|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario electoral district
|Preceded by||Tom Fennell|
|Succeeded by||Dan McTeague|
7 September 1948 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
René John Soetens (born 7 September 1948) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993. His background was in business and sales.
Rene was elected to Town of Ajax Council in 1980 and re-elected 1982 and 1985. He was elected in the 1988 federal election at the Ontario electoral district for the Progressive Conservative party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Dan McTeague of the Liberal Party in the 1993 federal election.
Soetens also made an unsuccessful bid to return to national Parliament in the 2004 federal election at the Ajax—Pickering electoral district. He is president and owner of Con-Test, a national certification company specializing in the testing of controlled environments found in research facilities, hospitals, pharmaceutical drug manufacturing and associated cleanrooms.
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