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Ronald McKinnon MP (born August 8, 1951) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] He is a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Standing Committee on Health.

Ron McKinnon

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byJames Moore
Personal details
Born (1951-08-08) August 8, 1951 (age 68)
Political partyLiberal
ResidencePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
ProfessionComputer Systems Analyst

A supporter of electoral reform, McKinnon has proposed Canada adopting a ranked pairs voting system.[2]

In the 42nd Canadian Parliament McKinnon introduced Bill C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in the House of Commons on February 22, 2016. The bill amends the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to grant immunity for possession of controlled substances when someone calls for emergency medical assistance when someone is experiencing a drug overdose, so fear of arrest will not prevent people from seeking the necessary medical care.[3] The bill was adopted on May 4, 2017 with all parties supporting the bill.

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election: Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ron McKinnon 19,938 35.28 +27.02 $22,747.95
Conservative Douglas Horne 18,083 32.00 -23.53 $193,315.18
New Democratic Sara Norman 15,400 27.25 -3.72 $25,811.51
Green Brad Nickason 2,076 3.67 -0.66 $5,259.89
Libertarian Lewis Clarke Dahlby 1,014 1.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,511 100.00   $221,031.20
Total rejected ballots 287 0.51
Turnout 56,798 66.75
Eligible voters 85,122
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +25.27
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2008 Canadian federal election: Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Moore 25,535 54.61% +13.49% $76,521.14
New Democratic Zoë Royer 10,418 22.28% -0.78% $14,957.53
Liberal Ron McKinnon 6,918 14.79% -12.26% $32,213.85
Green Rod Brindamour 3,568 7.63% +4.29% $2,240.25
Libertarian Lewis Dahlby 321 0.69% +0.06%
Total valid votes 46,760
Total rejected ballots 168
Turnout 46,928 59.72% -3.47%
Conservative hold Swing +7.14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Judd, Amy. "Liberal Ron McKinnon elected in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam". globalnews.ca.
  2. ^ "McKinnon: This is the fairest method of voting". Ottawa Citizen. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ "'Good Samaritan' drug overdose immunity bill to be tabled today". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Official Voting Results - Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
  6. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.

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