Blain Morin

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Blain Morin
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Floyd Laughren
Succeeded by Shelley Martel
Constituency Nickel Belt
Personal details
Born (1960-09-30) September 30, 1960 (age 56)
Political party New Democrat
Residence Sudbury, Ontario
Occupation Trade unionist

Blain Kevin Morin (born September 30, 1960) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1998 to 1999 who was elected in a by-election. He represented the riding of Nickel Belt in the Sudbury, Ontario area.


Morin was president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Sudbury district.[1] He subsequently worked for the Ontario Federation of Labour.


Morin ran in a by-election to replace Floyd Laughren who had retired in 1998. He was elected to the legislature in a by-election on October 1, 1998 defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Gerry Courtemanche by 1,364 votes.[2]

In 1999, the provincial ridings of Nickel Belt and Sudbury East were merged for the 1999 provincial election; even during the by-election campaign, Morin was already indicating that he did not intend to compete against Sudbury East's popular incumbent Shelley Martel for the merged riding's nomination.[2] There was some consideration that he might run for the NDP nomination in the neighbouring riding of Sudbury instead, but he did not do so.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Nickel Belt by-election: October 1, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     New Democrat Blain Morin 5,537 40.88 -5.66
     Progressive Conservative Gerry Courtemanche 4,173 30.81 +11.60
     Liberal Frank Madigan 3,836 28.32 -3.93

After politics[edit]

After leaving the legislature in 1999, Morin went back to work for CUPE as a health and safety representative.[3]


  1. ^ Rusk, James (August 25, 1998). "Parties to test their political mettle in by-election". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ a b c "Liberal support soft in Ontario by-election". The Globe and Mail. October 3, 1998. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Chris (April 29, 2011). "Workers remember fallen; 'My husband should be here'". The Windsor Star. p. A13. 

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