Anthony Chisholm Abbott
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Don Blenkarn|
|Succeeded by||District was abolished in 1976|
November 26, 1930 |
|Relations||Douglas Charles Abbott (father)|
Born in Montreal, the son of Douglas Charles Abbott, Abbott was a lawyer by profession before being elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Mississauga, Ontario in the 1974 federal election.
In 1976, he was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. In 1977, he became Minister of State for Small Businesses. From 1978 until the defeat of the Trudeau government in the 1979 election, he was Minister of National Revenue.
Abbott lost his seat in the 1979 election. He attempted to return to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1988 federal election running in Eglinton—Lawrence, but was unsuccessful.
After his defeat, Abbott returned to the private sector serving as president of the Retail Council of Canada. From 1980 until 1988, he was based in London (UK) as the business advisor and legal counsel at the branch office of a major Canadian law firm.
|Canadian federal election, 1974: Mississauga|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Blenkarn||34,080||39.08|
|New Democratic||David Busby||14,276||16.37|
|Independent||Richard C. Darwin||227||0.26|
|Total valid votes||87,213||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||279|
|Electors on the lists||118,909|
Bryce Stuart Mackasey
|Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
|'||Minister of State (Small Businesses)
|Minister of National Revenue