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John Cummins

Politician from Canada

John Cummins John Martin Cummins (born March 12, 1942) is a Canadian politician. He is currently the leader of the British Columbia Conservative Party. He was the Conservative Member of Parliament for the riding of Delta—Richmond East in British Columbia. Born in Georgetown, Ontario, he was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1993 election, as a Reform Party member. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000 (as a member of the Canadian Alliance), 2004, 2006, and 2008 (as a Conservative). Cummins obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario where he attended King's University College and a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia. Before entering politics, Cummins worked in the pulp and paper industry in Ontario, the oil fields of Alberta and on the construction of the Bennett hydroelectric dam in Northern BC. He taught school in the Northwest Territories and in the Peace River district of Northern Alberta, then spent fifteen years teaching in Delta, British Columbia. Cummins is also a commercial fisherman; he owned and operated commercial fishing boats in BC for over 20 years. As a Member of Parliament, Cummins served twice as party critic for Fisheries and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1942-03-12
Place of birth
Georgetown
Nationality
Canada

Political career

Party From To
Conservative Party of Canada
Reform Party of Canada
Canadian Alliance
British Columbia Conservative Party

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