Norm Jamison

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Norm Jamison
Ontario MPP
In office
1990–1995
Preceded by Gord Miller
Succeeded by Toby Barrett
Constituency Norfolk
Personal details
Born (1950-05-25)May 25, 1950
Ireland
Died October 3, 2017(2017-10-03) (aged 67)
Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
Political party New Democrat
Occupation Steelworker

Norman Johnston Jamison (May 25, 1950 – October 3, 2017) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995. He died on October 3, 2017 of liver cancer at the age of 67.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Jamison served as president of his student council at Memorial Public School, but did not attend university. He was employed by Stelco for twenty years, and also worked as a representative of the United Way in Norfolk County, Ontario.[3]

Politics[edit]

He ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, but finished almost 9,000 votes behind Liberal Gord Miller in the southwestern Ontario riding of Norfolk.[4]

The NDP won a majority government in the 1990 provincial election, and Jamison was elected over Miller by almost 4,000 votes in a rematch from 1987.[5] He served as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade over the next five years.[6]

The NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election, and Jamison finished third against Progressive Conservative Toby Barrett in his bid for re-election.[7]

Jamison left the NDP to join the Liberal Party before the 1999 provincial election, and endorsed the Liberal candidate in the redistributed riding of Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant.

He ran for municipal councillor in Haldimand County in 2000, but was defeated.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ nurun.com. "OBITUARY: Jamison loses battle with cancer". Simcoe Reformer. Retrieved 2017-10-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.rhbandersonfuneralhomes.com/cms/obituaries/norman-jamison/
  3. ^ Nolan, Dan (May 20, 1999). "Let's start the family feud largely rural race features clash of two popular local families". The Spectator. Hamilton, Ont. p. C2. 
  4. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2. 
  5. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12. 
  6. ^ Nolan, Dan (March 4, 1993). "Meeting seeks economic cure". The Hamilton Spectator. p. B4. 
  7. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-02-03. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Diebel, Lise (November 14, 2000). "Bergstrand survives strong challenge from Trainer". The Spectator. Hamilton, Ont. p. D08. 

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