From MEMA Industry News
TORONTO — Belinda Stronach, who resigned earlier this year as CEO of Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc., launched her new political career Monday with a narrow victory over a Liberal rival in the country’s national election.
Stronach will serve as a Member of Parliament under defeated Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper. She will sit in opposition to a minority Liberal government headed by re-elected Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Stronach lost a wildcard bid to lead the Conservative Party of Canada in March. Stronach, 37, daughter of Magna founder Frank Stronach, was elected to represent the riding of Newmarket-Aurora in which she lives and where Magna’s headquarters is located.
Her father made an unsuccessful bid for election in the area as a Liberal candidate in 1988.
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