Jay D. Hill
|Leader of the Maverick Party|
|Assumed office |
June 23, 2020
|Preceded by||Peter Downing|
|Leader of the Government in the House of Commons|
October 30, 2008 – August 6, 2010
|Preceded by||Peter Van Loan|
|Succeeded by||John Baird|
|Minister of State|
Chief Government Whip
February 16, 2006 – October 30, 2008
|Preceded by||Karen Redman|
|Succeeded by||Gordon O'Connor|
|Member of Parliament|
for Prince George—Peace River
October 25, 1993 – October 25, 2010
|Preceded by||Frank Oberle, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Bob Zimmer|
|Born||December 27, 1952|
Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Alliance (2000–2003)
Jay D. Hill, Maverick Party since 2020. He previously was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Prince George—Peace River in British Columbia from 1993 to 2010. He served as Government House Leader in the House of Commons during his tenure (2008–2010). On July 21, 2010, Hill announced that he would be retiring at the May 2011 federal election. In October 2010, he announced he would retire on October 25, 2010.(born December 27, 1952) is a Canadian politician serving as Leader of the
One of Hill's private members bills resulted in the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, introduced in the 2005 federal budget. His bill called for tax breaks for couples who adopt children.
Hill retired from politics on October 25, 2010. He was honoured at a retirement dinner in Fort St. John, attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, BC Premier Christy Clark, Reform Party of Canada founder and former Opposition Leader Preston Manning and numerous other colleagues and friends.
Shortly after his retirement, Hill was found to have breached ethics rules in the Conflict of Interest Act when took advantage of his previous position and contacted ex-colleagues about a forthcoming multinational energy deal. Canada's federal ethics watchdog found that Hill used his former position to facilitate access to the ministers on behalf of his spouse, Leah Murray, and her employer, National Public Relations, a firm that had drafted a communications plan for the deal.
Western Canadian separatism
On June 23, 2020, it was announced that following a Zoom conference, Hill was selected as the new leader of the Wexit Canada Party, a political party that has as its stated goal the creation of an independent country in Western Canada. The party's name was later changed to the Maverick Party in September.
|2008 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|New Democratic||Betty Bekkering||6,170||17.58||+0.58||$8,563|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||35,105||100.0||$102,073|
|Total rejected ballots||125||0.35||+0.06|
|2006 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|New Democratic||Malcolm Crockett||6,363||17.00||-3.69||$10,141|
|Total valid votes||34,807||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||103||0.30||-0.14|
|2004 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|New Democratic||Michael Hunter||7,501||20.69||+16.03||$11,997|
|Canadian Action||Harley J. Harasym||301||0.83||-0.81||$1,028|
|Total valid votes||36,245||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||162||0.44||+0.10|
|Change for the Conservatives is based on the totals of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives.|
|2000 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|Progressive Conservative||Jan Christiansen||2,103||6.14||+0.40||$4,980|
|New Democratic||Lenart Nelson||1,597||4.66||-4.32||$4,329|
|Canadian Action||Henry A. Dunbar||562||1.64||–||$2,640|
|Total valid votes||34,245||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||118||0.34||+0.03|
|Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.|
|1997 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|New Democratic||Alex Michalos||2,989||8.98||-2.19||$14,819|
|Progressive Conservative||Charles Lugosi||1,911||5.74||-5.44||$16,754|
|Total valid votes||33,282||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||105||0.31|
|1993 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|Progressive Conservative||Ted Sandhu||4,104||11.18||-28.42|
|New Democratic||Alan Timberlake||4,099||11.17||-22.12|
|Natural Law||Robert Walker||292||0.80||–|
|Christian Heritage||John Van der Woude||198||0.54||–|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Dorothy Folk||114||0.31||–|
|Total valid votes||36,707||100.0|
|Reform gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+17.16|
|1988 Canadian federal election: Prince George—Peace River|
|Progressive Conservative||Frank Oberle Sr.||13,903||39.60||-22.84|
|New Democratic||Alan Timberlake||11,684||33.28||+9.17|
|Confederation of Regions||Lorne W. Backus||89||0.25||-0.74|
|Total valid votes||35,105||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-16.00|
- Corbella, Licia (June 23, 2020). "Corbella: Jay Hill takes the reins of Wexit — bad news for Canada". Retrieved June 23, 2020.
- "Jay Hill's exit spurs election speculation". The Globe and Mail. July 21, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
- "2005 Budget Plan: Adoption Expense Tax Credit". Department of Finance Canada. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "Tory House leader Hill won't seek re-election". CBC News. July 21, 2010. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- "Jay Hill leaves Parliament on his own terms", Globe and Mail, July 30, 2010
- "Prime Minister and Premier honour former MP Jay Hill". EnergeticCity.ca. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
- "Former Conservative MP Jay Hill broke rules, ethics watchdog says". Global News. March 26, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
- "Jay Hill, former House leader under Harper, named interim head of separatist party Wexit Canada". CBC News. June 23, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
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