Mike Wallace (politician)

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Michael L. Wallace
Member of Parliament
for Burlington
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Paddy Torsney
Personal details
Born ( 1963-09-03) September 3, 1963 (age 51)
Brockville, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Caroline Wallace
Residence Burlington, Ontario
Profession Burlington City Council

Michael L. Wallace (born September 3, 1963 in Brockville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, currently representing the electoral district of Burlington in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

He was first elected to Burlington City Council in the fall of 1994, representing the southeast area of Burlington, now Ward 5. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, and 2003. Before running for councillor, Wallace graduated from the University of Guelph, majoring in economics and political science.

Wallace was nominated as the candidate for the newly formed Conservative Party for the 2004 federal election, running against long-time Liberal incumbent Paddy Torsney. A last-minute resurgence in Liberal support across Ontario resulted in a 4,000-vote victory for Torsney.

Wallace did not resign as councillor for the 2004 federal election and continued to represent Ward 5.

Conservative MP[edit]

In the 2006 federal election Wallace defeated Torsney by 2,570 votes, and after being sworn in on February 6, 2006, now represents Burlington in the Canadian House of Commons.

Wallace is Chairman of the Parliamentary Steel Caucus, Chairman of the Marine Industry Caucus and is a member of the Auto, GTA, Ontario, and National Caucuses. He is also a member of the Industry Committee and Finance Committee.

Torsney's office was located downtown Burlington on Brant Street in close proximity to city hall. "If we have to have a storefront to promote ourselves, then I don't think we're doing a good enough job." Wallace's office was moved to the upper level of Burlington Mall instead.[1]

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