Terry O'Connor (Canadian politician)
Terrance Patrick O'Connor
|MP for Halton|
October 1972 – July 1974
|Preceded by||Rud L. Whiting|
|Succeeded by||Frank Philbrook|
|MPP for Oakville South|
May 1985 – September 1987
|Preceded by||new riding|
|Succeeded by||Doug Carrothers|
|Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice|
10 June 1993
March 24, 1940 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario|
Terrance Patrick O'Connor, QC (born March 24, 1940) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1972 to 1974, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1987. O'Connor was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
O'Connor was born in Toronto, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the bar in 1966, and was a member of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. He was also executive assistant to Attorney General of Ontario Allan Lawrence.
He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 federal election, defeating Liberal incumbent Rud Whiting by 2,221 votes in Halton. The election was won by the Liberals under Pierre Trudeau, and O'Connor served as an opposition member for two years. He lost to Liberal Frank Philbrook by 1,911 votes in the 1974 election.
Eleven years later, O'Connor was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Doug Carrothers by 687 votes in Oakville South. The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario won a narrow minority government in this election under Frank Miller's leadership, and was soon defeated in the legislature. In opposition, O'Connor served as his party's critic for Justice and the Attorney General. He was defeated in the 1987 election, losing to Doug Carrothers by 1,291 votes.
|Canadian federal election, 1972|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry O'Connor||22,640||43.7||+9.7|
|Liberal||Rud L. Whiting||20,419||39.4||-8.7|
|New Democratic||Carolyn Holstein||8,725||16.8||-1.0|
|Total valid votes||51,784||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1974|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry O'Connor||21,609||41.5||-2.2|
|New Democratic||Archibald Brown||6,887||13.2||-3.6|
|Total valid votes||52,016||100.0|
Ontario (Oakville South)
|Ontario general election, 1985|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry O'Connor||14,265||41.7|
|New Democratic||Kevin Flynn||4,390||12.8|
|Total valid votes||34,241||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 1987|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry O'Connor||11,950||40.3||-1.4|
|New Democratic||Tim Cooper||3,080||10.4||-2.4|
|Total valid votes||29,628||100.0|
In 1993, O'Connor was appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He is also a Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and the Nunavut Court of Justice.
- "Three seek Tory ticket". Acton Free Press. 2 February 1972. p. 1. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Tyler, Tracey (15 September 1987). "Conservative clings to seat in Liberal landslide". Toronto Star. p. 3. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- "Orders in Council P.C. 1993-1267, 1997-1804 and 2011-0071 (appointments to positions)". 10 June 1993. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Judges of the Superior Court of Justice by Region". Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Terry O'Connor (Canadian politician) - Parliament of Canada biography
- Ontario Legislative Assembly Parliamentarian History