Jim Abbott (politician)

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The Honourable
James Abbott
PC, MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kootenay—Columbia
In office
1997–2011
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by David Wilks
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1993–1997
Preceded by Sid Parker
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born (1942-08-18) August 18, 1942 (age 72)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Reform (1993-2000)
Canadian Alliance (2000-2003)
Spouse(s) Jeannette Bryce
Residence Wasa, British Columbia
Profession Businessman, manager
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation

James "Jim" Abbott, PC, MP (born August 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario) was a Conservative member of Canada's House of Commons. Abbott was a member of the Reform Party from 1993 to 2000 and a member of the Canadian Alliance from 2000 to 2004. Originally representing the riding of Kootenay East, he has represented Kootenay—Columbia since the boundaries were redrawn, and the name changed, in 1997. Before retiring, Abbott was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation (Canada). On October 15, 2007, he was sworn in as a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, and as such is entitled to the style "The Honourable" for life. [1] On June 30, 2010, being the representative of Canada, he went to the inauguration of President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines. [2]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Abbott 23,398 59.6% +5.2
New Democratic Leon R. Pendleton 8,892 22.6% -3.3
Green Ralph Moore 3,933 10.0% +3.9
Liberal Betty Aitchison 3,044 7.8% -5.5
Total valid votes 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Abbott 22,181 54.4% +2.4 $76,689.06
New Democratic Brent Bush 10,560 25.9% +2.1 $20.927.27
Liberal Jhim Burwell 5,443 13.3% -4.6 $8,240.83
Green Clements Verhoeven 2,490 6.1% -0.1 $3,632.47
Canadian Action Thomas Frederick Sima 132 0.3% N/A
Total valid votes 40,806 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 129 0.32%
Turnout 40,935 64.76%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Abbott 21,336 52.01% $89,327
New Democratic Brent Bush 9,772 23.82% $32,311
Liberal Ross Priest 7,351 17.92% $36,595
Green Carmen Gustafson 2,558 6.23%
Total valid votes 41,017 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 130 0.32%
Turnout 41,147 65.09%
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Jim Abbott 25,663 67.77% $62,316
Liberal Delvin R. Chatterson 5,581 14.73% $18,971
New Democratic Andrea Dunlop 3,297 8.70% $3,732
Progressive Conservative Jerry Pirie 2,165 5.71% $340
Green Jubilee Rose Cacaci 1,158 3.05%
Total valid votes 37,864 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 139 0.37%
Turnout 38,003 65.16%
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Jim Abbott 22,387 61.91% $49,956
Liberal Mark Shmigelsky 6,373 17.62% $28,560
New Democratic Greg Edwards 5,133 14.19% $29,778
Progressive Conservative Mark Palmer 1,479 4.09% $322
Green Anna Rowe 786 2.17%
Total valid votes 36,158 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 131 0.36%
Turnout 36,289 64.90%

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