Ron Cantelon

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Ron Cantelon
MLA for Nanaimo-Parksville
In office
2005–2009
Preceded by Judith Reid
Succeeded by riding dissolved
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum
In office
2009–2013
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Michelle Stilwell
Personal details
Political party British Columbia Liberal Party

Ron Cantelon is a Canadian politician, who served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2005 to 2013. He represented the ridings of Nanaimo-Parksville from 2005 to 2009, and Parksville-Qualicum from 2009 to 2013, as a member of the BC Liberal Party caucus.

He first entered elected political life as a city councillor for Nanaimo in 1999. Prior to this, he had sought election as a Member of Parliament as a Liberal Party of Canada candidate. He has also acted as chair of the Nanaimo Conference Centre Advisory Committee, chair of the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership, director of the Nanaimo Regional District Board and president of the Port Theatre from 1994 to 1999.

He has won several awards including Tourism Nanaimo’s Citizen of the Year 1999, Re/Max manager of the year for Western Canada in 1999 and was one of the 125 notable citizens for Nanaimo’s 125th anniversary.

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