Rob Burton

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Rob Burton
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45th Mayor of Oakville
Assumed office
Preceded by Ann Mulvale
Personal details
Spouse(s) Wendy Burton
Residence Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater Columbia University

Rob Burton is a Canadian businessman, journalist and politician. He currently serves as the mayor of Oakville, Ontario, in Canada. He was elected in the municipal elections of 2006,[1] having failed to unseat Ann Mulvale in 2003.[2] He was re-elected to office in the 2010[3] and 2014 municipal elections.[4]

In a 2014 endorsement of his re-election campaign, the Toronto Star editorial board called Burton "among the best mayors in the Greater Toronto Area."[5]

In August 2015, Burton made and then apologized for a series of tweets that compared Harper's use of ex-veterans in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires to Mussolini's Blackshirts and Hitler's Brownshirts.[6]

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  1. ^ "Burton bounces Mulvale in upset". The Hamilton Spectator. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oakville's 12-vote election hangover". The Globe and Mail. 15 November 2003. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Oakville: Burton romps to victory". Toronto Star. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rob Burton re-elected in Oakville". Toronto Sun. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Most Halton Region mayors deserve re-election". Toronto Star. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Aghbali, Arman (29 August 2015). "Mayor criticized for comparing Harper's use of private security to dictators' militias". CBC News. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 

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