(born 1946) is a politician
in Ontario, Canada
. He was a New Democratic Party
member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
from 1990 to 1995.
Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Laurentian University
in 1969. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a library technician at Queen's University
in Kingston, Ontario
, was an executive member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
, and served as leader of the Kingston and District Labour Council. He also hosted a local television program, "Labour's Voice in the Community".
Wilson first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election
, but finished about 6,600 votes behind Liberal
incumbent Ken Keyes
in the constituency of Kingston and the Islands
The NDP won a majority government
in the 1990 provincial election
, and Wilson defeated Keyes by 2,092 votes in a rematch from 1987. He served as a parliamentary assistant
to several ministers during his time in office.
The NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election
, and Wilson finished third in a close three-way race against Progressive Conservative
Sally Barnes and the winner, Liberal John Gerretsen
. He later ran for the Canadian House of Commons
as a candidate of the federal New Democratic Party
in the elections of 1997
, but finished fourth on both occasions.
Wilson returned to his position as library technician
following his defeat. He now works at the... Read More