Former MP, community activist for 20+ years.IT Professional, Entrepreneur.Franco-Ontarian de Toronto! Geek, Lego, Blue Jays and Star Wars
Dan grew up in the East end of Toronto – where his family has resided for almost ninty years.
Dan has been a vibrant face in Scarborough Southwest – as a player, coach, sponsor and member of the executive of the Birchmount Baseball league since 1994.
Dan Harris was elected as the Member of Parliament representing the riding of Scarborough Southwest on May 2nd, 2011 and served until Oct.19, 2015. During that time, Dan served as critic for Post-Secondary education, Deputy Critic for Industry and Deputy Critic for Science and Technology in the Official Opposition Party’s Shadow Cabinet.
Dan has been a community and political activist for over 20 years. He has been a strong advocate and voice for affordable housing, social justice, and economic reform. Dan has been a longstanding member of the New Democratic Party of Canada; helping with over twenty campaigns, working on the Ontario NDP Executive from 2002 to 2004, and helping to craft dozens of resolutions to provincial and federal policy conventions.
Dan has worked in the Information and Technology industry for over ten years, for prominent companies such as Web Networks, the Make a Wish Foundation, as an entrepreneur and more recently for Unified Systems Group in the Alberta Oilsands.
If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.