Bud Gregory

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Bud Gregory
Ontario MPP
In office
1975–1987
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by John Sola
Constituency Mississauga East
Personal details
Born Milton Edward Charles Gregory
(1926-03-09)March 9, 1926
Toronto, Ontario
Died June 17, 2016(2016-06-17) (aged 90)
Picton, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Shirley
Children 2
Occupation Insurance broker

Milton Edward Charles "Bud" Gregory (March 9, 1926 – June 17, 2016) was a Canadian politician in Ontario. He served as a Progressive Conservative member in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the riding of Mississauga East from 1975 to 1987. He served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Bill Davis and Frank Miller.

Background[edit]

Gregory was born in Toronto and educated at Western Technical-Commercial School. He worked as an insurance broker.

Politics[edit]

Gregory was a councillor in Mississauga from 1971 to 1975, and in the County of Peel from 1972 to 1973, and in the Regional Municipality of Peel from 1974 to 1975.

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1975 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Irene Robinson by 1,331 votes in Mississauga East.[1] He defeated Robinson again with an increased majority in the 1977 election,[2] and was named a minister without portfolio in Bill Davis's government on August 30, 1979.[3] Easily returned in the 1981 election,[4] he was named Chief Government Whip on April 10, 1981.[5] On July 6, 1983, he was promoted to Minister of Revenue.[6]

Gregory supported Frank Miller in the Progressive Conservative Party's January 1985 leadership convention, but was dropped from cabinet when Miller succeeded Davis as Premier of Ontario on February 8, 1985. He was re-elected with a reduced majority in the 1985 election as the Progressive Conservatives under Miller were reduced to a tenuous minority government.[7] He was re-appointed to cabinet on May 17, 1985 as Solicitor General, but accomplished little in this portfolio before the Miller government was defeated in the legislature.[8] In opposition, he served as critic for the Solicitor General and for Transportation and Communications. He was defeated in the 1987 election, losing to Liberal candidate John Sola by 5,873 votes.[9]

Cabinet[edit]

Provincial Government of Frank Miller
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
John Williams Solicitor General
1985 (May–June)
Ken Keyes
Provincial Government of Bill Davis
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
George Ashe Minister of Revenue
1983–1985
Gordon Howlett Dean
Sub-Cabinet Post
Predecessor Title Successor
Minister without portfolio
(1979–1983)
Special Parliamentary Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Douglas Kennedy Chief Government Whip
(1981-1983)
Bob Eaton

Later life[edit]

Gregory was appointed to the County of Prince Edward Police Services Board in 2001.[10] Bud Gregory Boulevard, in Mississauga, was named in Gregory's honour. On June 17, 2016, he died in Picton, Ontario at the age of 90.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table of vote results for all Ontario ridings". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 1975. p. C12. 
  2. ^ "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9. 
  3. ^ Speirs, Rosemary (August 31, 1979). "Minor shuffle in Davis Cabinet: Welch will seek compromise on oil price". The Globe and Mail. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (March 20, 1981). "Winds of change, sea of security". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ Speirs, Rosemary (April 10, 1981). "Norton gets Environment as Davis shuffles Cabinet". The Globe and Mail. p. 1. 
  6. ^ Speirs, Rosemary; Stead, Sylvia; Cruikshank, John (July 6, 1983). "Shuffle gives Treasury job to Grossman". The Globe and Mail. pp. 1, 2. 
  7. ^ "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13. 
  8. ^ "The new Cabinet". The Globe and Mail. May 18, 1985. p. 11. 
  9. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2. 
  10. ^ "Committee Transcripts: Standing Committee on Government Agencies - January 24, 2001 - Intended Appointments". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Milton E. C. "Bud" Gregory". Toronto Star. June 19, 2016. 

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