John McInnis (Alberta politician)

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John McInnis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 20, 1989 – June 15, 1993
Preceded byLeslie Young
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
ConstituencyEdmonton-Jasper Place
Personal details
BornOctober 19, 1950
Jasper Place, Alberta
DiedNovember 26, 2003(2003-11-26) (aged 53)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political partyAlberta New Democrats

John Robert Lawrence McInnis (October 19, 1950 – November 26, 2003) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1989 to 1993.[1]

Political career[edit]

McInnis ran for a seat in the Alberta Legislature for the electoral district of Edmonton Jasper Place in the 1989 Alberta general election. He defeated Incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Leslie Young and Liberal candidate Karen Leibovici to pick the seat for the Alberta New Democrats. The race was a virtual three way tie with a margin 463 votes separating first and third place.[2] After the election he was appointed to serve on the Member Services', Public Affairs and Special Committee on Constitutional Reform.[3]

The Edmonton-Jasper Place electoral district was abolished due to redistribution in 1993. McInnis ran for re-election in the new electoral district of Edmonton-Highlands-Beverly. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Alice Hanson and he finished just ahead of future Progressive Conservative MLA Ron Liepert.[4] McInnis died of an apparent heart attack on November 26, 2003.[3][5]


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  2. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  3. ^ a b |chapter-url= missing title (help) (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. November 27, 2003. p. 1931.
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Highlands-Beverly results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  5. ^ Former MLA McInnis dies in Vancouver:: [Final Edition] Thorne, Duncan. Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 28 Nov 2003: A7.

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