Barry Turner (politician)
|John Barry Turner|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Jean-Luc Pépin|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
April 11, 1946 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Turner was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in Brian Mulroney's massive sweep in the 1984 election in which the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada won more seats than any party before or since.
Turner was elected to the riding of Ottawa—Carleton, which has been a traditional Liberal seat, and was once the riding of then Prime Minister John Turner (no relation), who left parliament in 1976 and was seeking election in Vancouver, British Columbia. Turner was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1988 by future Deputy Prime Minister John Manley in the new riding of Ottawa South.
Barry Turner has been a lobbyist for Ducks Unlimited in recent years. He was briefly nominated as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada for the 2006 Canadian federal election but decided not to stand.
- Hill, Tony L. (2002). Canadian politics, riding by riding: an in-depth analysis of Canada's 301 federal electoral districts. Prospect Park Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-9723436-0-1.
- "Tories must pay candidate who stepped aside". Toronto Star. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2010-08-06.