Barry Turner (politician)

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John Barry Turner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ottawa—Carleton
In office
Preceded by Jean-Luc Pépin
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born (1946-04-11) April 11, 1946 (age 71)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative

John Barry Turner (born April 11, 1946) is a Canadian politician and lobbyist.

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,[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]

Electoral results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984: Ottawa—Carleton
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Barry Turner 34,693
Liberal Albert J. Roy 30,747
New Democratic Vernon Lang 10,760
Rhinoceros J.C. Reverent Hicks 648
Green John W. Dodson 341
Independent Mireille Landry-Kennedy 281
Commonwealth of Canada Sylvain Labelle 69
Canadian federal election, 1988: Ottawa South
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John Manley 27,740 50.9 +14.2 $60,329
Progressive Conservative Barry Turner 19,134 35.1 -10.0 $43,380
New Democratic John Fryer 7,392 13.6 -3.2 $42,207
Libertarian Marc A. Shindler 146 0.3
Commonwealth of Canada Jack C. Chambers 90 0.2
Independent Charles Boylan 54 0.1
Difference 8,606 15.8
Valid votes 54,502
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +12.1