Albert Walker (Ontario politician)

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Ab Walker
Ontario MPP
In office
1963–1967
Preceded by Tommy Thomas
Succeeded by Cliff Pilkey
Constituency Oshawa
Personal details
Born(1910-10-12)October 12, 1910
England, United Kingdom
DiedAugust 10, 2001(2001-08-10) (aged 90)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative

Albert Victor "Ab" Walker (October 12, 1910 August 10, 2001) was a Canadian politician, who represented Oshawa in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1967 [1] as a Progressive Conservative member.

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Walker first entered politics as an Alderman in Oshawa, Ontario in 1956. He served on municipal council from 1956 to 1963. [2] While still an Alderman, Walker ran as the PC candidate in the 1963 provincial general election, where he defeated the NDP incumbent, Tommy Thomas.

During the 27th Legislative Assembly, Walker served as a backbench member of the majority PC government led by Premier John Robarts. While Walker did not serve in Cabinet, he was active on an average of seven Standing Committees of the Legislature during his term in office. In the 1967 provincial general election, Walker lost to the NDP candidate, and former colleague on Oshawa City Council, Cliff Pilkey.

He died on August 10, 2001. [3]

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References

  1. Archived 2018-05-03 at the Wayback Machine |Legislative Assembly records
  2. Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine | Oshawa City Hall records
  3. http://www.genealogybuff.com/canada-bbs/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/2163