|Gordon Harvey Aiken|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Parry Sound—Muskoka
October 14, 1957 – September 1, 1972
|Preceded by||Wilfred McDonald|
|Succeeded by||Stan Darling|
September 26, 1918|
|Died||February 12, 2000(aged 81)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Alma mater||Osgoode Hall Law School|
Gordon Harvey Aiken (September 26, 1918 – February 12, 2000) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician.
Born in Ripley, Ontario, he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1940. He was an officer of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry during World War II serving in Europe. After the war, he practised law in Muskoka, Ontario and was a judge of the juvenile and family court from 1951 to 1956.
He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Parry Sound—Muskoka in the 1957 federal election. A Progressive Conservative, he was re-elected five times in the 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1968 federal elections. From 1963 to 1972, he was the opposition critic in relation to the environment and was deputy house leader from 1967 to 1970.
He wrote the book The Backbencher - Trials and Tribulations of a Member of Parliament (1974, McClelland and Stewart Limited, ISBN 0-7710-0056-1). He also wrote the book The Returning Officer, a historical novel set in Muskoka (RO Publishing, ISBN 0-9691059-0-8).
- Donn Downey. "Gordon Harvey Aiken: MP served during Diefenbaker era". The Globe and Mail. p. R8.
- "Debates of the Senate (Hansard), 2nd Session, 36th Parliament, Volume 138, Issue 28".
- Gordon Aiken – Parliament of Canada biography