Barry Turner (politician)

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John Barry Turner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ottawa—Carleton
In office
1984–1988
Preceded by Jean-Luc Pépin
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born (1946-04-11) April 11, 1946 (age 69)
Ottawa, Ontario
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, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John Manley 27,740 50.9 +14.2 $60,329
Prog. 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 54,502 100.0
     Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +12.1


Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Barry Turner 34,693
     Liberal Albert J. Roy 30,747
     New Democratic Party Vernon Lang 10,760
Rhinoceros J.C. Reverent Hicks 648
Green John W. Dodson 341
     Independent Mireille Landry-Kennedy 281
     Commonwealth Sylvain Labelle 69

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