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Gordon Benjamin Isnor (10 May 1885 – 17 March 1973) was a Canadian merchant and parliamentarian.

The Hon.

Gordon Benjamin Isnor
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Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halifax
In office
Serving with Robert Emmett Finn (1935–1940)
William Chisholm Macdonald (1940-1947)
John Dickey (1947-1950)
Preceded byFelix Patrick Quinn
William Anderson Black
Succeeded bySamuel Rosborough Balcom
Senator for Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
In office
Appointed byLouis St. Laurent
Personal details
Born(1885-05-10)10 May 1885
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Died17 March 1973(1973-03-17) (aged 87)
Political partyLiberal
CommitteesChair, Special Committee on War Expenditures and Economies (1946)
Chair, Standing Committee on Tourist Traffic (1955-1965)

A Liberal, he was elected four consecutive times to the House of Commons of Canada as the Member of Parliament representing the Nova Scotia electoral district of Halifax. He was first elected in the Canadian federal election of 1935, and was re-elected in 1940, 1945, and 1949.[1]

On 28 July 1955 he was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the recommendation of Louis St-Laurent, and represented the senatorial division of Halifax-Dartmouth until his death.[1]

Outside of his political life, Isnor was a successful Halifax businessman and operated a chain of clothing stores bearing his name in Nova Scotia. A street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was named after him, as well a senior citizens home in Halifax, the Gordon B. Isnor Manor.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gordon Benjamin Isnor – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ "Gordon B. Isnor seniors suffering in hot weather". CBC News. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2018.