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Matthew Kellway

Member of Parliament for Beaches -- East York

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.
Why We Must Build Resilience Into Canadian

Why We Must Build Resilience Into Canadian Cities

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."
03/20/2014 12:24 EDT
Canada's Success is Tied to All its Cities, Not Just the Thriving

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

For 40 years or so, the economic forces of this global economy have reshaped, physically and socially, too, cities around the world and even delivered some, once mighty, into bankruptcy. Witness Detroit. Here in Toronto, vast expanses of our car-oriented post-war suburbs have become food, transit and social service deserts with scarce opportunity for employment,
10/15/2013 12:14 EDT
Pushing Towards a Deeper

Pushing Towards a Deeper Federalism

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 hardened. Most say, "No." With little deviation, virtually all tell me that what time they're prepared to give over to politics is given to municipal politics.
10/11/2013 05:26 EDT
Paving Over Farmland for an Airport We Don't

Paving Over Farmland for an Airport We Don't Need

We haven't needed an airport north of Pickering in the last 40 years; we don't need one now. But the issue is bigger than that. The GTA will continue to grow. But it must do so sustainably. To our inevitable demise do we go if we destroy that which sustains us. Our farmlands sustain us.
10/10/2013 05:46 EDT
It's Time for the Tories to End the F35

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

Smirking, our Prime Minister explained to the House how $9-billion is the same as $46-billion. But that's not how it works. A very long list of Federal and international policies, standards and guidelines require that military equipment be costed on a lifecycle basis.
02/05/2013 08:22 EST