Pat Nowlan

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John Patrick (Pat) Nowlan (born November 10, 1931) is a retired Canadian parliamentarian and son of Diefenbaker-era Minister of Finance George Nowlan. Nowlan was a Progressive Conservative backbench Member of Parliament representing a Nova Scotia riding in the Canadian House of Commons continuously from 1965 to 1993.

Nowlan was an unsuccessful candidate at that year's 1976 Progressive Conservative leadership convention, running as a right wing candidate.

In 1991, Nowlan was expelled from the Tory caucus after voting against the Mulroney government's introduction of the Goods and Services Tax. Nowlan sat as an "Independent Progressive Conservative" until his defeat in the 1993 federal election.

Pat is married to Cynthia Nowlan, an entrepreneur who started a store in Ottawa called 'The Pepper Pot'. He has four children; Nancy, Linda, John, and James. He also has six grandchildren; Julia, Casey, Molly, Sophie, Thomas, and Yasmin.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
George Clyde Nowlan
Member of Parliament for Digby—Annapolis—Kings
1965-1968
Succeeded by
The electoral district was abolished in 1966.
Preceded by
Formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Annapolis Valley
1968-1979
Succeeded by
The electoral district was abolished in 1976.
Preceded by
Formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Annapolis Valley—Hants
1979-1993
Succeeded by
John Murphy