Blair McCreadie

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Blair McCreadie
Personal details
Born Blair Wilson McCreadie
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Blair Wilson McCreadie is the past president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. McCreadie practices law for a Toronto law firm.

Political career[edit]

McCreadie was first elected to the Ontario PC Party Executive in 1996. He chaired the Ontario PC Party’s Training and Development and Municipal Outreach Committees between 1996-2002, was co-editor of the 1999 Riding Campaign Manual, twice organized the Ontario PC Party's Municipal Campaign College and was appointed by the Ontario PC Party Executive to co-Chair the 2004 Leadership Election.[1]

Leading up to the 2007 general election as party president, McCreadie called on the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario to investigate the Working Families Coalition for possible links to the Ontario Liberal Party. The complaint with Elections Ontario followed the party's losses at the polls in 2003. He claimed the group had ties to the Liberals, and were[who?] using it[clarification needed] to skirt election spending limits.[2]

Following John Tory's resignation as party leader in March 2009, McCreadie put his support behind Tim Hudak to run for the leadership of the party.[3]

In a proposed amendment of the party's constitution by a delegate to hold an early leadership review of Tim Hudak,[clarification needed] McCreadie indicated that Party President Richard Ciano should accept the same review if the motion was passed.[4]

Professional career[edit]

McCreadie is a lawyer, called to the Ontario Bar in 2001. He is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group and the Public Policy Practice Group of the Toronto office of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. He has contributed articles to the Canadian Employment and Equity Rights newsletter, as well as Workplace News and Canadian Corporate Counsel, and has been a Co-Instructor at the University of Guelph, Office of Open Learning, for courses on occupational health and safety law, negotiations and contract administration. He also co-authored a book for human resources professionals on occupational health and safety. He received an LL.B. from Queen’s University in 1999 and a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1997.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clftraining.com/CLF05%20Jan%208%20Bio%20summary.pdf
  2. ^ "Tories demand probe into TV attack ads". CBC News. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hudak launches bid for provincial PC leadership". Niagara This Week. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Benzie, Robert (17 September 2013). "Tory activist takes aim at PC president for ‘undermining’ Tim Hudak". Toronto Star. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Blair W. McCreadie | Dentons