John Walsh (Canadian politician)

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John Walsh
President of the Conservative Party of Canada
In office
December 7, 2009 – May 29, 2016
Preceded by Don Plett
Succeeded by Scott Lamb
Personal details
Born Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Political party Conservative Party of Canada
Spouse(s) Jillian Walsh
Children John (deceased), Duncan, Liam, Georgia (deceased) and Finnian
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater Roberts Wesleyan College, Carleton University and Osgoode Hall Law School

John Walsh is the current president of the Conservative Party of Canada. Walsh has degrees in history and philosophy, political science and international relations, and law. His wife, Jillian, lives with him and his three children—Duncan, Liam, and Finnian—in Toronto where he is Director and General Counsel in the Investment Division of a Canadian Pension Fund. Prior to this, he had been a corporate lawyer for 10 years. He has also held senior positions for the Minister of National Defence, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance. His son, John Rupert (Age 3), died in July 1997. His daughter, Georgia (Age 6), died in July 2014. Walsh is active in his church community and is a member of the Sick Kids Leaders Cabinet.[1]


  1. ^ "John Walsh (President)". The Conservative Party of Canada. Retrieved December 23, 2012.