|Preceded by||Murad Velshi|
|Succeeded by||David Johnson|
July 18, 1942|
Bass River, New Brunswick
|Died||January 22, 1993
|Political party||New Democrat|
|Occupation||Computer systems designer|
Margery Ward (July 18, 1942 - January 22, 1993) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. She served as a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 until her death in 1993.
Ward grew up in Bass River, New Brunswick. She came from a family of eight children, six girls and two boys. She left there as a teenager after dropping out of high school and moved to Toronto. She worked as a grocery store clerk for twenty years. During this time she completed her high school diploma at night school. She attended York University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. She went to work at Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company as a data processing manager and as a computer systems designer. She was active in the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, eventually becoming secretary of the Toronto local.
Ward ran in the 1987 provincial election in the riding of Don Mills. She placed third behind winner Liberal Murad Velshi tallying 6,3681 votes, about 24% of the votes cast. She tried again in the 1990 provincial election and this time was elected over Velshi by 746 votes. Ward attributed her win to her opposition to the rent control system as 60% of the voters in the riding were tenants. She said, "The current legislation provides no protection whatsoever for the tenants."
York University now offers a Margery Ward Memorial Bursary in Political Science.
|Ontario general election, 1987: Don Mills|
|New Democratic||Margery Ward||6,368||24.0|
|Source: "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto). 1987-09-11. p. A12.|
|Ontario general election, 1990: Don Mills|
|New Democratic||Margery Ward||9,740||34.2|
|Source: "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto). 1990-09-07. p. A10.|
- Hall, Joseph (September 27, 1990). "Computer addict's social conscience leads to Legislature". Toronto Star. p. A8.
- "Margery Ward was socialist, MPP for Don Mills". Toronto Star. January 23, 1993. p. A8.
- "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto). September 11, 1987. p. A12.
- "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. September 7, 1990. p. A10.
- Mahood, Casey (September 7, 1990). "Don Mills NDP winner is a surprise in former Tory stronghold". Toronto Star. p. A13.