Ronald Bruce Stanton MP (born December 20, 1957) is a Canadian politician and the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North. He ran as a member of the Conservative Party in the 2006 federal election and won with 40.44% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2008 beating Liberal Steve Clarke by 11,658 votes. He won again in 2011 with 54.44% of the vote. He was re-elected again on October 19, 2015. He was named the 49th Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on December 4, 2015, and subsequently appointed Deputy Speaker for the 43rd Canadian Parliament. The Deputy Speaker is vested with the powers of the Speaker when he or she is absent from the House of Commons.

Bruce Stanton

Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
Assumed office
December 4, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor General
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoe Comartin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Simcoe North
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded byPaul Devillers
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs
In office
3 February 2009 – 22 June 2011
MinisterChuck Strahl
John Duncan
Preceded byBarry Devolin
Succeeded byChris Warkentin
Personal details
Born
Ronald Bruce Stanton

(1957-12-20) December 20, 1957 (age 62)
Orillia, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Heather Stanton
ResidencePort Stanton, Ontario
Professiontourism professional

Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, Stanton ran a family tourism business on Sparrow Lake that had been founded in 1884. He served as a board member of Resorts Ontario, Tourism Ontario, the Board of the Tourism Association of Canada, and the Huronia Tourist Association. For four years, he was a member of the Severn Township municipal council.

Electoral historyEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bruce Stanton 24,836 43.52 -10.36 $91,741.02
Liberal Liz Riley 22,718 39.81 +20.56 $74,044.17
New Democratic Richard Banigan 6,037 10.58 -9.85 $3,879.75
Green Peter Stubbins 2,543 4.46 -1.4 $11,996.03
No affiliation1 Jacob Kearey-Moreland 618 1.08 $2,744.47
Christian Heritage Scott Whittaker 319 0.56 -0.02 $2,753.34
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,071 100.0   $224,845.90
Total rejected ballots 189
Turnout 57,260
Eligible voters 86,859
Conservative hold Swing -15.46
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
1 Cooperative Interdependent
2011 federal election redistributed results[3]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 27,796 53.88
  New Democratic 10,540 20.43
  Liberal 9,932 19.25
  Green 3,021 5.86
  Christian Heritage 301 0.58
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bruce Stanton 31,581 54.5 +4.8
New Democratic Richard Banigan 11,515 19.9 +8.2
Liberal Steve Clarke 11,090 19.1 -8.6
Green Valerie Powell 3,489 6.0 -5.0
Christian Heritage Adrian Kooger 322 0.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,997 100.0
Total rejected ballots 161 0.3
Turnout 58,158 64.9
Eligible voters 89,588
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bruce Stanton 26,328 49.7 +9.3 $84,616
Liberal Steve Clarke 14,670 27.7 -10.7 $87,766
New Democratic Richard Banigan 6,207 11.7 -2.4 $6,265
Green Valerie Powell 5,820 11.0 +5.0 $26,424
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,025 100.0 $90,754

Note: Results are preliminary as of 18 October 2008.

2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bruce Stanton 23,266 40.4 +2.7
Liberal Karen Graham 22,078 38.4 -5.0
New Democratic Jen Hill 8,132 14.1 +2.8
Green Sandy Agnew 3,451 6.0 -0.4
Christian Heritage Adrian Kooger 617 1.1 +0.1
Total valid votes 57,544 100.0

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