Noel Duignan

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Noel Duignan
Ontario MPP
In office
1990–1995
Preceded by Walt Elliot
Succeeded by Ted Chudleigh
Constituency Halton North
Personal details
Born (1948-12-20) December 20, 1948 (age 66)
Dublin, Ireland
Political party New Democrat
Residence Georgetown, Ontario
Occupation Mediator, executive assistant

Noel Duignan (born December 20, 1948) is former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.

Background[edit]

Before running for office, Duignan was an executive assistant to federal New Democratic Party MPs Derek Blackburn and Lyle Kristiansen. He is a recipient of the Canada Medal.

Politics[edit]

Duignan was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1990 provincial election, defeating incumbent Liberal Walt Elliot by 548 votes in the riding of Halton North.[1] The NDP won a majority government and Duignan served as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations from 1993 to 1995.[2]

In 1994, Duignan sponsored a private member's bill that banned landfills on the Niagara Escarpment. He said, ""The Niagara Escarpment is simply the wrong place to put a landfill."[3]

In the 1995 provincial election Duignan was defeated finishing third against Progressive Conservative candidate Ted Chudleigh.[4] He ran for re-election in the 1999 provincial election in the riding of Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey, but finished third against Progressive Conservative incumbent David Tilson.[5] He was also a candidate of the federal NDP in the 2004 Canadian election, but finished third against Conservative Michael Chong in the riding of Wellington—Halton Hills.[6]

Later life[edit]

Duignan trained in mediation with J.P. Ryan and Associates and the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a member of mediate.ca. He works as a housing consultant and is a director of Brant Alcove Rehabilitation Services, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre based in Brantford, Ontario. Duignan is also a member of Family Mediation Canada, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, Conflict Resolution Network Canada, and the Co-Operative Housing Federation of Canada. He lives in Georgetown, Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Richard (October 20, 1993). "Casino law missing no-loss clause". The Windsor Star. p. A3. 
  3. ^ Funston, Mike (July 7, 1994). "New act protects escarpment region". Toronto Star. p. BR1. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 29, 2004. p. A14. 

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