John Bosley (politician)
John William Bosley
|31st Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons|
November 5, 1984 – September 29, 1986
|Governor General||Jeanne Sauvé|
|Prime Minister||Brian Mulroney|
|Preceded by||Lloyd Francis|
|Succeeded by||John Fraser|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley West
|Preceded by||new riding|
|Succeeded by||John Godfrey|
May 4, 1947 |
He received a BA in 1968 from the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Prior to his election to Parliament, he was a businessman. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, he was first elected in the 1979 election in the riding of Don Valley West in Toronto. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Joe Clark.
On June 27, 1985, the House adopted changes to the Standing Orders, providing for the election of the Speaker by secret ballot. The first such election took place on September 30, 1986, when Bosley tendered his resignation, and presided over the election of John Fraser as the thirty-second Speaker of the House of Commons.
Since 1993, Bosley has served as Advisor on Institutional Development to Parliaments all over the world but primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.