Guy Lauzon

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Guy Lauzon
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by Bob Kilger
Chair of the Conservative Party of Canada Parliamentary Caucus
In office
November 3, 2008 – November 4, 2015
Preceded by Rahim Jaffer
Succeeded by David Sweet
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Official Languages
In office
May 9, 2006 – May 30, 2007
Minister Josee Verner
Preceded by Pablo Rodriguez
Succeeded by Steven Blaney
Personal details
Born (1944-04-06) April 6, 1944 (age 73)
St. Andrew's West, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Frances Lauzon
Residence St. Andrew's West
Profession insurance, agribusiness
Religion Roman Catholic

Guy Lauzon, MP, (born April 6, 1944) is a Canadian politician. He is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry as a Conservative. He was born in St. Andrew's West, Ontario and his family roots in the region can be traced to the 19th century.

Lauzon spent over twenty-two years in the federal public service and served as a local union president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. During the 1990s, he served as chair of the HDRC's United Way and multiple sclerosis research funding campaigns. He retired in 1993, and is now the general manager of Tri-County Protein, a soybean processing plant in Winchester, Ontario. Lauzon has also served as fundraising chairman of the St. Andrews West Roman Catholic Church, which raised over $100,000 for the building's restoration.

In the 2000 federal election, Lauzon ran as the Canadian Alliance candidate in Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh, and finished second behind incumbent Liberal Bob Kilger.

The Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party were merged in 2003, and Lauzon ran as a Conservative in the 2004 election and garnered almost 4,000 votes more than his nearest rival, incumbent Bob Kilger.

Lauzon was appointed as the Conservative Party critic for the Treasury Board and Official Languages Committee.

In the 2006 federal election, Lauzon was chosen once more to represent the Conservative Party as the candidate for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. He won 54.7% of the popular vote, defeating his nearest challenger, Tom Manley, by over 14,000 votes. It was the Conservatives fourth largest victory in Ontario in terms of popular support.

In 2006, Guy Lauzon was appointed to the deputy whip position of the Conservative party.

In the spring of 2007, Guy Lauzon was ousted from his position as the Official Languages Committee chair in a non-confidence vote (by all three opposition parties) for cancelling a scheduled meeting moments before witnesses were to testify.[1] The hearing was being held to examine the cancellation of a Court Challenges Program, to which the government cut funding. The Conservative government then, following procedures from what the media has dubbed the "obstruction manual,"[2] decided not to nominate a new chair, shutting down the committee's work.

On October 10, 2007 Lauzon was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.

On November 3, 2008, almost a month following that year's federal election, Lauzon was appointed Chairman of the Conservative Caucus, succeeding defeated Alberta MP Rahim Jaffer.[3]

Lauzon introduced a bill, C-350, which would ensure any monetary awards owed to an offender as a result of legal action are first used to resolve financial obligations to victims and family members, such as child support dues.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Guy Lauzon 27,091 51.1 -11.00
Liberal Bernadette Clement 20,452 38.5 +20.60
New Democratic Patrick Burger 4,332 8.2 -9.3
Green Elaine Kennedy 1,191 2.2 0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,066 100.0     $212,533.29
Total rejected ballots 234 0.43 +0.03
Turnout 53,300 67.72 +5.02
Eligible voters 78,706
Conservative hold Swing -15.80
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Guy Lauzon 29,538 62.1 +4.8
Liberal Bernadette Clement 8,510 17.9 -1.1
New Democratic Mario Leclerc 8,313 17.5 +4.0
Green David Rawnsley 1,038 2.2 -2.0
Libertarian Darcy Neal Donnelly 151 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,550 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 205 0.4 0.0
Turnout 47,755 62.7
Eligible voters 76,140
Conservative hold Swing +2.95
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Guy Lauzon 25,846 57.3 +2.7 $82,091
Liberal Denis Sabourin 8,554 19.0 -8.2 $57,264
New Democratic Darlene Jalbert 6,107 13.5 0.0 $20,455
Independent Howard Galganov 2,581 5.7 $45,371
Green David Rawnsley 1,880 4.2 +0.8 $7,999
Canadian Action Dwight Dugas 105 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,073 100.0   $82,919
Total rejected ballots 183 0.4
Turnout 45,256
Conservative hold Swing +5.45
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Guy Lauzon 28,014 54.7 +9.9 $75,147
Liberal Tom Manley 13,906 27.2 -9.6 $74,262
New Democratic Elaine MacDonald 6,892 13.5 +2.3 $11,977
Green Doug Beards 1,713 3.4 -3.9 $4,415
Christian Heritage Carson Chisholm 663 1.3 n/a $12,633
Total valid votes 51,188 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.75
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Guy Lauzon 21,678 44.8 -3.1
Liberal Bob Kilger 17,779 36.8 -10.41
New Democratic Elaine MacDonald 5,387 11.1 +7.04
Green Tom Manley 3,491 7.2
Total valid votes 48,335 100.0
Total rejected ballots 277 0.60
Turnout 48,612 64.5
Eligible voters 75,230
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.3
Canadian federal election, 2000: Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kilger 19,113 46.7 -5.8
Alliance Guy Lauzon 16,151 39.5 +18.9
Progressive Conservative Michael Bailey 3,635 8.9 -11.2
New Democratic Kimberley Fry 1,696 4.1 -2.0
Natural Law Ian Campbell 214 0.5 -0.2
Canadian Action Georges Elie Novy 127 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,936 100.00    
Total rejected ballots 256 0.60 0
Turnout 41,192 61.00 -3.90
Eligible voters 67,476
Liberal hold Swing -12.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tories' dirty little tricks". The Gazette. Montreal. May 19, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tories blasted for handbook on paralyzing Parliament". CTV News. May 18, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lauzon chosen as caucus chairman". The Globe and Mail. November 3, 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lauzon's private member's bill being debated as MPs return to House". The Seaway News. September 19, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rahim Jaffer
Chair, Government Caucus in the Parliament of Canada
2008 – 2015
Succeeded by
TBD
Chair, Conservative Caucus in the Parliament of Canada
2008 – 2015
Succeeded by
David Sweet