|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
October 10, 2007
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Born||1940 (age 76–77)
Dickson was born and raised in Ajax, Ontario. He is the owner of a printing business, Dickson Printing Ltd. Dickson is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He supports 22 Ajax-Pickering area sports teams. He lives in Ajax with his wife Donna. They have two adult children and five grandchildren.
Dickson began his career and community involvement as a trustee of the local Catholic District School Board. Dickson was a councillor for the town of Ajax, Ontario from 1983 to 1990 and then from 1992-2006. He also served as a regional councillor for Durham. and also served as a trustee on the Ajax Catholic School Board.
In the 2007 provincial election he ran for the Liberals again in the candidate in the riding of Ajax—Pickering. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Kevin Ashe by 5,959 votes. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.
Dickson served as a deputy government whip from 2007 to 2011. In September 2013, he was appointed as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and he served in that capacity until the Legislature was dissolved May 2, 2014. As of July 2014 he is a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines.
|Ontario general election, 2014: Ajax—Pickering|
|Progressive Conservative||Todd McCarthy||14,999||29.17||−6.17|
|New Democratic||Jermaine King||8,274||16.09||+1.72|
|Total valid votes||51,420||100.0||+23.94|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||580||1.12||+0.71|
|Ontario general election, 2011: Ajax—Pickering|
|Progressive Conservative||Todd McCarthy||14,718||35.54||+1.19|
|New Democratic||Evan Wiseman||5,952||14.37||+6.28|
|Total valid votes||41,418||100.0||+2.36|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||172||0.41||−0.07|
|Ontario general election, 2007: Ajax—Pickering|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin Ashe||13,898||34.35|
|New Democratic||Bala Thavarajasoorier||3,275||8.09|
|Family Coalition||Andrew Carvalho||368||0.91|
|Total valid votes||40,465||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||197||0.48|
|Progressive Conservative||Janet Ecker||29,232||54.6|
|New Democratic||Jim Wiseman||9,444||17.6|
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- Szekely, Reka (May 18, 2011). "Liberals and Tories ready for election battle in Ajax-Pickering". The Ajax News Advertiser. p. 1.
- "Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal Recipients". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- "Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal Recipients". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- "2013 Renaissance Conference". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
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- "Dickson seeks Liberal nod". Toronto Star. January 20, 1994. p. SD1.
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- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 1 (x). Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "General Election by District: Ajax-Pickering". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.