|MPP for Simcoe East|
|Preceded by||Gordon Smith|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|Born||March 20, 1937
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Allan Kenneth McLean (born March 20, 1937 in Barrie, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and was briefly speaker of the assembly before being forced out of office due to a scandal.
He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, defeating NDP candidate Fayne Bullen by about 3,500 votes in the riding of Simcoe East. He served as Deputy Whip of the PC party from 1983 to 1985, and was appointed a minister without portfolio and Chief Government Whip by Premier Frank Miller on February 8, 1985.
McLean's time as a cabinet minister was brief. He was re-elected over Fayne Bullen in the 1985 provincial election, but the Progressive Conservative Party was reduced to a fragile minority government provincially. He was re-appointed as a minister without portfolio responsible for [ Northern Affairs and Housing ] on May 17, 1985, but the Miller government was defeated in the legislature one month later and McLean moved with his party to the opposition benches.
McLean was one of only seventeen PC members re-elected in the 1987 provincial election, defeating Liberal Butch Orser by fewer than 1,000 votes. In the 1990 provincial election, he defeated NDP candidate Dennis Bailey by only 740 votes.
The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the 1995 election, and on this occasion McLean defeated his nearest opponent by more than 14,000 votes. On September 26, 1995, he was chosen as speaker of the legislature.
- "Scandal claims speaker", Tampa Tribune, Sep 29, 1996.
- Allan Kenneth McLean, MPP - Parliamentary History. "Allan Kenneth McLean, MPP", Legislative Assembly of Ontario.