Joe Hueglin

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Joe Hueglin
Member of Parliament
for Niagara Falls
In office
Preceded by Joe Greene
Succeeded by Roger Carl Young
Personal details
Born (1937-02-07) February 7, 1937 (age 80)
Stratford, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Profession Teacher

Joseph Fred Hueglin (born February 7, 1937) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament and a founder of the Progressive Canadian Party.

Born in Stratford, Ontario, Hueglin was elected to Parliament in 1972 in the riding of Niagara Falls as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC). In 1974 Hueglin was defeated by the Liberal candidate.

Within the Progressive Conservative Party, Hueglin was, along with David Orchard, among the most vocal opponents of the 2003 merger of Canada's two prominent right-wing parties, the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance, into the Conservative Party of Canada. He expressed discomfort over the way the merger took place - which involved PC leader Peter MacKay breaking an anti-merger promise he had made while campaigning to be the party leader. Hueglin also expressed discomfort over the "neoconservative" aspects of Alliance policy, which he feared might dominate the policies of the new party.

In 2004, Hueglin became a lead organizer for the Progressive Canadian Party, which he described as a centrist party.

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