Jim Gouk

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James William "Jim" Gouk (born April 15, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician.

Gouk began his political career as an alderman in Castlegar, British Columbia. Gouk would enter federal politics in 1993 when he was elected into the Canadian House of Commons. In the Canadian federal election, 1993 he was elected in Kootenay West—Revelstoke with the Reform Party of Canada. In the Canadian federal election, 1997 he was elected out of the West Kootenay—Okanagan riding. In the Canadian federal election, 2000, Gouk was elected after joining the Canadian Alliance from the Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan riding. He was elected a fourth time in the Canadian federal election, 2004 in the riding of Southern Interior, this time for the Conservative Party of Canada. An air traffic controller, businessman and realtor, he has been an opposition critic of Transport, Public Works and Government Services, Labour, and Via Rail before retiring from politics at the dissolution of parliament prior to the 2006 federal election.

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Lyle Kristiansen
Member of Parliament for Kootenay West—Revelstoke
1993-1997
Succeeded by
District Abolished
Preceded by
New District
Member of Parliament for Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan
1997-2004
Succeeded by
District Abolished
Preceded by
New District
Member of Parliament for British Columbia Southern Interior
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Alex Atamanenko

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