John Carmichael

Don Valley West

Conservative Candidate

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John Carmichael

John Carmichael grew up in Toronto and earned his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Before becoming a Member of Parliament he enjoyed a successful business career serving as the Chairman and CEO of City Buick Pontiac Cadillac GMC Ltd., a Toronto landmark for over sixty years.

John was elected as the Member of Parliament for Don Valley West on May 2nd, 2011. In 2015, John was appointed by Prime Minister Harper to serve as Chair of Conservative Caucus for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Central Ontario. He is also Chair of the Government Auto Caucus, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, as well as Vice-Chair of the Canada-US and Canada-Israel Inter-parliamentary Groups.

In addition, John serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

John’s passion and interest in his community is clearly demonstrated by his past involvement on various Boards, serving as a member of the North York General Hospital Foundation Board, President of Rowing Canada, and the Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee. John also earned the designation ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

John and his wife Kerry reside in the riding with their three children and five grandchildren. He brings a strong voice to Ottawa on behalf of his constituents and the GTA, and takes pride in his strong commitment to public service, his community, and family.

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Protect Your Tax Free Savings Account!

We announced that, as part of our low-tax plan for Canadians, a re-elected Conservative government will protect the TFSA and the recent enhancements to it that Canadians are enjoying. Only a few years after the TFSA was introduced in 2009, 10.7 million Canadians had opened accounts, saving thousands of dollars. That number continues to grow. […]

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Making Adoption More Affordable

There is no higher calling than raising a child – and no greater reward. A re-elected Conservative government will help Canadian parents who adopt children by significantly increasing the value of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, raising the maximum amount to $20,000 and making it fully refundable. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are transformed […]

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Tax Relief for Service Club Members

A re-elected Conservative government will build on our record of supporting charitable giving and voluntarism by providing tax relief for service club memberships via the Charitable Donations Tax Credit. This new policy will help hundreds of thousands of service club members carry out important work in their communities. Only our party will continue to encourage […]

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Cutting Red Tape for Small Businesses

Our Conservative Party has cut unnecessary red tape so that small businesses and entrepreneurs can spend more time serving Canadian consumers and less time on checking bureaucratic boxes. We have saved Canadian businesses over $32 million in administrative burden each year, as well as 750,000 hours in time spent dealing with red tape, all while […]

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Help for Aspiring Homeowners

For many Canadians, owning a home represents both their most important investment and the achievement of a key life goal. Our Home Buyer’s Plan allows aspiring homeowners to make tax-free withdrawals from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans to finance the purchase or new construction of their first home. Millions of people have used the program […]

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Standing up for Canadian Seniors

Canadian seniors have worked hard, paid their dues and saved for retirement. Our government is committed to providing much needed support for seniors to enjoy their golden years through Economic Action Plan 2015. Here’s what w’ere doing: Boosting annual TFSA contribution to 10.000- helping seniors keep more of their money in their pockets Introducing the Home Accessibility Tax Credit- […]

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New Services and Benefits for Veterans Detailed in Announcement

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West,  highlighted new benefits and services included in the recently introduced Support for Veterans and their Families Act. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Veterans and their families have the support and services they […]

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John Carmichael Highlights New Infrastructure Projects Through the New Building Canada Plan

John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today highlighted the benefits of the  $53 billion New Building Canada Plan, the largest long-term federal infrastructure plan […]

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John Carmichael Announces Further Details of New Public Transit Fund

John Carmichael announced further details regarding the new Public Transit Fund (PTF), the Government’s largest dedicated infrastructure program to promote public transit infrastructure investment in a manner that is affordable for taxpayers and efficient for consumers. Announced in Economic Action Plan 2015, the new PTF will provide significant permanent support for large-scale public transit projects […]

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New Aircraft Noise Protocol-Great News for the Riding of Don Valley West & GTA

Ottawa, ON—The Honourable Lisa Raitt and MP John Carmichael made an important announcement regarding aircraft noise. For the last four years M.P. Carmichael has worked tirelessly on this issue alongside community action groups, such as the Toronto Aviation Noise Group, representing the people in his Riding Don Valley West. “They told us it couldn’t be done, […]

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I am pleased that my government has been able to commit $1.7 billion toward various transit projects in Toronto, all necessary to keep people, goods, and the economy moving...

- John Carmichael

Don Valley West

Don Valley West is a federal electoral district that has been represented in the House of commons since 1979. Its population in 2011 was 123,200. It is among the most economically and ethnically diverse communities in Canada. Neighbourhoods include York Mills, St. Andrew’s, Windfields, Don Mills, Lawrence Park, Leaside, and Thorncliffe Park, It is Home to numerous landmarks including: Glendon College-York University, Mount Pleasant Cemtery, Canada’s largest veteran centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital and Laird Business Park.

Due to Federal riding redistribution, Don Valley West will as of the next federal election, include an area formerly part of the St. Paul’s riding. This new portion of the riding includes the area between Mt. Pleasant Road and Bayview Avenue, from Moore Avenue north up to Broadway Avenue.

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119-660 Eglinton Ave E Suite 415
Toronto, Ontario M4G 2K2
Tel: 416-485-4444