Anthony Abbott

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The Honourable
Anthony Chisholm Abbott
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga
In office
Preceded by Don Blenkarn
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1976
Personal details
Born (1930-11-26) November 26, 1930 (age 86)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Relations Douglas Charles Abbott (father)
Occupation Politician (former)
Religion Anglican

Anthony Chisholm "Tony" Abbott, PC (born November 26, 1930) is a former Canadian politician.

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.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974: Mississauga
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Tony Abbott 38,517 44.16
     Progressive Conservative Don Blenkarn 34,080 39.08
New Democratic David Busby 14,276 16.37
     Independent Richard C. Darwin 227 0.26
Marxist–Leninist David Starbuck 113 0.13
Total valid votes 87,213 100.00
Total rejected ballots 279
Turnout 87,492 73.58
Electors on the lists 118,909


Political offices
Preceded by
Bryce Stuart Mackasey
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Succeeded by
Warren Allmand
' Minister of State (Small Businesses)
Preceded by
Joseph-Philippe Guay
Minister of National Revenue
Succeeded by
Walter Baker