|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Wellington—Halton Hills
September 6, 1990
|Preceded by||Jack Johnson|
April 8, 1963 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Theodore Calvin Arnott (born April 8, 1963) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the riding of Wellington—Halton Hills. He has served as an MPP since 1990.
Arnott was born in 1963 in Fergus, Ontario. His parents were Warren Arnott and Jessie Hawkins. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1985 and a diploma in business administration from the same institution in 1986. In 1990, he married Lisa M. McCabe. They have three sons. He and his family reside in Fergus.
Arnott succeeded popular MPP Jack Johnson when he was elected to the legislature with 39.6% of the vote in the election of 1990, defeating New Democrat Dale Hamilton by about 1,300 votes. He was re-elected with a majority in the 1995 election, in which the Progressive Conservatives formed a majority government.
During the 1995 campaign, Arnott was the only Progressive Conservative candidate who refused to sign a pledge sponsored by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. During that campaign, he had refused to make any promises, other than his best efforts if re-elected. The Conservatives won the election and he served as a backbench supporter of the Mike Harris government.
Arnott is the party's Critic for Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and is the First Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
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