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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More Support For Parents

A re-elected Conservative government will provide new benefits for moms and dads having a baby. We will provide up to 18 months of job protection for new parents and the option to stretch Employment Insurance (EI) benefits over 18 months. Parents who are interested in earning additional income or starting their own business while at […]


Protecting Canadian Auto Jobs

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian families work in the auto sector. That’s why a re-elected Conservative government will implement the new Automotive Supplier Innovation Program, which will help Canadian automotive suppliers gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. If automakers are prepared to make firm commitments to new and modernized plants in Canada for […]


1.3 Million New Jobs

Canada’s economy created 1.3 million net new jobs since the depths of the global recession – one of the strongest job creation records in the G-7. In fact, not only are more Canadians working than before the recession, there are more Canadians working than ever before in our country’s history. And we will continue to […]


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Protecting Jobs

Canada’s manufacturing sector provides good, well-paying jobs for Canadians in communities across our country. Prime Minister Harper has announced new support from our Conservative Government for Canadian manufacturers. Our low-tax, balanced budget Manufacturing Strategy will keep Canada’s manufacturing sector growing and creating jobs. Under our Manufacturing Strategy, Canadians will benefit from new jobs, new investment […]


Support For Canadian Seniors

Our Conservative Party will introduce new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada. A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that […]


Budget Balanced A Year Early!

Our Conservative government has a strong record of economic and fiscal management. Our government achieved a balanced budget last year – one full year ahead of schedule. This is good for our economy and good for Canadian families. Spending beyond our means, as Justin’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP propose, would lead to permanent deficits, […]


Cutting Taxes For Small Businesses

A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years. This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period. […]


Keeping Canadians Safe

A re-elected Harper Government will build on our record of fighting global terrorism to keep Canadians safe. And, we will continue to address the growing problem of terrorist radicalization and violent extremism among Canadian youth by providing a renewed $10 million in funding for the Kanishka Project. We will also create banned travel zones in […]


Keeping More Money In Your Pocket

We announced our plan to cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs from the dangerous Employment Insurance and CPP tax hikes promised by both Justin Trudeau and Mulcair’s NDP. By dramatically reducing payroll taxes, Canadian workers will see their take-home pay increase and businesses – especially small businesses – […]


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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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