Jack Wratten

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Jack Wratten
Member of Parliament
for Brantford
In office
June 1957 – June 1962
Personal details
Born (1906-07-30)30 July 1906
Died 24 August 1996(1996-08-24) (aged 90)
Brantford, Ontario[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession contractor

Jack Wratten (30 July 1906 – 24 August 1996) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in England and became a contractor by career.

He was first elected at the Brantford riding in the 1957 general election and served two terms until his defeat in the 1962 election.

During his second term in the House of Commons in 1961, Wratten attempted to establish a national holiday in honour of Canada's first Prime Minister by supporting a parliamentary bill. Had this become law, John A. Macdonald Day would have been observed each year on a Monday in mid-February. Macdonald's birthdate in January was deemed too soon after the Christmas and New Year's holiday period for this purpose.[2]


  1. ^ "Genealogy: Members of Parliament". Brantford Public Library. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Brousseau, Christine (17 April 2001). "History: As we saw it". Kingston Whig-Standard. p. 4. 

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