George Bennett (Ontario politician)

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George Bennett
MPP for Windsor—Sandwich
In office
1943–1945
Preceded by James Clark
Succeeded by William Griesinger
Personal details
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

George Bennett was the 19th Mayor of the City of Windsor and a Member of Provincial Parliament in Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1943 to 1945. He represented the riding of Windsor—Sandwich for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).[1]

Bennett's time as a mayor was brief, from 1935 to 1936. He was preceded by David Croll and succeeded by Ernest S. Wigle.[2]

Bennett was elected in a surprise sweep by the CCF and Ted Jolliffe in 1943, where his party went from no seats to 34. He served on several Legislative Committees including Public Accounts, Municipal Law, and Game and Fish.[1] He lost his seat in 1945, along with many of his fellow CCF MPP's. Windsor-Sandwich would not be represented by a social democrat until 1967 when Hugh Peacock was elected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "George Bennett, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Previous Mayors". City of Windsor. Retrieved 2011-07-13.