Rod Jackson (politician)

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Rod Jackson
Ontario MPP
In office
2011–2014
Preceded by Aileen Carroll
Succeeded by Ann Hoggarth
Constituency Barrie
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 42–43)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Joanne
Children 2
Residence Barrie, Ontario
Occupation Human resources consultant

Rod Jackson (born c. 1971) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2011 election. He served as the Progressive Conservative member for the riding of Barrie from 2011 to 2014.

Background[edit]

Prior to his entry into politics, Jackson was a human resources consultant. He lives in Barrie with his wife Joanne and their two children.[1]

Politics[edit]

In 2004, Jackson ran for the Progressive Conservative nomination as the candidate in 2006 election in the riding of Barrie. He lost to Patrick Brown.[2] Brown went on to beat Liberal Aileen Carroll.[3]

After Jackson lost the nomination, he was appointed to replace Brown as the city councillor for Barrie> He retained the position in the 2006 municipal election.[4] He stayed in this position until he was elected MPP in 2011

He ran in 2011 election to replace Aileen Carroll who decided not to run. He beat Liberal candidate Karl Walsh by 2,521 votes.[5][1] He served as party critic for the 2015 Pan American 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 Ministry of Labour is investigating.[6]

In the June 2014 provincial election, Jackson was upset by Liberal candidate Ann Hoggarth. Jackson blamed provincial unions for his loss. He said, "I think the unions misrepresented what we were talking about and we paid the price."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bruton, Bob (October 7, 2011). "Jackson takes action". Barrie Examiner. 
  2. ^ Watt, Laurie (February 14, 2006). "Applicants scramble for Brown's ward job". Advance (Barrie, Ont). p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. January 24, 2006. p. A16. 
  4. ^ Watt, Laurie (November 15, 2006). "'Underdog' Dave takes top job; Barrie voters reject Hamilton's plan for city". Advance (Barrie, Ont). p. B1. 
  5. ^ "2011 Official Poll by Poll Results: Barrie" (PDF). p. 9. 
  6. ^ Brown, Louise (September 11, 2013). "Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group". Toronto Star. 
  7. ^ "Liberal Ann Hoggarth wins Barrie riding". Simcoe.com (Metroland Media). June 13, 2014. 

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