Ed Doyle (politician)

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Ed Doyle
Ontario MPP
In office
1995–1999
Preceded by Mark Morrow
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Wentworth East
Personal details
Born (1935-11-30) November 30, 1935 (age 82)
Franquelin, Quebec
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Journalist

Edward Doyle (born November 30, 1935) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 1999.

Background[edit]

Doyle was educated in Montreal, and did not attend university. He worked as a radio and television news journalist in Montreal, Kitchener and Hamilton, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Politics[edit]

Doyle was elected to the Ontario legislature in the Hamilton-area riding of Wentworth East in the 1995 provincial election, defeating Liberal Shirley Collins and incumbent New Democrat Mark Morrow by a plurality of about 3,606 votes.[1] He served for the next four years as a backbench supporter of Mike Harris's government. He did not play a major role in parliament, though he stood in as speaker of the assembly from September 26 to October 2, 1996, after the resignation of Al McLean.[2]

Doyle supported amalgamating the city of Hamilton, and co-chaired a series of provincial consultations on the Canada Pension Plan in 1996. He did not seek re-election in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Poling, Jim (September 26, 1996). "MPPs jockey for Speaker's job: Al McLean steps down until controversy over sexual harassment allegations resolved". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A3.

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