Ian Watson (politician)

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Ian Watson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie
In office
April 1963 – June 1968
Preceded byJean Boucher
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1966
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laprairie
In office
June 1968 – May 1979
Preceded byDistrict was created in 1966
Succeeded byPierre Deniger
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Châteauguay
In office
May 1979 – July 1984
Preceded byDistrict was created in 1976
Succeeded byRicardo López
Personal details
Born (1934-04-10) 10 April 1934 (age 85)
Howick, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
CommitteesChair, Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works (1980-1984)
Chair, Standing Committee on Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1968-1972 & 1976-1979)
PortfolioParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (1972)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Urban Affairs (1972-1973 & 1974)

Ian Watson (born 10 April 1934) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. Born in Howick, Quebec, he was a lawyer by career.[1]

He first won office at Quebec's Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie riding in the 1963 federal election and was re-elected in 1965, 1968, 1972 and 1974. His riding was changed to La Prairie in 1968.[1]

In the 1979 election, Watson campaigned and won in the Châteauguay riding and was re-elected there in 1980. He was defeated in the 1984 election by Ricardo Lopez of the Progressive Conservative party.[1]

Watson served seven successive terms from the 26th to the 32nd Canadian Parliaments.[1]