Larry Miller (politician)
|Miller at the Olympic Torch ceremony in Owen Sound|
|Member of Parliament
for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
|Preceded by||Ovid Jackson|
21 July 1956 |
|Residence||Georgian Bluffs, Ontario|
Miller was born in Wiarton, Ontario. Before entering federal politics, Miller was a councillor in Keppel Township, Ontario from 1991 to 1993. He progressed to Deputy Reeve in 1994, and in 1996 became the Reeve of Keppel Township. He was briefly a councillor in Grey County between 2000 and 2001, and between 2000 and 2004 he was mayor of Georgian Bluffs. He also owns a beef-farming operation.
Miller won the Conservative Party nomination for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in 2004, and defeated three-term Liberal Member of Parliament Ovid Jackson by almost 5,000 votes in that year's federal election.
Miller is married with three children and two grandchildren.
Bill C-19 Controversy
On February 7, 2012, during a Parliamentary Debate about Bill C-19, Miller stirred controversy after comparing the long-gun registry to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Regime quoting former Liberal Minister Allan Rock: "I came to Ottawa last year with the firm belief that the only people in Canada who should have firearms are police officers and the military." Miller added afterwards: "Sound familiar? Adolf Hitler. 1939". Later on, he quoted former Liberal Senator Sharon Carstairs who've said "the registering of hunting rifles is the first step in the social re-engineering of Canadians" which Miller added "that is what Adolf Hitler tried to do in the 1930s". Miller later retracted his statements.  
- "Parliamentarian File: Larry Miller". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society News and Events http://www.nslps.com/trip_and_program_calendar.asp
- "About Larry". LarryMiller.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-23.[dead link]
- Nonato, Sheila Dabu. "Conservatives limit debate on long-gun registry". Postmedia News. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "Larry Miller, Conservative MP, Compares Liberal Support For Long-Gun Registry To Hitler's Policies". The Huffington Post. February 7, 2011.
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