Jim Brown (politician)

Jim Brown (Politician)

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Jim Brown (born July 23, 1943) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 1999.

Background

Brown was educated at York University and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree, an MBA, and a diploma in Business Administration. He was the office manager of the Toronto Telegram in 1971, and became a founding member of the Toronto Sun Publishing Co. the same year. He was a lecturer at Ryerson and Seneca College and the University of Toronto from 1971 to 1974, and was later a prominent member of Normandy Manufacturing and Republic Goldfields, Minefinders Corp. He also coached the Toronto Marlborough Girl's Hockey Club, and was president of the Scarborough Girls Hockey League.

Politics

Brown first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1990 provincial election, but finished a distant third in Scarborough West against New Democrat Anne Swarbrick. He ran again in the 1995 election and defeated Swarbrick by about 2,500 votes. During his time in office he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Correctional Services, Robert Runciman.

Brown also served as co-chair of Harris's "Ontario Crime Control Commission" along with Gerry Martiniuk and Bob Wood.

Brown was known as one of the more socially conservative...
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