William C. Davis (Canadian politician)

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William C. Davis[note 1]
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Frank Drea
Succeeded by Cindy Nicholas
Constituency Scarborough Centre
Personal details
Born (1939-09-01) September 1, 1939 (age 78)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession Anglican priest

William C. Davis (born September 1, 1939) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1987 who represented the riding of Scarborough Centre.[note 1]


Davis was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at York University and the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He became an Anglican priest, and was chair of the Scarborough Board of Education.


He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Gerald Lennon by 359 votes in Scarborough Centre.[1] The Progressive Conservatives won a narrow plurality of seats in this election, and Davis briefly served as a backbench supporter of Frank Miller's administration before the PCs were defeated in the house. He served for two years as a member of the opposition, and was his party's critic for Education and Community and Social Services. He finished third against Liberal Cindy Nicholas in the 1987 election.[2]



  1. ^ a b William C. Davis should not be confused with Bill Davis, who served as Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985.


  1. ^ "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13. 
  2. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2. 

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