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Ontario: Mangalurean lad Vijay Dante set to contest provincial election in Canada


Gerry D’Mello

Daijiworld Media Network, Canada

Ontario, Apr 21: In order to serve the community and the Canadian society at large Everest Vijay Dante popularly known as Vijay Dante decided to jump into Canadian politics. Now he is all set to win the candidature as the nominee for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s MPP in the upcoming election. Vijay is urging the community members for their full support in participating in the signature campaign. He requires around 2,000 to 3,000 signatures from the Canadian residents to become successful in the qualifying round.

Canadian citizens can vote in elections for three levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal, or local, government. The federal government is responsible for matters that affect all of Canada. Provincial and territorial governments look after such matters as education, health care and highways. Municipal governments are responsible for local matters such as policing, firefighting, libraries and parks and recreation. The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada is responsible for the administration of federal elections, referendums and other important aspects of Canada’s electoral system.

Ontario provincial elections are run by Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer. Municipal clerks run municipal elections for mayors, city councilors, aldermen, controllers, and school trustees which are held every four years in November, under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Legislative Assembly makes the laws of Ontario, including those governing voting in provincial elections. Three main laws, or Acts, govern the election process: The Election Act – the rules and regulations for Ontario provincial elections. The Election Finances Act – the rules and regulations for financial contributions to political parties and candidates and their election expenses. The Representation Act – the Act establishing the number, names and boundaries of Ontario’s electoral districts, or ridings.

Ontario is divided into 107 electoral districts, sometimes called ridings, and each is represented by an elected Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP). An election is held in each riding to choose the MPP to speak in the Legislative Assembly for the riding’s citizens. The MPPs meet to make the laws to govern Ontario.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) directs the work of Elections Ontario and ensures the rules and regulations set out by the legislation are followed, including the voting process and campaign financing rules. The Lieutenant Governor in Council (The Cabinet) appoints a Returning Officer for each electoral district who works under the direction of the Chief Electoral Officer. The Returning Officers organize and conduct the election in their electoral district. Some of their duties include: setting up an office hiring staff to work during the election, making sure the ballots are ready, assisting electors to register to vote, confirming the final count of the ballots, and declaring the winning candidate for their electoral district.

A provincial general election – an election in all of Ontario’s provincial electoral districts at the same time – is held every four years on the first Thursday in October, unless: that Thursday is a day of cultural or religious significance or the Lieutenant Governor in Council calls an election earlier at the request of the Premier.

Vijay, a philanthropist is a well-focused, dedicated and a family oriented business professional from the Mississauga East, Crooksville Community who understands the issues at grass-root level as faced each day by the residents here. He is the proud son of the late Francis Dante (Also known as Sri Danti) from Udupi, Karnataka, India, a renowned writer, poet and a religious leader who is also one of the founders of Catholic Sabha, Mangaluru Pradesh. Vijay is well educated, a post-graduate who completed M.Sc., in Medical Microbiology from Manipal University in India. He worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a decade and moved into Canada in 1995.

When Daijiworld asked Vijay about his vision on his debut into Canadian politics, his response is – “Change is constant, but all change may not be good. Today Canada is facing daunting challenges to preserve its ‘Core Values’ – The foundation on which the country was built on. As a concerned citizen and a worried parent, I am taking this bold step towards politics to secure the future of the children, the youth and to safeguard the interests of the seniors and residents in our community. Come join me as I seek your support to make the change a better change for our society.”

A ‘Hands-On’ person coming from a humble background as an immigrant to Canada almost twenty years ago, Vijay Dante has faced many struggles and challenges which has helped to build him up as a upright, honest and hardworking Canadian. Today he wishes to share this wisdom and experience with the Cooksville community, and help build an ideal community, which will be a role model not just in Ontario but the whole of Canada.

Vijay’s earnest request is to participate in the ‘Signature Campaign’ to garner support from the riding of Everest Vijay Dante’s as an advocate of positive change in the Mississauga East, Cooksville community.

 

To help Vijay dante to get more signatures for his successful nomination and further questions please visit
Vijay dante and team at:

Ph: 647 8997883
Email: Info@teameverestvijaydante.com
Website : www.teameverestvijaydante.com
Signatures collection last date April 29

Comment on this article

  • Wilfred H Menezes, Moodubelle/ Dubai

    Mon, Apr 24 2017

    Wishing you all the success Vijay.

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  • Nagraj Shetty Inna, Inna hosamsne, inna kajarkate, karaka taulk, udupi

    Mon, Apr 24 2017

    All the best sir....we are with you and our support always with you...

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 23 2017

    Wish you best of success!!!

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  • Cyril Martis, Pangla/Ottawa/ Canada

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    Congratulations Vijay and good luck.

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  • Shashiprabha Shetty, Alevoor

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    Wish u all the best.We r proud of u.
    .

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  • Jude Fernandes, Mississauga - Canada

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    Wishing you Good Luck in what you have Planned to do.

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  • Prescy, Olvin and family, Bejai/Kapikad/Canada

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    Vijay,

    Have our full support neighbour! we wish you all the best

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  • Vincent and Prescilla Machado, Shirva/ Canada

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    This is great news for the Mangalorean Community in Canada !Vijay is a devoted family man , humble and well respected in the community. We wish him best of luck in the upcoming elections. Be assured of our support.

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  • Vanitha Furtado, Nj, USA

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    Congratulations from all of us in NJ!! Wish you all the best!!

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  • Shyla Andrade Nazareth, Dubai

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Dear Vijay,

    You are the perfect person for the job already. We’re wishing you more of what you already have: determination, intelligence, and willingness to roll up your sleeves.

    Best wishes from all of us...

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  • Flavian Pinto, Bejai/Toronto

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Dear Vijay,

    Congratulations for taking this bold step. As our community grows we certainly need our representatives in the government to express our views and concerns.

    This is my humble request to all the residents in Mississauga East, Cooksville community to participate in the ‘Signature Campaign’ to garner support for the riding of Everest Vijay Dante. Please encourage your friends and neighbours to join who are in the riding.

    Gerry, very informative and enlightening article on Canadian Electoral process. Great as usual.

    Cheers

    Flavian

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  • Santosh Dsouza, Mukamar/Canada.

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Hello Vijay, Wish you all the best for the upcoming provincial election, we are with you & our support is always there for you.

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  • Derick Francis, Christ Church Hostel, Manipal

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Vijay Dante
    Best of luck

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Mississauga is full of Indian and Bengali immigrants...Mississauga is bordering US...Vijay will not find very difficult to win...

    Good luck Vijay...his dad was famous personality of Udupi...hope people of Indian origin in Mississauga actively support him...

    ...JH...

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  • Boniface D' Souza, Moodubelle/Bangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Hi Vijay all the best n good luck. We pray the Almighty for your success. We know that you are contesting the election to serve the people/nation. May God bless you.

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  • Norbert Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Hi Vijay. All the best. Can't vote but wish you all the best. Proud moment for all of us.

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  • Kashinath, Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Good Luck for new challenges 👍

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Good luck Vijay. It is an uphill battle as my friend Kevin Coelho who was several years ago contesting for nomination knows. May be you know him.

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  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Vijay Dante
    Best of luck
    Vijay means Victory

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    It is a matter of pride and joy for us in India to see a man coming up in life.

    Congrats to you Vijay Dante. Wish you success and when you are elected do well and be a source of pride to the country where you were born.

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  • Vijay dante, Alevoor, moodubelle, udupi / toronto

    Mon, Apr 24 2017

    Thank you so much for support and Blessings.
    God bless

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  • Vijay dante, Alevoor, moodubelle, udupi / toronto

    Mon, Apr 24 2017

    Thank you so much for support and Blessings.
    God bless

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  • Vijay dante, Alevoor, moodubelle, udupi / toronto

    Mon, Apr 24 2017

    Thank you so much for support and Blessings.
    God bless

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