Stan Darling

Stan Darling (July 16, 1911 – April 11, 2004) was a Canadian politician.

Stan Darling
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Parry Sound—Muskoka
In office
Preceded byGordon Aiken
Succeeded byAndy Mitchell
Personal details
Born(1911-07-16)July 16, 1911
Callander, Ontario, Canada
DiedApril 11, 2004(2004-04-11) (aged 92)
Political partyProgressive Conservative


Born in Callander, Ontario, Stan Darling moved to Burk's Falls and founded Stan Darling Insurance Inc. in 1938. He was elected to the Burk's Falls City Council in 1942. He was a councilor for 4 years and reeve for 26 years.[1]

In the 1953 federal election, he ran unsuccessfully as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Parry Sound—Muskoka. He was elected in the 1972 federal election. He was re-elected five more times in 1974, 1979, 1980, 1984, and 1988.

His memoirs, The Darling diaries: Memoirs of a Political Career (Dundurn Press, ISBN 1-55002-253-9), written with Beth Slaney, was published in 1995.

In 2000, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians, awarded to a former parliamentarian "who has made an outstanding contribution to the country and its democratic institutions."[2]


  1. ^ Canadian Press (April 14, 2004). "Stan Darling: Former Ontario MP served riding for six terms". p. R7.
  2. ^ Distinguished Service Award Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. Retrieved 2011-01-19.

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