Charles Turner (Canadian politician)

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The Honourable
Charles Turner
Senator for London, Ontario
In office
9 July 1984 – 24 March 1991
Appointed by John Turner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for London East
In office
25 June 1968 – 9 July 1984
Preceded by Electoral District created
Succeeded by Jim Jepson
Personal details
Born (1916-03-24)24 March 1916
Toronto, Ontario
Died 10 January 1993(1993-01-10) (aged 76)
Political party Liberal Party of Canada

Charles Robert Turner (24 March 1916 – 10 January 1993) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada and later became a member of the Senate of Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he became a locomotive engineer by career.

Turner represented the Ontario riding of London East at which he was elected in 1968 and re-elected in 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1980. During his terms in the House of Commons, Turner served as a Parliamentary Secretary, as Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Whole (an Assistant Deputy Speaker) and finally as Chief Government Whip from 1980 to 1984.

After serving five successive terms from the 28th to 32nd Canadian Parliaments, he was appointed to the Senate in 1984 as recommended by Prime Minister John Turner.

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