Michael Barrett (Canadian Politician)
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Michael Barrett Canadian Politician
Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett in 2018
Barrett in 2018
Member of Parliament
for Leeds--Grenville--Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

December 3, 2018
Gord Brown
Personal details
Born1984 (age 36–37)
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative
ResidenceSpencerville, Ontario, Canada

Michael Barrett (born 1984) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on December 3, 2018.[1] He represents the electoral district of Leeds--Grenville--Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He won the riding again in the October 2019 federal election.[2]

Life

Barrett was born in Arnprior, Ontario in 1984,[3] attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces. Following his service in the Army, he worked as a human resources manager. Before his election to Parliament he served as a municipal councillor in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal for four years.[4]

Barrett was elected to parliament at the 2018 Leeds--Grenville--Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes federal by-election.[5]

In November 2019 Barrett was appointed shadow minister for ethics.[6] In July 2020 following a letters from Barrett to Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion, investigations were launched into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau[7] and Finance Minister Bill Morneau[8] to examine their conduct in the WE scandal.[9]

Electoral record

2019 Canadian federal election:
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Michael Barrett 28,630 48.98 -8.85 $52,413.10
Liberal Josh Bennett 15,482 26.49 -9.32 $48,972.84
New Democratic Michelle Taylor 8,201 14.03 +11 $4,315.07
Green Lorraine Rekmans 5,152 8.81 +5.86 none listed
People's Evan Hindle 988 1.69 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Conservative hold Swing +0.24
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]


Canadian federal by-election, December 3, 2018:
Death of Gord Brown
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Michael Barrett 16,865 57.8 +10.4
Liberal Mary Jean McFall 10,443 35.8 -4.8
New Democratic Michelle Taylor 883 3.0 -5.4
Green Lorraine Rekmans 859 2.9 -0.8
Independent John "The Engineer" Turmel 111 0.4 +0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Conservative hold Swing +7.6

References

  1. ^ "Federal Conservatives cruise to convincing victory in eastern Ontario byelection". National Post, December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Conservative Michael Barrett wins re-election in Leeds-Grenville".
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Michael Barrett challenges Colin Brown in Tory nomination bid". Global News, June 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Federal Conservatives cruise to convincing victory in eastern Ontario byelection". nationalpost. Retrieved .
  6. ^ November 29, Ronald Zajac More from Ronald Zajac Published on; November 29, 2019 | Last Updated; Est, 2019 5:01 Pm (2019-11-29). "Barrett gets ethics post". Brockville Recorder & Times. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Ethics watchdog investigating Trudeau over choice of WE Charity to run $900M student grant program".
  8. ^ "Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Morneau's involvement in WE Charity contract".
  9. ^ "Kielburgers defend but don't always answer in WE scandal".
  10. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2019.



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