John Fraser (Ontario MPP)
Fraser in 2013
September 9, 2013
|Preceded by||Dalton McGuinty|
|Born||1958 (age 56–57)
John Fraser (born c. 1958) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in a by-election on August 1, 2013. He represents the riding of Ottawa South.
Fraser was former Premier Dalton McGuinty's local constituency assistant for 14 years. He was selected as the Liberal Party candidate at a nomination meeting on June 20. Fraser was born in Ottawa and grew up in Elmvale Acres and Alta Vista. Before becoming McGuinty's aide in 1999, Fraser was a businessman. According to his biography, "he spearheaded the Our Children, Our Hospital campaign to save the Cardiac Care Unit at CHEO and organized a fundraiser which raised $20,000 for the Heron Road Emergency Food Bank, [and] for a number of years, he served as a palliative care volunteer at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and as a coach to the Canterbury Mustangs Football Team."
He is married to Linda Fraser and has three children.
In 2013, Fraser ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Ottawa South in a by-election to replace Dalton McGuinty who had just retired. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young by 1,238 votes. He faced Young again in the 2014 election this time defeating him by 8,610 votes.
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- MacGregor, Roy (May 21, 2014). "McGuinty’s ‘fixer’ John Fraser and the Ottawa South fiefdom". The Globe and Mail.
- Lafaro, Joe (August 2, 2013). "Liberals’ John Fraser sneaks past PCs for Ottawa South win". Metro News.
- "2013 By-elections Results: Ottawa South" (XLS). Elections Ontario. August 1, 2013.
- "General Election by District: Ottawa South". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.