Jay Aspin

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Jay Aspin
Member of Parliament
for Nipissing—Timiskaming
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Anthony Rota
Personal details
Born (1949-08-19) August 19, 1949 (age 65)
Westmount, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Residence North Bay, Ontario

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 councillor for the City of North Bay, 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]


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