Ovid Jackson

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Ovid L. Jackson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
In office
October 25, 1993 – June 28, 2004
Preceded by Gus Mitges
Succeeded by Larry Miller
Personal details
Born (1939-02-03) February 3, 1939 (age 79)
New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana
Political party Liberal
Committees Chair, Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations (2001-2002)
Chair, Standing Committee on Transport
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (1996-1998)

Ovid L. Jackson, OOnt[1] (born February 3, 1939, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana) is a Canadian politician. He represented the federal riding of Bruce—Grey and Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in the House of Commons for the Liberal Party from 1994 to 2004.[2]

Jackson, originally from Guyana, was a school teacher at West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound.[3] He was then elected mayor of the city, serving for 10 years before being elected to parliament in the 1993 election.[4] He lost his seat to Conservative candidate Larry Miller in the 2004 election.[4]


  1. ^ "29 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour". Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  2. ^ Ovid Jackson – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ Hill, Tony L. (2002). Canadian politics, riding by riding: an in-depth analysis of Canada's 301 federal electoral districts. Minneapolis: Prospect Park Press. pp. 273–274. ISBN 978-0-9723436-0-2. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  4. ^ a b Gowan, Rob (February 2010). "Ovid Jackson to be named to Order of Ontario". Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved 2010-03-03.

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