Bruce Stanton

Ronald Bruce Stanton MP (born December 20, 1957) is a Canadian politician who served as Member of Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North from 2006 to 2021. Stanton first ran as a member of the Conservative Party in the 2006 federal election and won with 40.44% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2008, obtaining 49.7% of the vote. He won again in 2011 with 54.44% of the vote. He was re-elected again in the 2015 federal election.. He was named the 49th Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on December 4, 2015, serving in this position in the 42nd Canadian Parliament and 43rd Canadian Parliament. The Deputy Speaker is vested with the powers of the Speaker when he or she is absent from the House of Commons.

Bruce Stanton
Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
In office
December 4, 2015  September 20, 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor General
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoe Comartin
Succeeded byChris d'Entremont
Member of Parliament
for Simcoe North
In office
January 23, 2006  September 20, 2021
Preceded byPaul Devillers
Succeeded byAdam Chambers
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs
In office
3 February 2009  22 June 2011
MinisterChuck Strahl
John Duncan
Preceded byBarry Devolin
Succeeded byChris Warkentin
Personal details
Born
Ronald Bruce Stanton

(1957-12-20) December 20, 1957 (age 64)
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Heather Stanton
ResidencePort Stanton, Ontario, Canada
Professiontourism professional

Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, Stanton ran a family tourism business on Sparrow Lake that had been founded in 1884. He served as a board member of Resorts Ontario, Tourism Ontario, the Board of the Tourism Association of Canada, and the Huronia Tourist Association. For four years, he was a member of the Severn Township municipal council.

On June 25, 2020, Stanton announced that he would not seek re-election for a sixth term as Simcoe North's Member of Parliament in the 2021 Canadian federal election. He was succeeded by Adam Chambers of the Conservative Party.[1][2]


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