Bruce Stanton

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Bruce Stanton

Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
Assumed office
December 4, 2015
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Joe Comartin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Simcoe North
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded by Paul Devillers
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs
In office
3 February 2009 – 22 June 2011
Minister Chuck Strahl
John Duncan
Preceded by Barry Devolin
Succeeded by Chris Warkentin
Personal details
Ronald Bruce Stanton

(1957-12-20) December 20, 1957 (age 61)
Orillia, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Heather Stanton
Residence Port Stanton, Ontario
Profession tourism professional

Ronald Bruce Stanton MP (born December 20, 1957) is a Canadian politician and the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North. He ran as a member of the Conservative Party in the 2006 federal election and won with 40.44% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2008 beating Liberal Steve Clarke by 11,658 votes. He won again in 2011 with 54.44% of the vote. He was re-elected again on October 19, 2015. He was named the 49th Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on December 4, 2015. The Deputy Speaker is vested with the powers of the Speaker when he or she is absent from the House of Commons.

Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, Stanton ran a family tourism business on Sparrow Lake that had been founded in 1884. He served as a board member of Resorts Ontario, Tourism Ontario, the Board of the Tourism Association of Canada, and the Huronia Tourist Association. For four years, he was a member of the Severn Township municipal council.

External links

  • Bruce Stanton – Parliament of Canada biography
  • 2006 election results from the CBC
  • Bruce Stanton's biography at his campaign website

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