Rod Jackson (politician)
|Preceded by||Aileen Carroll|
|Succeeded by||Ann Hoggarth|
|Born||1971 (age 45–46)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Occupation||Human resources consultant|
Rod Jackson (born c. 1971) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2014 who represented the riding of Barrie. He is currently the CEO of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to his entry into politics, Jackson was a human resources consultant. He lives in Barrie with his wife Joanne and their two children.
After Jackson lost the nomination, he was appointed to replace Brown as the city councillor for Barrie. He was re-elected as councillor in 2006 and continued in the position until 2011. He ran in 2011 provincial election to replace Aileen Carroll. Carroll, after losing federally went on to win the provincial riding of Barrie, served for one term and then decided to retire. Jackson defeated Liberal candidate Karl Walsh by 2,521 votes. He served as party critic for the 2015 Pan American Games.
In September 2013, Jackson was accused of terminating a part-time employee citing insufficient funds and then advertising the same position as an unpaid internship. Jackson said the accusation was, "patently untrue." The Ministry of Labour was called in to investigate the situation.
In the June 2014 provincial election, Jackson was defeated by Liberal candidate Ann Hoggarth. Jackson attributed his loss to provincial unions. He said, "I think the unions misrepresented what we were talking about and we paid the price."
- Bruton, Bob (October 7, 2011). "Jackson takes action". Barrie Examiner.
- Watt, Laurie (February 14, 2006). "Applicants scramble for Brown's ward job". Advance. Barrie, Ont. p. 1.
- "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. January 24, 2006. p. A16.
- Watt, Laurie (November 15, 2006). "'Underdog' Dave takes top job; Barrie voters reject Hamilton's plan for city". Advance. Barrie, Ont. p. B1.
- "2011 Official Poll by Poll Results: Barrie" (PDF). p. 9.
- Brown, Louise (September 11, 2013). "Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group". Toronto Star.
- "Liberal Ann Hoggarth wins Barrie riding". Simcoe.com. Metroland Media. June 13, 2014.