|Preceded by||Joe Tascona|
|Succeeded by||Rod Jackson|
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Ed Harper|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Brown|
June 1, 1944 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Spouse(s)||D. Kevin Carroll|
Margaret Aileen Carroll, PC, (born June 1, 1944) is a former Canadian politician. She was the federal Minister for International Cooperation in the Paul Martin government, and later Ontario's Minister of Culture.
Carroll has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary's University (1965) and a Bachelor of Education from York University (1989). She was a partner in a small manufacturing and retail business. Carroll's husband, D. Kevin Carroll, Q.C., is the President of the Canadian Bar Association from 2009-2010. They have two grown children, Daniel and Joanna.
In 1997, Carroll sought and won the Liberal nomination for the newly created Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford. She went on to win the 1997 election with a sizable margin, and was re-elected again in 2000. After merger of the conservative parties, she was elected in 2004 in the newly created riding of Barrie with a substantially reduced margin of victory.
Carroll served as Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2003. A staunch Paul Martin supporter, Carroll was named Minister for International Cooperation, responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, when Paul Martin became Prime Minister on December 12, 2003. She retained that portfolio until the Liberals were defeated in 2006, when she lost her seat to her 2004 challenger Patrick Brown.
|27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin|
|Cabinet Post (1)|
|Susan Whelan||Minister for International Cooperation
She subsequently stood as Ontario Liberal Party candidate in the provincial Barrie riding for the 2007 Ontario election, and defeated incumbent MPP Joe Tascona, who was also Brown's uncle. She was named to the provincial cabinet of Premier Dalton McGuinty as Minister of Culture and as Minister Responsible for Seniors shortly after that election. She was relieved of her cabinet posts in January 2010. In 2011, she announced she would not run for re-election in the riding of Barrie.
|Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty|
|Cabinet Post (1)|
|Caroline DiCocco||Minister of Culture
Also Responsible for Seniors
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||John TROTTER||10,735|
|New Democratic Party||Peggy MCCOMB||2,580|
|Christian Heritage||VANDER Dan KOOI||421|
|Canadian Action||Ian WOODS||327|
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Canadian Alliance||Rob HAMILTON||17,600|
|Progressive Conservative||Jane MACLAREN||7,588|
|New Democratic Party||Keith LINDSAY||2,385|
|Canadian Action||Ian WOODS||387|
|CHP||Brian K. WHITE||234
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Peter Bursztyn||5,312||10.7%|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Peter Bursztyn||6,984||12.2%||+1.5%||$14,496|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Joe Tascona||18,167||39.22%||-12.56%|
|New Democratic||Larry Taylor||3,700||7.99%||-1.27%|
|Family Coalition||Roberto Sales||173||0.27%||-0.45%|
|Independent||Daniel Gary Predie||77||0.17%||*|
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- Aileen Carroll – Parliament of Canada biography
- Ontario Legislative Assembly Parliamentarian History