John McDermid

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John McDermid
Member of Parliament for Brampton–Georgetown
In office
1979–1988
Preceded by First member
Succeeded by Riding dissolved
Member of Parliament for Brampton
In office
1988–1997
Preceded by First member
Succeeded by Colleen Beaumier
Personal details
Born (1940-03-17) March 17, 1940 (age 74)
Hamilton, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Brampton
Profession Marketing manager

John Horton McDermid, PC, FRI (born March 17, 1940) is a former Canadian politician.

McDermid worked in marketing, public relations and broadcasting before entered politics. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1979 federal election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Brampton—Georgetown outside of Toronto.

He was re-elected in the 1980, 1984 and 1988 elections.[1][2] He became a parliamentary secretary when the Tories took power in 1984. From 1988 to 1993, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as series of junior minister positions: Minister of State for Housing) (1988-1989), International Trade[3] (1988-1989), Privatization and Regulatory Affairs (1989-1991), and Finance and Privatization (1991-1993).

He left Cabinet with the departure of Mulroney as Prime Minister of Canada in June 1993, and did not run in the 1993 federal election.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative John McDermid 29,473
     Liberal H. Pandori 14,047
     New Democratic Party John Morris 10,284
     Christian Heritage Don Eddie 2,698
     Libertarian George Dance 593
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John McDermid 47,743
Liberal William Ross Milne 23,325
New Democratic John Deamer 13,356
Green Steven Kaasgaard 458
Communist James Bridgewood 153
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John McDermid 25,243
Liberal William Ross Milne 24,876
New Democratic David Moulton 11,978
Libertarian Joe Yundt 201
Communist James Bridgewood 64
Marxist–Leninist Marsha Fine 40
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John McDermid 31,042
Liberal William Ross Milne 22,270
New Democratic David Moulton 11,584
Libertarian Joe Yundt 243
Communist James Bridgewood 77
Marxist–Leninist Marsha Fine 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ [from http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/FederalRidingsHistory/hfer.asp?Include=Y&Language=E&rid=60&Search=Det BRAMPTON--GEORGETOWN, Ontario (1976 - 1987)] (n.d.). History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Retrieved December 1, 2013
  2. ^ BRAMPTON, Ontario (1987 - 1996) (n.d.). History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Retrieved December 1, 2013
  3. ^ "Trade official to give address". The Register-Guard. 23 March 1988. p. 2B. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  4. ^ MCDERMID, The Hon. John Horton, P.C., F.R.I. Retrieved December 1, 2013