Ken Robinson (Canadian politician)

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William Kenneth Robinson
Member of Parliament
for Etobicoke-Lakeshore
In office
1979–1984
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Patrick Boyer
Member of Parliament
for Toronto-Lakeshore
In office
1974–1979
Preceded by Terry Grier
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Member of Parliament
for Lakeshore
In office
1968–1972
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Terry Grier
Personal details
Born (1927-07-16)July 16, 1927
Toronto, Ontario
Died December 31, 1991(1991-12-31) (aged 64)
Political party Liberal
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Profession Lawyer

William Kenneth Robinson (July 16, 1927–December 31, 1991) was a Canadian lawyer, barrister and Liberal Member of Parliament from 1968 to 1972, and from 1974 to 1984.

A native of Toronto, Ken Robinson was elected in the riding of Lakeshore in 1968, lost in the renamed riding of Toronto—Lakeshore to the New Democratic Party candidate in 1972, but was re-elected in 1974, won a third term in the same riding, renamed again to Etobicoke—Lakeshore in 1979, and re-elected to a fourth term in 1980.

Ken Robinson served as :

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare, 1977–1979
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 1980
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Social Development, 1980
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, 1984

Ken Robinson lost his seat in the 1984 election and, seven years later, died at the age of sixty four.

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