René Soetens Politician
René John Soetens (born 7 September 1948) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993. His background was in business and sales. Rene was elected to Town of Ajax Council in 1980 and re-elected 1982 and 1985. He was elected in the 1988 federal election at the Ontario electoral district for the Progressive Conservative party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Dan McTeague of the Liberal Party in the 1993 federal election. Soetens also made an unsuccessful bid to return to national Parliament in the 2004 federal election at the Ajax—Pickering electoral district. He is president and owner of Con-Test, a national certification company specializing in the testing of controlled environments found in research facilities, hospitals, pharmaceutical drug manufacturing and associated cleanrooms.
|Date of birth|
|September 7th, 1948|
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party with a centre-right stance on economic issues and, after the 1970s, a centrist stance on social issues. The party began as the Conservative Party in 1867, becoming Canada's first governing party under Sir John A. Macdonald, and for years was either the governing party or the largest opposition party. The party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in late 1942. In 2003, the party membership voted to dissolve the party and join the new Conservative Party of Canada being formed with the members of the Canadian Alliance. One member of the Senate of Canada who opposed the merger now sits as an "Independent Progressive Conservative". The conservative parties in most Canadian provinces still use the Progressive Conservative name. Some PC Party members formed the new Progressive Canadian Party, which has attracted only marginal support.