Jim Edwards

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Jim Edwards
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton South
In office
Preceded by Douglas Roche
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Southwest
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Ian McClelland
President of the Treasury Board
In office
Preceded by Gilles Loiselle
Succeeded by Art Eggleton
Personal details
Born James Stewart Edwards
Political party Progressive Conservative

James Stewart "Jim" Edwards, PC (born 1936) is a former Canadian politician.

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1984 general election as a Progressive Conservative from Alberta. He served as a parliamentary secretary to several ministers in the government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Following Mulroney's resignation as PC leader and prime minister in 1993, Edwards was a candidate at the PC leadership convention held to choose a successor. He placed third.

He was appointed chief government Whip and President of the Treasury Board in the short lived cabinet of Prime Minister Kim Campbell. He lost his seat in that year's 1993 election that reduced the Tories to only two Members of Parliament in the House.

Edwards was the president and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton from 1998 to 2002 and served as the chair of the board of governors at the University of Alberta from March 2002 to 2006.

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