Chris Charlton, Candidate for Hamilton Mountain in Federal Election 2011

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NameChris Charlton
ElectionFederal Election 2011
AreaHamilton Mountain
PartyNew Democratic Party of Canada
Email chrischarlton@ndp.ca
Website http://chrischarlton.ndp.ca/
Bio* Elected as the Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain in 2006, and again in 2008
* Voted one of Parliament’s “Best Up and Comers” in May 2006
* Authored the “Seniors Charter” which was passed by the House of Commons in June 2006
* Nominated for Hamilton’s Woman of Distinction Award in March 2007
* Consumers Association of Canada endorsed Chris’ Bill to end gas price gouging in April 2007
* Tabled a motion for comprehensive Employment Insurance reform that was passed by Parliament
* Voted one of the “Hardest Working Constituent MP’s” in the House of Commons in April 2009
* Voted one of the “Hardest Working MP’s on the Hill” in May 2010
* MS Society of Canada endorsed Chris’ Bill to extend the caregiver tax credit to spouses in June 2010
* Former Director of Government/Community Relations at the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada in Burlington
* Chris has a BA in English and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Political Science from McMaster University
* Lives on Hamilton Mountain with her husband, Brian Charlton, a former NDP MPP and Ontario Cabinet Minister

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