Jack MacLaren

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Jack MacLaren
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Norm Sterling
Personal details
Born MacLarens Landing, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence MacLarens Landing, Ontario
Occupation Farmer, engineer

Jack MacLaren is a Canadian politician, who was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Carleton—Mississippi Mills as a member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party caucus.


MacLaren is a past president of the Ontario Landowners Association.[1]


In March 2011, MacLaren contested the party's nomination in the riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills competing against the sitting MPP Norm Sterling. MacLaren won the nomination with the help of one of Sterling's fellow MPPs, Randy Hillier. Hillier who was also a past president of the Ontario Landowners Association campaigned on behalf of MacLaren.[1][2]

In the 2011 provincial election, MacLaren ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Carleton—Mississippi Mills winning against Liberal candidate Megan Cornell by about 9,102 votes.[1][3] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Rosalyn Stevens by 10,029 votes.[4]

He is the party's critic on Senate and democratic reform.

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014: Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack MacLaren 30,590 47.49 −2.80
Liberal Rosalyn Stevens 20,472 31.78 −2.30
New Democratic John Hansen 8,744 13.57 +2.23
Green Andrew West 4,614 7.16 +3.85
Total valid votes 64,420 100.0   +14.54
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −0.25
Ontario general election, 2011: Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack MacLaren 28,246 50.29 +2.46
Liberal Megan Cornell 19,144 34.08 +2.15
New Democratic Liam Duff 6,371 11.34 +3.72
Green Scott Simser 1,857 3.31 −7.19
Family Coalition Cynthia Bredfeldt 549 0.98 +0.18
Total valid votes 56,167 100.00 +6.92
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 204 0.36 −0.09
Turnout 56,371 53.50 −1.80
Eligible voters 105,368   +10.42
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.16


  1. ^ a b c "MacLaren wins in Carleton-Mississippi Mills". Your Ottawa Region. October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Veteran Tory MPP Norm Sterling loses nomination battle". The Toronto Star. April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 3. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "General Election by District: Kitchener—Conestoga". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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