Lyle MacWilliam

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Lyle Dean MacWilliam
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Okanagan—Shuswap
In office
Succeeded by Darrel Stinson
Personal details
Born (1949-07-31) 31 July 1949 (age 68)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Arlene L. (m. 21 August 1971)

Lyle Dean MacWilliam (born 31 July 1949) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993. His background included martial arts instruction, plus market research and its related education.[2]

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of John Michael MacWilliam and Doris Louise Coghill,[3] MacWilliam studied at Simon Fraser University.[1] In 1971, he married Arlene Leslie Sundvick.[3]

MacWilliam ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1983. He was elected to represent Okanagan North in the assembly as a New Democratic Party member in a 1984 by-election held following the death of Donald James Campbell, but he was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1986.[4] He entered federal politics after winning the 1988 federal election at the Okanagan—Shuswap electoral district for the New Democratic Party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament[2] but lost to Darrel Stinson of the Reform Party in the 1993 federal election.[5]

He then joined the Liberal Party under which he campaigned at Okanagan—Shuswap in the 1997 federal election.[2] He was again defeated by Stinson, placing second.[6]


  1. ^ a b Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Globe and Mail Publishing. Spring 1992. 
  2. ^ a b c Lyle MacWilliam – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ a b Normandin, P G (1985). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1985. 
  4. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Okanagan—Shuswap, British Columbia (1987 - 1996)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Okanagan—Shuswap, British Columbia (1997 - 2003)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-14.