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Encyclopedia > Al McLean

Hon. Allan Kenneth McLean (born March 20, 1937 in Barrie, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and was briefly speaker of the assembly before being forced out of office due to a scandal. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barrie, on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Barrie, Ontario (2003 population 121,248, metropolitan population 168,492) is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in south-central Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ...


McLean did not attend university. He worked as a farmer before entering politics, and eventually became a millionaire in hog production.


He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, defeating NDP candidate Fayne Bullen by about 3,500 votes in the riding of Simcoe East. He served as Deputy Whip of the PC party fromm 1983 to 1985, and was appointed a minister without portfolio and Chief Government Whip by Premier Frank Miller on February 8, 1985. William Daviss Progressive Conservatives finally won a majority government after winning only minorities in the 1975 and 1977 elections. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Simcoe East was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Minister without Portfolio is a government minister with no specific responsibilities. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the Canadian politician. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McLean's time as a cabinet minister was brief. He was re-elected over Bullen in the 1985 provincial election, but the Progressive Conservative Party was reduced to a fragile minority government provincially. He was re-appointed as a minister without portfolio responsible for Municipal Affairs and Housing on May 17, 1985, but the Miller government was defeated in the legislature one month later and McLean moved with his party to the opposition benches. Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... David Petersons Liberals, with support from Bob Raes New Democrats, form a minority government despite having fewer seats than Frank Millers Progressive Conservatives. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McLean was one of only seventeen PC members re-elected in the 1987 provincial election, defeating Liberal Butch Orser by fewer than 1,000 votes. In the 1990 provincial election, he defeated NDP candidate Dennis Bailey by only 740 votes. David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ...


The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the 1995 election, and on this occasion McLean defeated his nearest opponent by more than 14,000 votes. On September 26, 1995, he was chosen as speaker of the legislature. The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McLean was forced to resign as speaker on September 25, 1996, after he was accused of sexually harassing an employee. The specific accusations have never been published, but were understood to have been of a very serious nature. McLean had previously been involved in two other accusations of sexual harassment, one of which was resolved by a $2,000 payout. September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


A private report into the controversy supported the claims of McLean's accuser. McLean later attempted to use public monies to pay $150,000 in legal fees for himself and his accuser, but returned the money after his method of payment became public knowledge. He played only a minor role in the legislature after this controversy, and did not seek re-election in 1999. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Preceded by:
David Warner
1990-1995
Speaker of the
Ontario Legislature

1995-1996
Chris Stockwell
1996-1999

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Al McLean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
Allan Kenneth McLean (born March 20, 1937 in Barrie, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada.
McLean's time as a cabinet minister was brief.
McLean was one of only seventeen PC members elected in the 1987 provincial election, defeating Liberal Butch Orser by fewer than 1,000 votes.
American Pie (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3824 words)
Although McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Buddy Holly, none of the singers in the plane crash are identified by name in the song itself.
McLean may have been among those who blamed the song ("Sympathy for the Devil") for inciting the riot because of the Rolling Stones frequent allusions to alleged Satanic themes ; in this case, "Satan laughing with delight" may be Mick Jagger.
McLean not only gave permission for the parody, but also made a cameo appearance in its video.
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