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Julian Reed

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Preceded by  New riding
Occupation  Farmer, actor
Preceded by  Garth Turner
Name  Julian Reed

Preceded by  New riding
Role  Politician
Constituency  Halton—Burlington
Succeeded by  Gary Carr
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Born  January 27, 1936 (age 79) Toronto, Ontario (1936-01-27)
Movies  Black Christmas, The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus
Political party  Ontario Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada

Julian Alexander Arnott Reed (born January 27, 1936) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1985 representing the riding of Halton—Burlington. He was also a Federal Liberal MP in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004.



He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. He worked as a farmer, and was also a professional actor.

Provincial politics

Reed was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1975 provincial election as a member of the Ontario Liberal Party, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Gary Dawkins by 463 votes in Halton—Burlington. He was re-elected in the elections of 1977 and 1981. The Progressive Conservatives were the governing party in Ontario throughout this period, and Reed served for ten years as a member of the opposition. He did not seek re-election in 1985.

Federal politics

He returned to political life in the 1993 federal election, defeating Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Garth Turner by 3,991 votes in Halton—Peel. He was re-elected by greater margins in the 1997 and 2000 campaigns. He served as a backbench supporter of the Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin administrations. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade from 1997 to 1998 and to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 1999. Reed did not seek re-election in 2004.

Later life

Reed was a supporter of renewable energy throughout his political career, and was the keynote speaker at a 2002 meeting of the Canadian Solar Industries Association.


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