John Fraser (Ontario MPP)

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John Fraser
John Fraser at victory party 2013-08-02 00-00.jpg
Fraser in 2013
Ontario MPP
Assumed office
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty
Constituency Ottawa South
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 55–56)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Linda
Children 3
Residence Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation Executive assistant

John Fraser (born c. 1958) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in a by-election on August 1, 2013. He represents the riding of Ottawa South.


Fraser was former Premier Dalton McGuinty's local constituency assistant for 14 years.[1] He was selected as the Liberal Party candidate at a nomination meeting on June 20.[2] Fraser was born in Ottawa and grew up in Elmvale Acres and Alta Vista. Before becoming McGuinty's aide in 1999, Fraser was a businessman. According to his biography, "he spearheaded the Our Children, Our Hospital campaign to save the Cardiac Care Unit at CHEO and organized a fundraiser which raised $20,000 for the Heron Road Emergency Food Bank, [and] for a number of years, he served as a palliative care volunteer at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and as a coach to the Canterbury Mustangs Football Team."

He is married to Linda Fraser and has three children.[3]


In 2013, Fraser ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Ottawa South in a by-election to replace Dalton McGuinty who had just retired. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young by 1,238 votes.[4][5] He faced Young again in the 2014 election this time defeating him by 8,610 votes.[6]

He serves as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care focusing on health issues.


  1. ^ Long, Jamie. "Liberal John Fraser retains McGuinty's Ottawa seat". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
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  3. ^ MacGregor, Roy (May 21, 2014). "McGuinty’s ‘fixer’ John Fraser and the Ottawa South fiefdom". The Globe and Mail. 
  4. ^ Lafaro, Joe (August 2, 2013). "Liberals’ John Fraser sneaks past PCs for Ottawa South win". Metro News. 
  5. ^ "2013 By-elections Results: Ottawa South" (XLS). Elections Ontario. August 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Ottawa South". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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