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Preceded by  Murray Calder
Succeeded by  TBD
Preceded by  Mavis Wilson
Name  David Tilson
Succeeded by  Ernie Eves
Spouse  Judith Tilson
Preceded by  Norman Doyle

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Minister  Jason Kenney Chris Alexander
Role  Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Office  Member of the Canadian House of Commons since 2004
Education  University of New Brunswick
Party  Conservative Party of Canada
Children  Riley Tilson, Janet Tilson, Greg Tilson
Books  Cutting the Queue: Reducing Canada's Immigration Backlogs and Wait Times : Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Mr david tilson introduces his private member s bill in support of canada s golf industry

David Allan Tilson, (born March 19, 1941) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2002, and was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Conservative Member of Parliament in 2004. He is currently the oldest serving MP in the 42nd Parliament.


David tilson in question period


Tilson was educated at the University of New Brunswick and Queen's University, and began practicing law in Orangeville, Ontario in 1970. He served as a trustee on the Dufferin County Board of Education for two terms, and then as a municipal councillor in Orangeville for six years. In the latter capacity, he was the founding Chair of Orangeville's Blue Box program and a Director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. He also served on the board of Westminster United Church.

Ontario politics

Tilson was elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1990, defeating incumbent Liberal Mavis Wilson in Dufferin—Peel by 572 votes. The New Democratic Party won this election, and Tilson spent the next five years as an opposition member.

The Ontario Tories won a majority government in the provincial election of 1995, and Tilson greatly increased his margin of victory, defeating Wilson by almost 15,000 votes in a rematch. He was appointed chair of the government caucus in November 1997.

Tilson won another landslide re-election victory for the new riding of Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey in the 1999 election. On April 2, 2002, he resigned his seat in the legislature to allow Premier Ernie Eves (who had been elected party leader without holding a seat) to run as a parachute candidate in a by-election. In 2003-04, he served as vice-chair of the Ontario Municipal Board.

Federal politics

Tilson ran for the Canadian House of Commons in the federal election of 2004 and defeated incumbent Liberal Murray Calder by a margin of 43% to 39% in the new riding of Dufferin—Caledon.

Tilson supported plans to cut farm support programs, including the AgriRecovery Program, by $2 billion over the next year.


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