Terry David Jones

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Terry Jones
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by New Riding
Succeeded by Steve Offer
Constituency Mississauga North
Personal details
Born (1938-06-13)June 13, 1938
Toronto, Ontario
Died March 21, 2014(2014-03-21) (aged 75)
Cambridge, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Donna (div. 1986)
Children 3
Occupation Insurance agent

Terry David Jones (June 13, 1938 - March 21, 2014) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1985 as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.


Jones was born in Toronto, and educated at the University of Toronto. He worked for his family building cottages in Muskoka. Later he established an insurance business in Streetsville, Ontario.[1]


He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1975 provincial election, defeating New Democratic Party candidate David Busby by 385 votes in Mississauga North.[2] In 1976, Jones chaired a commission which established the provincial drinking age at nineteen.[1]

He defeated Busby again by a greater margin in the 1977 election, and won by a significant majority in 1981.[3][4] Jones was a backbench supporter of the William Davis and Frank Miller governments, and was named Deputy Speaker on October 11, 1983. During his time in office he served as Parliamentary Assistant to several ministers including the Provincial Secretary for Social Development and the Minister of the Treasury and Economics.

The Progressive Conservatives suffered an electoral setback in the 1985 election, and Jones lost his seat to Liberal candidate Steve Offer by 1,424 votes.[5]

Parliamentary positions[edit]

Special Parliamentary Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Sam Cureatz Deputy Speaker
Dick Treleaven

After politics[edit]

In 1992, Jones was convicted of fraud related to a property development scheme and sentenced to six months in jail. Jones had set up a land deal and promised investors that large profits would result from the sale of the land. Instead the deal went sour and investors lost $1,010,000. Jones's lawyer contended that his client did not personally profit from the deal.[6] In 1999, he was ordered to give up his licence to sell insurance. He spent his remaining years working as a consultant and became an amateur painter. He was age 75 when he died.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Mississauga North MPP Terry Jones". Mississauga News. Metroland Media. April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Table of vote results for all Ontario ridings". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 1975. p. C12. 
  3. ^ "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Winds of change, sea of security". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13. 
  6. ^ "Bogus deals net ex-MPP six months". The Windsor Star. April 8, 1992. p. C10. 

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