Matthew Kellway
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Matthew Kellway was elected Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Beaches – East York on May 2, 2011. As the critic for military procurement, Matthew has been active on the F-35 file. He also sits on the Standing Committee on Health.

Matthew has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and has held a variety of elected and staff positions with trade unions since 1991. In addition to being an experienced policy analyst, former economist and industrial relations expert, Matthew has a strong record of public service in Beaches – East York. As a founding member and co-chair of the Toronto Energy Coalition, he led his community’s fight against a gas-fired generator on the waterfront and has been a strong advocate on an array of other environmental issues.

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Why We Must Build Resilience Into Canadian Cities

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Tom Mulcair came to Toronto's City Hall last month and delivered this simple message: urban issues have to be a federal priority. And, he promised that the NDP would make them so.

The occasion for Tom's visit was my urban summit, "Re-Imagining Our Cities II: The Resilient City." As the...

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Canada's Success is Tied to All its Cities, Not Just the Thriving Ones

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 12:13 PM

Snow-capped mountains. Expansive prairie. Frozen tundra. Rugged coastlines. All images evoked by "Canada." It's all part of who we are and how we think about ourselves, certainly. But, in reality, we are an urban nation -- one of the most urban in the world. And for some time it has...

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Pushing Towards a Deeper Federalism

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:24 PM

I've been to a lot of doors this summer. At some point early in the conversation I ask, "Do you follow federal politics?", or some variation on that theme. Some say, "Yes." These are the brave souls who dare, the political junkies who can't help but watch, or the very...

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Paving Over Farmland for an Airport We Don't Need

(7) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Here we go again! Risen from the dead, an airport north of Pickering. Of course with the federal government hanging onto those expropriated lands north of Pickering, we knew to be vigilant, guard up and, more than that, ready for another fight.

Of course, I'm not just referring to...

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A Stealthy Manoeuvre to Keep the F-35 Alive

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 1:24 PM

"We will not be constrained by the Statement of Requirements," says the Minister announcing the (re)start of an Options Analysis. No kidding.

There was a time when the Statement of Requirements led to the plane the Conservatives want -- the F-35. Now, it leads nowhere. By the time the...

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It's Time for the Tories to End the F35 Tailspin

(11) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 6:01 AM

One could reasonably have expected that somewhere in all the yakkity-yak the federal government used to present the new $46-billion price tag for the F-35 would have been an apology. It was after all this same Conservative cast of characters that told Canadians before the last election that...

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