Bob Frankford

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Bob Frankford
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Ontario MPP
In office
1990–1995
Preceded by Ed Fulton
Succeeded by Steve Gilchrist
Constituency Scarborough East
Personal details
Born
Robert Timothy Stansfield Frankford

(1939-08-01)August 1, 1939
Nottingham, England
DiedAugust 1, 2015(2015-08-01) (aged 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s)Helen Breslauer
Children3
OccupationDoctor

Robert Timothy Stansfield "Bob" Frankford (August 1, 1939 – August 1, 2015) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995 who represented the Toronto riding of Scarborough East.

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Background

Frankford was educated at King's College London in England, and became a family physician before entering political life. He was responsible for inaugurating the first health service organization in Toronto. He raised three daughters. He died in Toronto on August 1, 2015 at the age of 76. [1]

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Politics

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1990 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Ed Fulton by 1,774 votes in Scarborough East as the NDP won a majority government. [2] He served as a parliamentary assistant from 1990 to 1991. He used his medical training to advocate for sickle-cell disease and other health issues. He resigned in May 1991 because he failed to meet a deadline to divest himself of some investment property in the health industry. [3]

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Edward A. "Ed" Fulton, is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1990 who represented the eastern Toronto riding of Scarborough East. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson. From 1969 to 1984 he served as a municipal politician in the city of Scarborough, Toronto.

The NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election, and Frankford lost his seat to Progressive Conservative candidate Steve Gilchrist by almost 12,000 votes. [4]

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He ran for the federal New Democratic Party for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1997 federal election, but finished a distant fourth against Liberal John McKay in Scarborough East. [5] He also attempted to return to the provincial legislature in the 1999 provincial election, but finished third against Liberal Gerry Phillips in Scarborough—Agincourt. [6] Frankford's wife, Helen Breslauer, has also run as a candidate in Toronto Centre but finished 4th. [7]

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In August 2009, he sought the NDP nomination for the provincial by-election in the riding of St. Paul's, but was defeated by lawyer Julian Heller. [8]

Electoral record

1990 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes [2] Vote %
  New DemocratBob Frankford11,69935.6
  LiberalEd Fulton9,92530.2
  Progressive ConservativeSteve Gilchrist9,87830.0
Libertarian Jim McIntosh1.80.9
Green Cara Mumford4551.4
  IndependentDarryl McDowell3671.1
Total32,901
1995 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes [4] Vote %
  Progressive ConservativeSteve Gilchrist19,16655.7
  New DemocratBob Frankford7,21221.0
  LiberalBhagat Taggar7,19720.9
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 3190.9
  IndependentNeville Berry2700.8
   Natural Law Jim Hill2340.7
Total34,398

After politics

In 1995 he returned to his medical practice and became a physician at the Seaton House men's hostel, which services many poor and homeless in the city. [9] He was chair of the Ontario Medical Association's section of health service organization physicians.

He remained involved in a number of community projects and organizations, including the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and the Toronto Pedestrian Committee, and was chair of the Scarborough Agincourt collaborative committee of the Central East LHIN.

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References

  1. "Obituary: Frankford , Robert Timothy Stansfield". Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre. August 1, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10.
  3. "Parliamentary assistant quits". The Windsor Star. May 1, 1991. p. A2.
  4. 1 2 "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Retrieved 2012-09-04.[ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Final Results Riding by Riding". Calgary Herald. June 4, 1997. p. A5.
  6. "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  8. Benzie, Robert (24 August 2009). "NDP by-election pick slams harmonized sales tax". The Toronto Star.
  9. Swainson, Gail (September 18, 1996). "Give homeless half-price ride, report asks TTC". Toronto Star. p. A7.