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Bonnie Crombie
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Crombie in 2017
6th Mayor of Mississauga
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Hazel McCallion
Mississauga City Councillor
In office
September 26, 2011 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Eve Adams
Succeeded by Carolyn Parrish
Constituency Ward 5 (Britannia Woods-Malton)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Streetsville
In office
November 18, 2008 – March 26, 2011
Preceded by Wajid Khan
Succeeded by Brad Butt
Personal details
Born
Bonnie Stack

February 5, 1960 (1960-02-05) (age 61)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal (2008-2011)
Spouse(s) None. Divorced.
Children 3
Residence Mississauga, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto
York University
Profession Mayor

Bonnie Crombie (née Stack, born February 5, 1960) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 6th and current Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario since December 1, 2014.

From 2008 to 2011, she was a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville and, from 2011 to 2014, she served as councillor for Ward 5 on Mississauga City Council and on the Council of the Region of Peel.

Background

Crombie was born to Polish/Ukrainian immigrants Veronica (Sega) and Ed Stack in Toronto, Ontario. Her parents separated when she was three and Bonnie took the name of her stepfather, Michael Sawarna, when she was nine. She graduated from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. She received her M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 1992. Before entering politics, Crombie was an entrepreneur and public affairs consultant who worked with many clients including the Insurance Board of Canada, McDonald's, and Disney. Crombie lives in Mississauga where she raised three children.

Politics

Crombie was elected as MP for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville as a Liberal Party candidate in the 2008 Canadian federal election, defeating incumbent MP Wajid Khan who had previously crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Conservative Party. After being elected, Crombie served in Stéphane Dion's Liberal caucus as co-chair of outreach along with Justin Trudeau. Crombie also served as the Liberal Party critic for Crown corporations. She was an active supporter of Michael Ignatieff in his bid for the Liberal leadership. She was later defeated by Conservative candidate Brad Butt in the 2011 federal election.

On September 19, 2011, Crombie was elected to Mississauga City Council in the by-election to succeed Eve Adams as Councillor for Ward 5, winning by slightly more than 200 votes over Carolyn Parrish. The race also included Adams ex-husband, Peter. On December 12, 2012, Crombie faced charges over alleged violations of election finance rules when she ran for councillor. At a subsequent hearing in February 2018, the Crown decided to withdraw the charges citing that financials must be formally audited before any charges could be considered.

On October 12, 2014, retiring long-serving Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion endorsed Crombie to replace her as Mayor. Crombie later defeated former city councilor, Member of Provincial Parliament and federal cabinet minister, Steve Mahoney to win the 2014 mayoral election.

Crombie announced her run for re-election as mayor on October 27, 2017. She won the 2018 mayoral election by a wide margin, receiving over 75 percent of the vote.

Electoral record

Municipal

Mississauga mayoral election, 2018
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 91,422 76.68
Kevin J. Johnston 16,079 13.49
6 other candidates 11,728 9.83
Total 119,229 100.00
Mississauga mayoral election, 2014
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 102,346 63.49
Steve Mahoney 46,224 28.68
13 other candidates 12,629 7.83
Total 161,199 100.00
Mississauga City Council by-election, 2011: Ward 5
Candidate Votes %
Bonnie Crombie 2,479 21.54
Carolyn Parrish 2,238 19.44
Simmer Kaur 1,662 14.44
Peter Adams 1,347 11.70
23 other candidates 3,784 32.88
Total 11,510 100.00

Federal

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Butt 22,104 43.75 +7.95
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 18,651 36.92 -8.84
New Democratic Aijaz Naqvi 7,834 15.57 +5.65
Green Christopher Hill 1,802 3.76 -2.94
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216 0.42 -0.15
Turnout 50,607 58.72 +2.59
Eligible voters 86,186
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bonnie Crombie 21,710 45.76 -0.18 $79,830
Conservative Wajid Khan 16,985 35.80 +0.99 $82,516
New Democratic Keith Pinto 4,710 9.92 -3.39 $2,460
Green Otto Casanova 3,179 6.70 +2.22 $11,616
Independent Viktor Spanovic 431 0.90 NA
Independent Ralph Bunag 426 0.89 NA
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,441 100.00 $89,184
Total rejected ballots 271 0.57 +0.2
Turnout 47,712 56.13 +8.03
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