Rod Jackson (politician)
|Preceded by||Aileen Carroll|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Rod Jackson is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Barrie as a member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party caucus.
Jackson lives in Barrie with his wife Joanne and their two children.
Jackson is a former town councillor in Barrie. He ran in 2011 election to replace Aileen Carroll who decided not to run. He beat Liberal candidate Karl Walsh by 2,521 votes. As of 2013, he serves as Deputy Critic, Accountability for the Pan Am Games.
In September 2013, Jackson was accused of terminating a part-time employee citing insufficient funds and then advertising the same position as an unpaid internship. Jackson said the accusation was, "patently untrue." The Labour ministry is investigating.
- Bruton, Bob (October 7, 2011.). "Jackson takes action". Barrie Examiner.
- "2011 Official Poll by Poll Results: Barrie" (PDF). p. 9.
- Brown, Louise (September 11, 2013). "Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group". Toronto Star.
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