Jay Aspin

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Jay Aspin
Member of Parliament
for Nipissing—Timiskaming
In office
May 30, 2011 – August 2, 2015
Preceded by Anthony Rota
Succeeded by Anthony Rota
Personal details
Born (1949-08-19) August 19, 1949 (age 67)
Westmount, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Residence North Bay, Ontario
Profession school trustee and business owner

Jay Aspin (born August 19, 1949) is a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the federal Conservative Party of Canada in the 2011 election, representing the electoral district of Nipissing—Timiskaming.[1] He finished just 14 votes ahead of Liberal incumbent Anthony Rota in the initial count, triggering an automatic judicial recount[2] which ultimately confirmed his victory by a margin of just 18 votes.[3]

Prior to his election, Aspin had served as a city councillor for North Bay City Council, as well as a trustee for the Near North District School Board and its predecessor, the Nipissing Board of Education. He also worked as a business consultant and for the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.[4]

Aspin was defeated in the 2015 federal election by Anthony Rota, who Aspin previously defeated in 2011. Aspin lost by approximately 11,000 votes, garnering 14,000 votes in total.[5]


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