John MacDougall (Ontario politician)
John Alexander Frances MacDougall (born April 20, 1947 in Port Hood, Nova Scotia) is a former Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Timiskaming in the House of Commons of Canada from 1982 to 1993, as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Bruce Lonsdale|
|Succeeded by||Benoît Serré|
|Born||April 20, 1947|
Port Hood, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
On April 23, 1993, MacDougall became the centre of controversy when he made comments in the House of Commons attacking Sunera Thobani, the new head of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women:
Earlier today I learned that [Thobani] first is not a Canadian, and second does not have a work permit for this country. Does the Deputy Prime Minister believe that the taxpayers of Canada should be funding such an organization with an illegal immigrant as its head?
MacDougall did not run for reelection in the 1993 election.
- Irshad Manji, "Canada and the Asia-Pacific Promise: Hope, Hype and Reality" Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine. Couchiching Conference, 1997.