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Preceded by  Norman Davison
Political party  CCF/New Democrat
Succeeded by  Robert W. Mackenzie
Constituency  Wentworth East
Role  Politician
Preceded by  New riding
Name  Reg Gisborn
Constituency  Hamilton East
Spouse(s)  May

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Born  May 24, 1912 Hamilton, Ontario (1912-05-24)
Died  January 30, 1981, Hamilton, Canada

Reginald Victor Gisborn (May 24, 1912 – January 30, 1981) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a CCF and New Democrat member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1955 to 1975 who represented the ridings of Wentworth East and Hamilton East.

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Background

Gisborn was a steelworker by trade who served as President of Local 1005 of the United Steelworkers of America and as President of the Hamilton District Labour Council.

He died in 1981 after a long battle with cancer. He was survived by his wife, May, and one daughter.

Politics

He represented the Hamilton, Ontario riding of Wentworth East from 1955 to 1967 and Hamilton East from 1967 to 1975. He was elected as one of the only three Ontario CCF MPP's ever elected and he later joined the Ontario New Democratic Party when it was formed in 1961 through the merger of the CCF and the labour movement.

In 1960, Gisborn presented a bill to extend the provisions of the Fair Accommodations and Practices Act to extend to the rental and sale of homes in order to outlaw discrimination on the basis of race. He cited the case of a Windsor man who was denied the right to buy a house because he was black.

He retired in 1975, due to ill health.

References

Reg Gisborn Wikipedia


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