London North Centre

Riding Information: London North Centre

Current Member of Parliament for London North Centre / London-Centre-Nord

Name: Mr. Glen Pearson
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Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Gender: Male

Liberal MP Glen Pearson introduces Elizabeth May at environmental service

A London Free Press article talks about an "environmental service" held last Sunday at Wesley-Knox United Church in London where Green party Leader Elizabeth May spoke.

Liberal MP Glen Pearson, who defeated her in a byelection last year, introducing her to his fellow congregants.

Results from by-elections: London North Centre and Repentigny

By-elections were called in Repentigny (Quebec) and London North Centre (Ontario) for November 27, 2006. The ridings returned the candidate from the incumbent party in both cases.

Preliminary Results follow

2006 By-elections: November 27, 2006

By-elections have been called in Repentigny (Quebec) and London North Centre (Ontario) for November 27, 2006. Close of nominations for candidates was November 6, 2006.

London North Center

Will Arlow (Canadian Action Party)
Robert Ede (Independent)
Dianne Haskett (Conservative Party of Canada)
Steve Hunter (Progressive Canadian Party)
Elizabeth May (Leader of the Green Party of Canada)
Glen Pearson (Liberal Party of Canada)
Megan Walker (New Democratic Party)


Mahmood Raza Baig (Canadian Action Party)
Réjean Bellemare (New Democratic Party)
Stéphane Bourgon (Conservative Party of Canada)
Raymond Gravel (Bloc Québécois)
Jocelyne Leduc (Independent)
Régent Millette (Independent)
Christian Turenne (Liberal Party of Canada)

Ottawa Citizen: Open-sourcing the Hill

An Ottawa Citizen article by David Reevely discussed the recent GOSLING MP awareness project.

McOrmond says GOSLING has had positive responses from a few MPs -- Tory James Rajotte is one. Unfortunately, he says, two enthusiastic open-source proponents have left the picture. Former Liberal labour minister Joe Fontana is quitting federal politics to run for mayor of London; Reg Alcock was an enormously influential supporter as president of the Treasury Board, McOrmond says, but lost his Winnipeg seat in the election that defeated his government last January.

It was Joe Fontana's hill staff that hosted an Open Source event on parliament hill on June 19th, 2006.

Hon. Joseph Fontana is set to resign his federal parliament seat

The Hon. Joseph Fontana is set to resign his federal parliament seat to run to become the mayor of London. Mr. Fontana became known by our community when his staff hosted an Open Source event on the hill.

The London Free Press indicated that, "Fontana said he will formally announce his resignation from Parliament after the next session opens Sept. 18, then return to London to file his nomination papers and officially kick off his campaign."

Another article in the London Free Press speculates about candidates in the byelection that would result.

The Hon. Joe Fontana, P.C., M.P., hosts Open Source event on Parliament Hill

It is great to see that some members of parliament are taking the time to learn more about FLOSS. While this introduction to the event focuses on using FLOSS to save money, it also provides an opening to discuss some of the policy issues facing our part of the software sector.

I am including below a letter I wrote to the MPs office introducing myself. I also sent a letter to my own MP's office informing them about the event and requesting that they go. In my case my MP is well aware of my interest in FLOSS as a practitioner and a policy person. I recommend that other people reading this write a letter to their MP as well, forwarding the invitation information and quickly informing them why it is important to you as a constituent that they be informed about FLOSS.

Stephen Maynard (London North Centre, NDP)

Your questions and the information you provided with them raise a number of complex points. I will be seeking further information and considering those issues in more depth. Should I be elected, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your position in more detail and learn more about the policies you would recommend for consideration.

Stephen Maynard

Stephen Maynard NDP Campaign
809 Dundas St. at Rectory
London ON
N5W 5P6

Election 2006: London North Centre

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

Incumbent information

London North Centre / London-Centre-Nord
MP: Hon. Joe Fontana (Parliamentary Internet)

Election 2004: London North Centre

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