Lui Temelkovski

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Lui Temelkovski
Member of Parliament
for Oak Ridges—Markham
In office
June 28, 2004 – October 13, 2008
Preceded byRiding created
Succeeded byPaul Calandra
Personal details
Born (1954-10-04) October 4, 1954 (age 66)
Brajčino, Yugoslavia
(Now North Macedonia)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Loretta Temelkovski
ResidenceMarkham, Ontario, Canada

Lubomir "Lui" Temelkovski (Macedonian: Љубомир Темелковски, romanizedLjubomir Temelkovski) (born October 4, 1954) is a former Canadian federal politician. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2008 who represented the riding of Oak Ridges—Markham in Ontario.


Temelkovski was born Brajčino, Yugoslavia which is now part of the Republic of North Macedonia. His family emigrated to Canada in 1968. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. He worked as a sales manager for Freedom 55 Financial, a Canadian financial services company. He and his wife Loretta live in Markham where they raised four children. He is fluent in Italian and Macedonian.[1]


In the 2004 Canadian federal election, Temelkovski ran as the Liberal candidate in the new riding of Oak Ridges—Markham. He defeated Conservative candidate Bob Callow by 11,252 votes.[2] He served as a backbench supporter of the Paul Martin government. Temelkovski was the first Canadian Member of Parliament of Macedonian heritage.[3] In 2004, he was appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade.

He was re-elected in the 2006 election once again defeating Callow.[4] The Liberals lost the election and he served one term in opposition. During that time he served as critic for Public Works and Government Services.

In the 2008 election, he was defeated by Conservative candidate Paul Calandra by 545 votes.[5] He tried again In the 2011 election and was defeated again by Calandra this time by more than 20,000 votes.[6]

In 2013, Temelkovski expressed interest in the nomination for the new riding of Markham—Stouffville but the party chose Jane Philpott who went on to beat Calandra in the 2015 election.[7][8]


  1. ^ Ransberry, Joan (January 24, 2006). "Victory secret: people like me, Temelkovski says". Newmarket Era - Banner. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 29, 2004. p. A14.
  3. ^ "Lui Temelkovski". Our Campaigns.
  4. ^ "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. January 24, 2006. p. A16.
  5. ^ "Greater Toronto Area Results". The Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. p. U2.
  6. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6.
  7. ^ "Liberal hopefuls line up for federal nominations in Markham". Markham Economist & Sun November 5, 2013. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Canada Votes". The Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. pp. GT13–GT15.

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