Jim McDonell

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Jim McDonell
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Jim Brownell
Mayor of South Glengarry
In office
Preceded by Charles Sangster
Succeeded by Ian McLeod
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
South Glengarry, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Margie McDonell
Children 3
Residence Williamstown, Ontario
Occupation Engineer

Jim McDonell (born c. 1954) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. He has been an MPP since 2011. He was mayor of the township of South Glengarry, Ontario from 2003 to 2011.


McDonell was born and raised on a dairy farm in South Glengarry, Ontario.[1] He attended Queen's University where he earned a degree in Engineering. He worked for Bell Canada for over 30 years in a number of roles. He and his wife Margie live in Williamstown, Ontario where they raised their three children.


In 2000, McDonell was elected as a councillor for the township of South Glengarry.[2] In 2003 he was elected as mayor of the township.[3]

In the 2011 provincial election he ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. He defeated Liberal candidate Mark MacDonald by 13,050 votes.[4][5] He was easily re-elected in the 2014 election.[6]

He is the party's critic for Government and Consumer Services.


  1. ^ Pearson, Matthew; Turcotte, Jeremy (October 7, 2011). "McDonell makes breakthrough; Conservative ends Liberal hold on constituency". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B7. 
  2. ^ "Results from Eastern Ontario rural municipalities". The Ottawa Citizen. November 15, 2000. p. C3. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Bob (November 11, 2003). "Nine-year veteran tossed in Carleton Place". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B10. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "McDonell ready for Queen’s Park". Cornwall Standard Freeholder. October 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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