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Leonard Donald "Len" Hopkins (June 12, 1930 – February 6, 2007) was a Canadian politician and member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Leonard Donald Hopkins
Member of Parliament for Renfrew North
In office
Preceded byJames Forgie
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of Parliament for Renfrew North—Nipissing East
In office
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of Parliament for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
In office
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byHec Clouthier
Personal details
BornJune 12, 1930
Argyle, Ontario, Canada
DiedFebruary 6, 2007(2007-02-06) (aged 76)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionSchool principal, teacher


Born in Argyle, Ontario, Hopkins was educated at the Ryerson Institute of Technology, the North Bay Teacher's College, as well as receiving a B.A. from Queen's University and a teacher's certificate from the Ontario College of Education at the University of Toronto.[1] He was a teacher and school principal and served on the municipal council for Petawawa Township from 1963 to 1965.

Hopkins represented the electoral districts of Renfrew North from 1965 to 1972, Renfrew North—Nipissing East from 1972 to 1979 and Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke from 1979 to 1997, in the House of Commons of Canada.

He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources from 1972 to 1975 and the Minister of National Defence in 1984. He "battled his own party"[2] over the Canadian gun registry.

Hopkins died on February 6, 2007 in the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, aged 76.[2] He had suffered a series of cardiac setbacks. His death was attributed to pneumonia.


  1. ^ "Canadian Who's Who". 1997. |contribution= ignored (help)
  2. ^ a b Casey, Donna. "32-year Liberal MP, 'superb' Valley politician dies". Ottawa Sun.

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