Howard Hampton

Howard George Hampton (born May 17, 1952) is a politician who was a Member of Provincial Parliament for the province of Ontario. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, from 1987 to 1999 in the electoral district of Rainy River, and from 1999 to 2011 in the redistributed electoral district of Kenora—Rainy River. A member of the Ontario New Democratic Party, he was also the party's leader from 1996 to 2009. Hampton retired from the legislature at the 2011 Ontario provincial election[1] and subsequently joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as a member of the law firm's corporate social responsibility and aboriginal affairs groups.[2]

Howard Hampton
Leader of the Ontario NDP
In office
June 22, 1996  March 7, 2009
Preceded byBob Rae
Succeeded byAndrea Horwath
Ontario MPP
In office
1999–2011
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded bySarah Campbell
ConstituencyKenora—Rainy River
In office
1987–1999
Preceded byJack Pierce
Succeeded byRiding abolished
ConstituencyRainy River
Personal details
Born
Howard George Hampton

(1952-05-17) May 17, 1952 (age 69)
Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Shelley Martel
RelationsElie Martel, father-in-law
ChildrenSarah Hampton, Jonathan Hampton
ResidenceFort Frances and Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationLawyer

His wife, Shelley Martel, was also an MPP until 2007, representing Nickel Belt.[3]