James Cooper (Canadian politician)

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Jim Cooper
MPP for Sudbury
In office
Preceded by Edmond Lapierre
Succeeded by Robert Carlin
Personal details
Born James Maxwell Cooper
(1900-06-17)June 17, 1900
Sudbury, Ontario
Died November 29, 1979(1979-11-29) (aged 79)
Sudbury, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Residence Sudbury, Ontario
Occupation businessman

James Maxwell Cooper (June 17, 1900 – November 29, 1979) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Sudbury in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1937 to 1943. He was a member of the Ontario Liberal Party. He was born in Sudbury.[1]

While in the Legislature, he was one of six Northern Ontario MPPs who absented themselves from a vote to censure the federal government for "not prosecuting the war with sufficient diligence".[2]

Following his time in politics, he became an investor in the city's media; with coinvestors George Miller and Bill Plaunt, he purchased the Sudbury Star and radio station CKSO in 1950, and launched CKSO-TV in 1953.[2] He died at a nursing home in 1979.[3]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1941). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b C.M. Wallace and Ashley Thomson, Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital. Dundurn Press, 1993. ISBN 1-55002-170-2.
  3. ^ "Deaths". The Globe and Mail, December 1, 1979. pg. D16.

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