Bas Balkissoon (born ca. 1952) is a politician in Toronto, Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Formerly the Toronto city councillor representing Ward 41 in northeast area of Scarborough, Balkissoon won election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on November 24, 2005 as the Liberal MPP for Scarborough—Rouge River. The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Scarborough (ˈskɑrˌbəroʊ ( 2001 Census 593297 is the area that forms the eastern part of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. Scarborough—Rouge River is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Balkissoon rose to prominence as the head of Scarborough Homeowners Alliance For Fair Taxes, an organization that challenged the province's property assessment system. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American In 1988, he ran for Scarborough city council in what was then Ward 13. Scarborough (ˈskɑrˌbəroʊ ( 2001 Census 593297 is the area that forms the eastern part of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada With the formation of the new amalgamated city of Toronto, he was elected to Toronto City Council in 1997. As chair of the city's Audit Committee he was credited with uncovering a dubious computer leasing deal between the city and MFP Financial, which eventually lead to the formation of the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry. The Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry was a Judicial Inquiry into allegations of Conflict of interest, Bribery and misappropriation of funds around Balkissoon also served for a period on the Police Services Board on which he was critical of then-Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino as well as the Toronto Police Association and its leader at the time, Craig Bromell. The Toronto Police Service ( TPS) formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the Police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario Julian Fantino, COM, OOnt, (born 1942 in Vendoglio, Italy) is the Commissioner Craig Bromell is a Canadian radio personality who was head of the Police union in Toronto Ontario
On November 24, 2005 Balkissoon was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament in the riding of Scarborough—Rouge River, replacing Alvin Curling who was appointed as the Canadian ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Alvin Curling (born November 15, 1939 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a prominent Black Canadian. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Balkissoon, as the Liberal Party candidate, won with 58% of the vote. Conservative candidate Cynthia Lai received 24% of the vote and the NDP's Sheila White finished third with 15%. Sheila White (born ca 1954 is a Canadian political activist and a member of the New Democratic Party who has run for office four times in Toronto In the Liberal nomination prior to the by-election, the party chose to use a clause in its constitution that declared other candidates invalid, effectively handing the nomination to Balkissoon. This excluded other contenders such as Raymond Cho who considered putting his name forward. Raymond Cho (born in South Korea c 1936 is currently ( as of December 2006) a City Councillor in Toronto, Canada.