John Barlow (Canadian politician)

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John Barlow
MP
John Barlow in 2018
Barlow in 2018
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Foothills
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Riding Created
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Macleod
In office
June 30, 2014 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Ted Menzies
Succeeded by Riding Abolished
Personal details
Born (1971-10-13) October 13, 1971 (age 47)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political party Conservative
Residence Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Profession Newspaper editor

John Barlow MP (born October 13, 1971) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Macleod in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2014 by-election.[1]

Barlow was re-elected on October 19, 2015, in the riding of Foothills [2]

Prior to his election, Barlow was a newspaper editor.[3] Barlow had previously run for the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta in Highwood during the 2012 Alberta general election,[4] losing to Wildrose leader Danielle Smith.

Political career[edit]

Barlow was first elected to represent the riding of Macleod in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2014 by-election[1] resulting from the retirement of former Member of Parliament Ted Menzies.

He was re-elected on October 19, 2015, in the riding of Foothills,[2] Alberta.

Interprovincial Trade Critic[edit]

In 2016, Barlow was appointed as the Interprovincial Trade Critic[5] by Rona Ambrose, the interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. As critic, he focused on the campaign, #FreeTheBeer,[6] which is intended to build public pressure for the provinces to ratify a free trade deal for Canada, specifically focused on alcohol trade between provinces.

Also in 2016, Barlow tabled his Private Member’s Bill C-351, "An Act to amend the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act and the Excise Act, 2001 (importation)".[7] If passed, this legislation would:

  • allow producers to sell their product directly to consumers anywhere in Canada without permission of a provincial liquor board, and
  • allow a person to transport alcohol from one province to another for personal use.[8]

Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food (Associate)[edit]

In 2016, newly elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, appointed Barlow as the Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food (Associate).[9] Simultaneously, Barlow also sits on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.[10]

Electoral record[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Highwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Danielle Smith 10,094 52.59% 41.14%
Progressive Conservative John Barlow 8,159 42.51% −22.11%
Liberal Keegan Gibson 547 2.85% −10.90%
New Democratic Miles Dato 392 2.04% −1.30%
Total 19,192
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,649 58.8%
Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014: Macleod
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Barlow 12,616 69.16 −8.33
Liberal Dustin Fuller 3,092 16.95 +13.27
Green Larry Ashmore 991 5.43 +0.81
Christian Heritage David J. Reimer 774 4.24 +3.75
New Democratic Aileen Burke 770 4.22 −6.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,243 100.0
Total rejected ballots 81 0.44
Turnout 18,324 19.92 −41.60
Eligible voters 92,007
Conservative hold Swing −10.80
By-election due to the resignation of Ted Menzies.
Source: Elections Canada[11]
Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Barlow 46,166 75.70 -2.12
Liberal Tanya MacPherson 8,149 13.36 +9.84
New Democratic Alison Thompson 3,919 6.43 -3.67
Green Romy S. Tittel 1,983 3.25 -1.50
Libertarian Cory Morgan 424 0.70 -3.12
Christian Heritage Marc Slingerland 345 0.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,986 100.00   $234,738.91
Total rejected ballots 141 0.23
Turnout 61,127 74.20
Eligible voters 82,380
Conservative hold Swing -5.98
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Contact Information - BARLOW, John". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Voter Information Service - Election results since 2015". www.elections.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  3. ^ Graveland, Bill (March 9, 2014). "John Barlow wins hotly contested federal Conservative nomination for Macleod byelection". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Redford and Smith hit Alberta hustings on each other's turf". Retrieved 26 September 2017 – via The Globe and Mail.
  5. ^ "I was appointed as Interprovincial Trade Critic". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ Canada, Conservative Party of. "Free the Beer". Free the Beer. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  7. ^ "LEGISinfo - Private Member's Bill C-351 (42-1)". www.parl.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  8. ^ "Bill C-351 | John Barlow". johnbarlowmp.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  9. ^ "Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet of the 42nd Parliament of Canada". Wikipedia. 2018-01-08.
  10. ^ "AGRI - Members". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  11. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Foothills (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.

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