Art Phillips

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Arthur Phillips
Art Phillips
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Vancouver Centre
In office
Preceded byRon Basford
Succeeded byPat Carney
Personal details
Born(1930-09-12)September 12, 1930
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedMarch 29, 2013(2013-03-29) (aged 82)
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Patricia Phillips, Carole Taylor
Relationsnumerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild
ChildrenSusan (1954), Norman (1955), John (1956–1996), David (1960), Lisa (1967), Samantha (1981)
Professioninvestment analyst

Arthur "Art" Phillips (September 12, 1930 – March 29, 2013) served as the 32nd mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1973 to 1977.[1] Prior to being elected to this post, he founded the Vancouver investment firm of Phillips, Hager & North. Phillips was instrumental in founding a reform-minded, centrist municipal-level political party, TEAM (The Electors' Action Movement), in 1968. Also in that year, he was elected as an alderman to Vancouver City Council.

Under Phillips' mayoral leadership, the city of Vancouver took a more cautious approach to real estate and related development and ensured that environmental and quality-of-life concerns were addressed by city planners.

Phillips was elected to the Parliament of Canada in 1979 as a Liberal, but was defeated the following year in his bid for re-election. After Phillips' defeat, he returned to private life at his investment firm. By 2007, Phillips, Hager & North had become a leading investment firm on the west coast, with over $66 billion of assets under management.

His wife, Carole Taylor, served as a Vancouver alderman in the 1980s and then as chair of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In the 2005 British Columbia election she won election to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly as a Liberal and was subsequently appointed Minister of Finance in Gordon Campbell's cabinet.

During his undergraduate years at the University of British Columbia (B.Com., 1953), Phillips was a member of the British Columbia Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and was their chapter President in 1950.


  1. ^ "Former Vancouver mayor Art Phillips dead at 82". March 29, 2013. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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