRobertKitchenYes (see summary)N/AThrough his business, he supported local events such as ProKids and Run the River. He is past president of the York West Minor Hockey Association, where he coached and continues to serve on the board. Passionate about horses and horse racing, he is a proud member of the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders Owners Association.
Nova ScotiaCape Breton-CansoLiberalRodgerCuznerYes (see summary)RodgerCuznerHe worked as a special event coordinator for the Cape Breton Department of Recreation, Culture, and Facilities, and as Athletic Coordinator for the City of Fort McMurrray. He has long been committed to the sport of hockey and to ensuring that Canadians are provided with opportunities to succeed at our national sport. In 1995 and 1999, he served as a coach for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games and is a founding member of the Cape Breton Sport Heritage Awards Committee.
Nova ScotiaCentral NovaNDPRossLandryYes (see summary)RossLandry15An avid cyclist and inline skater, and he enjoys hiking, kayaking and playing hockey.
Nova ScotiaCumberland-ColchesterGreenJasonBlanchYes (see summary)JasonBlanchEngages in canoeing, kayaking, climbing, surfing, biking, sailing, and long boarding.
Nova ScotiaDartmouth-Cole HarbourLiberalDarrenFisherYes (see summary)DarrenFisherNSAn avid fundraiser; working with local sports teams to help them achieve their goals. Can be found in a local rink following son Bruen, who plays for the Dartmouth Whalers, and daughter Ava, who plays for the Cole Harbour Wings. Their summer months are spent at Lake Banook watching their children paddle for Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club.
Nova ScotiaSackville-Preston-ChezzetcookNDPPeterStofferYes (see summary)PeterStofferMPActive in community, environmental and sport organizations
Newfoundland and LabradorAvalonNDPJeannieBaldwinYes (see summary)JeannieBaldwinAvid runner having completed four Tely 10 races.
Newfoundland and LabradorBonavista-Burin-TrinityLiberalJudyFooteYes (see summary)Former provincial education minister for NFD and Labrador. She has a large personal commitment to healthy active living. Something she modeled for her children which is now being passed on to her grandchildren.
Newfoundland and LabradorCoast of Bays- Central-
Notre Dame
NDPClaudetteMenchentonYes (see summary)ClaudetteNDPIs a certified Zumba fitness instructor, teaching weekly classes for both adults and children.
Newfoundland and LabradorSt. John's EastLiberalNickWhalenYes (see summary)VoteWhalenCoaches minor soccer with Feildians Athletic Association.
Newfoundland and LabradorGreenDavidPetersYes (see summary)N/ACoached hockey and soccer teams.
QuebecAbitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-EeyouLiberalPierreDufourYes (see summary)pdufourPLCHe was the Director of Administration and Marketing for the Foreurs de Val-d’Or, the local
QMJHL team. He won the John Horman Trophy as the best administrator in the league for
the 2006-2007 season. He’s the President of the Filon Bantam AA d’Abitibi-Est, a position
he has held since its establishment in 2010.
QuebecAbitibi-TémiscamingueLiberalClaudeThibaultYes (see summary)votezclaudeA ski patroller for the Canadian Ski Patrol.
QuebecBeauceConservativeHon.MaximeBernierYes (see summary)MaximeBernierHe played football as a teenager, and was a member of the Séminaire de St-Georges Condors, the team that won the Gold Cup at Olympic Stadium in 1980. He has run several marathons and jogs every day to keep in shape.
QuebecBeauport-Côte de Beaupré-Île d'Orléans-CharlevoixLiberalJean-RogerVigneauYes (see summary)JRVigneauEnjoys taking part in athletic activities and currently serves on the board of directors responsible for operating an outdoor recreation centre in St-Aim.
QuebecBeloeil-ChamblyNDPMatthewDubéYes (see summary)MattDubeAppointed as a spokesman of sport and youth. Was an assistant coach for local hockey and soccer teams as a teenager. Avid sport enthusiast.
QuebecBrossard-Saint LambertNDPHoangMaiYes (see summary)hoangmai_npdSports are his passion. Hoang regularly plays hockey. He is also a volunteer soccer coach to youth on the South Shore of Montreal and teaches scuba diving. He was also a ski instructor with Okpik Brossard for several years.
QuebecChicoutimi-Le FjordLiberalDenisLemieuxYes (see summary)DenisLemieuxLibClimbed Mt Kilimanjaro twice.
QuebecCompton-StansteadLiberalMarie-ClaudeBibeauYes (see summary)mclaudebibeauShe was the director of accreditation for the Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games.
QuebecNDPJeanRousseauYes (see summary)JeanRousseauNPDHe has been a volunteer coach with the Mineurs de Sherbrooke Ouest hockey team since the 2007-2008 season.
QuebecLac Saint JeanConservativeHon.Denis LebelYes (see summary)Min_LebelKnown for his many years of active involvement in the Traversée internationale du Lac- Saint-Jean.
QuebecLaurentides-LabelleNDPSimon-PierreLandryYes (see summary)SPLandryNDPAn on-call physician for the Montagnards Junior AAA team. He was also a long distance runner with the Green and Gold track and field team.
QuebecLouis -Saint-LaurentLiberalYouriRousseauYes (see summary)RousseauYouriA soccer coach.
Quebec Marc-Aurèle-FortinLiberalYvesRobillardYes (see summary)YRobillardPLCActively involved with the Fabrose Soccer Club.
QuebecMirabelLiberalKarlTrudelYes (see summary)karl_trudelInvolved with his community’s minor baseball league.
QuebecNDPMyléneFreemanYes (see summary)MyleneFreemanJogs and does yoga
QuebecMontcalmNDPMartinLeclercYes (see summary)N/AFormer baseball pitcher in major junior and senior elite levels. As a journalist he has provided coverage of the Olympics, the World Championship F-1 and the NHL. Renowned sports columnist, he also published two best-sellers: Game Over, the Eric Gagne history and sports Confessions. Acted as coach, both minor hockey than baseball, for many years.
QuebecMontmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-LoupNDPFrançoisLapointeYes (see summary)F_Lapointe_NDPTourism Critic
QuebecMount RoyalLiberalAnthonyHousefatherYes (see summary)AHousefatherHis performance in swimming earned him seven medals at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, in Israel.
QuebecNDPMarioJacinto RimbaoYes (see summary)N/AFor the past 20 years, Mario has been a coach in the Philippine Basketball Association of Montreal, using sport as an opportunity to mentor youth
QuebecOutremontNDPTomMulcairYes (see summary)ThomasMulcairCertified coach from the Association québécoise de hockey sur glace in 1991.
QuebecPapineauLiberalJustinTrudeauYes (see summary)JustinTrudeauCritict for Post Secondary Education, Youth and Amateur Sport (2011) / As for Amateur Sport, despite Mr Trudeau’s long-standing support and involvement in athletic organizations and activities, he recognizes the need to familiarize himself with the issues facing amateur sports in greater depth. He looks forward to collaborating with the various associations and athletes who do such a great job of engaging and activating individuals and communities across Canada. / Was part of the SRC broadcast crew in 2004 (Sydney).
QuebecPierre-Boucher-Les Patriotes-
NDPRaphaël FortinYes (see summary)RaphaelNDPAvid hockey player and plays numerous local sports
QuebecPierrefonds-DollardNDPLysaneBlanchette-LamotheYes (see summary)N/AOfficial opposition critic for seniors and its very interested in programs that will help seniors stay active.
QuebecPontiacNDPMathieuRavignatYes (see summary)MRavignatInstructor - martial arts, he is a volunteer teacher of karate to children in the Wakefield region.
QuebecGreenColinGriffithsYes (see summary)pontiacgreensSoccer coach.
QuebecRichmond-Arthabasca-LiberalMarcDesmaraisYes (see summary)MGDesmaraisHe has taught martial arts for several years. Named by The Hill Times and Maclean’s
Magazine as one of the 100 most influential lobbyists in Ottawa.
QuebecNDPMyriamBeaulieuYes (see summary)N/AInvolved in amateur sport organizations.
QuebecRivière-du-NordGreenJoeyLeckmanYes (see summary)N/ARuns marathons.
QuebecRosemont-La Petite-PatrieNDPAlexandre BoulericeYes (see summary)alexboulericeWater polo player. His kids are both active in sport; daughter in fencing, son in hockey.
QuebecSaint JeanNDPHansMarotteYes (see summary)HansMarotteCanadian Junior Olympic Boxing ex-champion
QuebecSaint-LaurentGreenJohnTrompYes (see summary)N/ABikes, golfs, runs, hikes, swims, will participate in his first triathelon during the election campaign.
QuebecSaint-Léonard-Saint-MichelNDPRosannieFilatoYes (see summary)Ro_sannieDeeply involved in the sporting life of her community she has taught swimming lessons, played soccer and managed the Cougars cheerleading team.
QuebecSherbrookeLiberalTomAllenYes (see summary)N/A30 years as a Sport Director at Champlain College and Bishop’s University. Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the 2013 Canada Summer Games. He was the honorary president of a Héma-Québec blood drive for physical education instructors. He has also been the President of Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Commissioner of the Quebec University Football League.
OntarioAlgoma-Manitoulin-KapuskasingLiberalHeatherWilsonYes (see summary)HWilsonAMKAn avid skier, she has also served as the Treasurer and President of the Espanola Ski Hill.
OntarioAurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond HillConservativeCostasMenegakisYes (see summary)CostasMenegakisHe has supported a number of youth sports programs including the Richmond Hill Soccer Club and the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
OntarioNDPBrenda PowerYes (see summary)N/AShe coaches a house-league soccer club.
OntarioBarrie-Springwater-Oro-MedonteGreenMartyLancasterYes (see summary)gp_martyChampion for maintaining local ice rink, beginning a Men's Volleyball league in Barrie. Enjoys kiteboarding, cross country skiing, biking and volleyball.
OntarioBrampton CentreConservativeHon.BalGosalYes (see summary)BalGosalHe organized a soccer league for children in the area in addition to being a coach. He volunteered with the Brampton YMCA, acting as a director of the Regional Council, and was profoundly involved in the creation of the new Brampton YMCA building.
OntarioBrampton NorthConservativeParmGillYes (see summary)ParmGillBeen associated with community sporting events including support of many local tournaments.
OntarioConservativeKyleSeebackYes (see summary)KyleSeebackProudly represented canada as a world-class athlete. Kyle’s athletic achievement began in Brampton as a member of the COBRA Swim Club. He was honoured to represent our country for seven years on the Canadian National Swim Team. After retiring as an international level athlete, Kyle continued his athletic activity at an elite level. He was a water polo player and coach of the University of Western Ontario’s water polo team where he helped many aspiring athletes further their dreams. / · Canadian National Swim Team Member 1986-1993 / · Ranked “Top 16 in the World” in 1989 (World Swim Commendation) / · Team Captain, University of Nebraska Men’s Swim Team / · Head Coach University of Western Ontario Men’s Water Polo Team 1999
OntarioBruce-Grey-Owen SoundConservativeLarryMillerYes (see summary)LarryMillerMPHe was also very active in the sports community as he coached minor and senior fastball teams for 15 years.
OntarioBurlingtonConservativeMikeWallaceYes (see summary)MikeWallaceMPHas completed three marathons, and has set a goal of running a marathon in every province of Canada. He has diabetes and so is sensitive to health issues in society. He biked two days with CCM bike. Has a daughter in Track and field and volleyball in a teachers program.
OntarioGreenMicheleBraniffYes (see summary)michelebraniffIs a runner, cyclist, cross-country skiier, shoeshower and is into wilderness camping.
OntarioCambridgeLiberalBryanMayYes (see summary)_BryanMayServed on the committee for the Oxford Active Living/Youth Action Plan.
OntarioConservativeHon.GaryGoodyearYes (see summary)garygoodyearCo-authored “Practice Guidelines” and was Public Relations Director and Past President for the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences in Toronto. Dr. Goodyear has taught at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the University of Waterloo. He has worked with many athletes, both amateur and professional, including serving as medical services chair for the Ontario Special Olympics.
OntarioCarletonNDPKCLarocqueYes (see summary)kclarocqueEnjoys camping, fishing and hiking as well as playing softball and motorbiking.
OntarioDon Valley West ConservativeJohnCarmichaelYes (see summary)JohnBCarmichaelLife-long involvement in sport includes being past-president of Rowing Canada and past-director on the Canadian Olympic Committee. John currently sits on the new Leaside Arena Expansion Project fundraising committee.
OntarioEglinton-LawrenceLiberalMarcoMendicinoYes (see summary)marcomendicinoHas worked on local school initiatives, like improving outdoor facilities. He dedicates his time to the North Toronto Soccer Club.
OntarioElgin-Middlesex-LondonLiberalLoriBaldwin-SandsYes (see summary)lbaldwinsandsVolunteered with the Economic Development Corporation Tourism Committee. Owned and operated fitness clubs. Enjoys swimming and golf.
OntarioEtobicoke CentreGreenShawnRizviYes (see summary)Actively engaged with at-risk neighbourhoods in after-school programs, community centres, summer camps.
OntarioEtobicoke NorthLiberalKirstyDuncanYes (see summary)KirstyDuncanMPMarathon and triathlons. She has been a coach in the community in many sports. Brother was a National Team athlete. Her riding has the highest level of Type 2 diabetes in Ontario in youth. She is a FIRM believer in our cause.
OntarioEtobicoke-LakeshoreConservativeBernardTrottierYes (see summary)btrottierEnjoys traveling and camping with his family, and being a volunteer coach for his children’s sports teams.
OntarioFlamborough-GlanbrookConservativeDavidSweetYes (see summary)DavidSweetMPAn outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking and swimming, David has participated in several triathlons — most notably the 1994 North American long course.
OntarioGlengarry- Prescott- RussellNDPNormandLaurinYes (see summary)NLaurinNDPHe enjoys curling at the Vankleek Hill curling club.
OntarioHaliburton-Kawartha Lakes-BrockGreenWilliamMacCallumYes (see summary)HKLBgreenpartyAvid hiker and cross-country skier.
OntarioHamilton CentreGreenUteSchmid-JonesYes (see summary)UteSchmidVolunteer fitness instructor at YMCA.
OntarioHamilton East-Stoney Creek LiberalBob BratinaYes (see summary)BratinaBobHESCCompeted in 18 marathons, twice in the Boston Marathon, ten times in the 30 K
Around the Bay Road Race, all past the age of 40.
OntarioHamilton MountainNDPScottDuvallYes (see summary)sduvall07Was key in finding a permanent home park for the Challenger Baseball League.
OntarioHamilton West- Ancaster- DundasNDPAlexJohnstonwYes (see summary)Alex_JohnstoneEnjoys paddle-boarding local waters and hiking
OntarioHastings-Lennox and AddingtonLiberalMikeBossioYes (see summary)MikeBossioOver a decade of experience coaching boys and girls basketball, and is also a committed and longtime Relay for Life volunteer.
OntarioHumber River-Black CreekLiberalHon.Judy SgroYes (see summary)JudySgroMPInvolved with groups doing sport for development work such as a Multicultural group building a soccer facility for women. She is also working with a pilot program in some schools looking at extending the day to include sports and breakfast club. She works with women who are aging longer to keep them active and healthy.
OntarioNDPDarnelHarrisYes (see summary)N/ASecured space for a new community bike centre. His major research project, Breaking Down the Barriers to Biking in the Black Creek Area, laid the groundwork for bike infrastructure and programming at York University and in the Black Creek community.
OntarioKenoraNDPHowardHamptonYes (see summary)N/AA hockey player and all-around sports enthusiast, Howard is passionate about
the importance of providing community activities for youth 
OntarioKing-VaughanGreenAnneRaneyYes (see summary)annraneykvA soccer coach, enjoys hiking, cycling, and paddling.
OntarioConservativeHaroldAlbrechtYes (see summary)Albrecht4KitConlong experience of community involvement, from helping with minor hockey and baseball to directing summer camps for children
OntarioKitchener-South HespelerLiberalMarwanTabbaraYes (see summary)N/AEnjoys canoeing, weight training, horseback riding, hiking and the great outdoors.
OntarioNDPLorneBruceYes (see summary)LorneBruceNDPVolunteers in minor hockey, baseball, soccer.
OntarioLambton-Kent-MiddlesexLiberalKenFilsonYes (see summary)N/AEnjoys playing hockey and slo-pitch.
OntarioLanark-Frontenac-Kingston GreenAnitaPayneYes (see summary)AnitaPayne111Enjoys swimming, hiking and cycling, and promoting active living to maintain health.
OntarioLeeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau LakesConservativeGordBrownYes (see summary)gordbrownAn active sportsman, a Canadian Kayaking Champion with the Gananoque Canoe Club, and a hockey player and golfer.
OntarioMarkham-StouffvilleNDPGregoryHinesYes (see summary)GregoryHinesNDPHas operated the DOAHL Academy of dance in Markham for the past decade,
serving as director, choreographer and CEO
OntarioMiltonConservativeHon.LisaRaittYes (see summary)lraittVolunteered as a fundraiser for her children’s hockey, soccer and gymnastics organizations.
OntarioNDPAlexAnabusiYes (see summary)AnabusiServed on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Multicultural Hockey League.
OntarioMississauga East-CooksvilleLiberalPeterFonsecaYes (see summary)VoteFonsecaAn Olympian as Canada's top marathon runner. Under the Ontario Liberals, Peter served as Cabinet Minister, taking on the Labour and Tourism & Recreation portfolios.