Alan Robinson

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Alan Robinson
Ontario MPP
In office
1981–1985
Preceded by David Warner
Succeeded by David Warner
Constituency Scarborough—Ellesmere
Personal details
Born October 21, 1948
Toronto, Ontario
Died December 6, 2013(2013-12-06) (aged 65)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative Party
Occupation Journalist

Alan M. Robinson (October 21, 1948 – December 6, 2013) was a Canadian politician in Ontario. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1981 to 1985, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Frank Miller. Robinson was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Background[edit]

Robinson was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He worked as a broadcaster and newspaperman.

Politics[edit]

He was an alderman in Scarborough from 1978 to 1981.

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 election, defeating New Democratic Party incumbent David Warner by 1,888 votes in Scarborough—Ellesmere.[1] He served as a backbench supporter of Bill Davis's government for four years. Robinson supported Dennis Timbrell's unsuccessful bid to succeed Davis at the Progressive Conservative Party's January 1985 leadership convention, and was named a minister without portfolio and Chief Government Whip when Frank Miller became Premier of Ontario on February 8, 1985.

The Progressive Conservatives under Miller's leadership were reduced to a minority government in the 1985 election. Robinson lost to David Warner in Scarborough—Ellesmere by 1,119 votes.

Later life[edit]

After leaving politics, Robinson became the president and CEO of PACex International, which describes itself as "Canada's National Packaging, Food Process, Material Handling & Logistics Exhibition".[2] PACex purchased the Canadian Materials Handling & Logistics Show in 2003.

Robinson died after a long illness, on December 6, 2013.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanna, Susan (15 April 1985). "Toronto Races Are The Ones To Watch". Ottawa Citizen. p. A5. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Alan Robinson, former leader of the PAC, passes away". Canadian Manufacturing News. December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=168472561

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