Steve Owens, Canadian politician, Died at 59

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Stephen David Owens was born on September 21, 1956, and died on July 8, 2016.

He was a politician in Ontario, Canada.

Owens was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995 who represented the Toronto riding of Scarborough Centre.

Steve served as a cabinet minister in the government of Bob Rae.

Over the period of his career as MPP he also served as party whip and caucus chair.

However, the NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election, and Owens finished third against Progressive Conservative Dan Newman in his bid for re-election.

Owens supported Bill Blaikie in 2003 for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party.

Steve Owens passed away at 59 years old.

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