Arthur Maloney

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Arthur Edward Martin Maloney
Member of Parliament
for Parkdale
In office
June 1957 – June 1962
Preceded by John Hunter
Succeeded by Stanley Haidasz
Ombudsman of Ontario
In office
Succeeded by Donald Morand
Personal details
Born (1919-11-26)26 November 1919
Eganville, Ontario
Died 20 September 1984(1984-09-20) (aged 64)
Rockwood, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Lillian LaBine (m. 1948)[1]
Profession lawyer

Arthur Edward Martin Maloney QC (26 November 1919 - 20 September 1984) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons and first Ontario Ombudsman from 1975 to 1979.[2]

Maloney was born in Eganville, Ontario. He became a noted defence lawyer following his 1943 graduation from Osgoode Hall. In 1952 he unsuccessfully defended notorious bank robbers of The Boyd Gang. He was the son of Martin James Maloney, another Member of Parliament.[1]

He was first elected at the Parkdale riding in the 1957 general election and re-elected for a second term in Parliament in the 1958 election. From August 1957 to February 1958 he was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour. He was a principal author of the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights.[1] Maloney was defeated by Stanley Haidasz of the Liberal party in the 1962 election.

Several years of poor health began in 1979 when Maloney incurred a stroke, ending with a cancer diagnosis. In 1984, Maloney died at his residence in Rockwood, Ontario from that cancer. His funeral at Toronto's St. Michael's Cathedral was officiated by Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter and politician-turned-priest Sean O'Sullivan. Various political colleagues such as Roland Michener, John Crosbie and Ray Hnatyshyn attended the funeral.[3]

Books on Maloney's life[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Obituary: Arthur Maloney Top criminal lawyer was first ombudsman for Ontario in 1970s". The Globe and Mail. 21 September 1984. p. M6. 
  2. ^ "Ombudsman History in Ontario". Ombudsman of Ontario. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Gooderham, Mary (25 September 1984). "Maloney funeral draws politicians, public". The Globe and Mail. p. M1. 
  4. ^ The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-04.  Last accessed 26 July 2009.

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