|Hon. Jim Karygiannis|
Member of Parliament
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||W. Paul McCrossan|
|Born||May 2 1955 |
|Profession||Businessman, industrial engineer|
James "Jim" Karygiannis, PC , MP (born May 2, 1955, in a refugee settlement in Athens, Greece) is a Canadian Liberal politician. Scarborough—Agincourt is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 34th Parliament William Paul Joseph McCrossan (born May 20 1942) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The Greek Orthodox Church ( Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) is formed by several autocephalous churches The Queen's Privy Council for Canada (QPC (Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada (CPR sometimes called Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada or the Privy Council This is a list of members of the Canadian House of Commons in the 39th Parliament of Canada. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person He has served in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988, and was the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and A Parliamentary Secretary is a member of a Parliament in the Westminster system who assists a more senior minister with their duties The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (Ministre des Ressources humaines et du Développement des compétences is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal a the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. He was previously the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Transport. A Parliamentary Secretary is a member of a Parliament in the Westminster system who assists a more senior minister with their duties The Minister of Transport (Ministre des Transports is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal government's
Before entering politics, Karygiannis was a businessman and industrial engineer. He immigrated to Canada in 1966, and has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. A Bachelor of Applied Science is an Undergraduate degree awarded for a course of study that generally lasts three years in the United Kingdom and Australia This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus He also holds a degree of Fellowship of Business Administration from the Canadian School of Management. He is married and is the father of five daughters.
Karygiannis ran as a candidate of the Ontario Liberal Party for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1987 provincial election. The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of 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 general election of 1987 was held on September 10, 1987, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario He lost to David Reville of the Ontario New Democratic Party by about 1,500 votes. David Reville (born April 19, 1943 in Brantford, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario New Democratic Party, formally known as New Democratic Party of Ontario, is a Social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons the following year in the federal election, defeating Progressive Conservative incumbent W. Paul McCrossan by 858 votes in the newly-created riding of Scarborough—Agincourt. The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 34th Parliament The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada ( PC) ( Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) ( 1867 – 2003) was a Canadian William Paul Joseph McCrossan (born May 20 1942) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament. Scarborough—Agincourt is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Canadian House
He won a landslide re-election in the 1993 federal election as the Liberals won a majority government, and was returned by equally large margins in the elections of 1997, 2000 and 2004. The Canadian federal election of 1993 (officially the 35th general election) was held on October 25 of that year to elect members to the Canadian House of Commons The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 36th Parliament of The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons of The Canadian federal election 2004 (more formally the 38th General Election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of On January 23, 2006 he was re-elected for a sixth consecutive term with 63% of the popular vote in his riding, which was among the top three ridings in Ontario.
Karygiannis was a prominent Toronto organizer for Jean Chrétien in the Liberal Party's 1990 leadership contest, and was credited with delivering considerable support to Chrétien from the city's Greek community. Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, (generally known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934) is a Canadian politician who was the twentieth Prime The 1990 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was held on 23 June 1990 in Calgary, Alberta.
Known as a Chrétien loyalist throughout the 1990s, Karygiannis announced in 2002 that he would support Paul Martin in the next Liberal leadership contest. Paul Edgar Philippe Martin. PC, MP (also known as Paul Martin Jr The 2003 Liberal Party of Canada Leadership convention ended on November 14, 2003, electing Paul Martin as the party's new leader In making his decision, he told an interviewer that it was time for Chrétien to retire "with dignity", rather than risk a potentially divisive leadership review.  When Martin became Liberal party leader on December 12, 2003, he appointed Karygiannis as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Transport. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Karygiannis is one of the more socially conservative members of the Liberal caucus, and is opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage. Social conservatism is a political or moral ideology that affirms the government's role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviors in the belief that these are what An Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay marriage) is a term for a legally or Socially recognized Marriage between two people of the same In June 2005, however, he strongly criticized other socially-conservative Liberals who had threatened to bring down the government on the marriage issue.
In April 2004, Karygiannis brought forward a private member's motion which recognized the death of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as a genocide. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction in whole or in part of an ethnic racial religious or national group The motion was approved by parliament 153 to 68, with support among Liberal backbench and opposition MPs, though Prime Minister Martin and his cabinet did not show up for the free vote and insisted that the motion is non-binding. Foreign Minister Bill Graham has defended the government's position that the event constituted a "tragedy" rather than the purposeful extermination of minority Armenians. William Carvel "Bill" Graham PC QC (born March 17, 1939, in Montreal Quebec) is a former Canadian politician In response to Martin's assertion that foreign policy rests with the cabinet, Karygiannis said that a clear majority of Parliament saw it differently and urged Martin to live up to his promise to give MPs real clout. The Turkish government was strongly critical of the motion and argued that Canadian MPs were rewriting history, while the Turkish Embassy suggested that relations between the two countries would be harmed as a result. Denial of the Armenian Genocide is the assertion that the Armenian Genocide did not occur in the manner or to the extent described by scholarship 
In September 2007, the Canadian government announced that it would recognize the country Macedonia as the Republic of Macedonia, rather than by its previous designation as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Republic of Macedonia (Република The Republic of Macedonia (Република This decsision was criticized by the government of Greece, which claims the name "Macedonia" as its own. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Karygiannis also opposed the government's decision, and suggested that the Greek-Canadian community would mobilize against it. 
Karygiannis played a prominent role in organizing Toronto-area support for victims of the December 2004 earthquake in Southeast Asia. He called for cooperation between the city's Tamil and Sinhalese communities for the relief effort in Sri Lanka, and personally travelled to Sri Lanka to witness the tsunami devastation firsthand. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island He was later criticized by fellow Member of Parliament David Kilgour for traveling to an area of Sri Lanka dominated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers), as the faction was proscribed as a terrorist organisation by many countries. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. The Honourable David Kilgour, PC, BA, JD, DD (born February 18, 1941 in Winnipeg Manitoba) is a former "LTTE" redirects here For the Led Zeppelin bootleg see Listen to This Eddie. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion Karygiannis defended his decision, saying that his intent was to confirm that disaster aid was reaching the region. Despite Kilgour's concerns, Karygiannis's travels did not provoke a diplomatic incident with Sri Lanka. 
In March 2005, Karygiannis travelled to Guyana to witness the damage that recent floods had done in the country. Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə or /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only Nation state He helped to secure CIDA aid for Guyana of over $2. 7 million Canadian. 
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in September 2005, Karygiannis was one of the first Canadian parliamentarians to organize a Canadian relief effort. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana 
Karygiannis was the National Chairman for MP Joe Volpe's campaign to lead the Liberal Party of Canada, but he resigned on July 21, 2006 over disagreements with Volpe's pro-Israeli stance on the conflict in Lebanon. This is a list of members of the Canadian House of Commons in the 39th Parliament of Canada. This article is about the Canadian politician For information about the opera manager see Joseph Volpe (opera manager. The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Background See also Israel-Lebanon conflict The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO had engaged in cross-border attacks from Southern Lebanon  The Toronto Star reported that Karygiannis had called the police to prevent a Volpe official from taking computers containing the membership lists, leading to speculation that the members he signed up were loyal to him and not Volpe. The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario. 
On July 26, 2006, Karygiannis said that he was considering a run for the Liberal leadership himself because he felt the other candidates were "lacking" on the issue of foreign policy. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  Ending up, he did not run and did not endorse another candidate until the eve of the convention where he supported the victor, Stéphane Dion. Stéphane Maurice Dion PC not change it to "Liberal"! --> MP
In 1999, Greek president Costis Stephanopoulos awarded him the decoration of the Officer of the Order of Phoenix in recognition of his many public service contributions. Konstantinos Stephanopoulos ( Κωνσταντίνος Στεφανόπουλος) (born August 15, 1926) is a Greek Politician The Order of the Phoenix ( Greek Τάγμα του Φοίνικος) is an Order of Greece, established on May 13, 1926
|Parliament of Canada|
|Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Agincourt|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Canadian politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 2, 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Athens, Greece|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|