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The Honourable Robert W. Runciman (born in Brockville, Ontario) is a veteran Canadian politician. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she 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. ...


He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1981 provincial election as a Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Leeds in eastern Ontario. He has been returned in each subsequent provincial election, and now represents the riding of Leeds--Grenville. The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... William Daviss Progressive Conservatives finally won a majority government after winning only minorities in the 1975 and 1977 elections. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Before going to Queen's Park, Runciman owned a local weekly newspaper, and sat as a municipal councillor in Brockville from 1972 to 1981. He also worked in production management in the chemical industry. Queens Park is an historic green space in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Runciman served as Minister of Government Services from February 8 to May 17, 1985, and as Minister of Consumer Relations from May 17 to June 26, 1985, in the short-lived cabinet of Ontario Premier Frank Miller. With the defeat of Miller's government on a vote of confidence, Runciman joined his party on the opposition benches. He was nearly defeated by Liberal Jim Jordan in the 1987 election, winning by only 198 votes. On all other occasions, he has been re-elected without difficulty. February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... 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. ... A Motion of Confidence is a motion of support proposed by a government in a parliament to give members of parliament a chance to register their confidence for a government by means of a parliamentary vote. ... Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ...


When the Tories returned to power in the 1995 election, Runciman became Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services in the government of Mike Harris, holding the position from June 26, 1995 to June 17, 1999. He championed privately-owned prisons during this period, and was criticized on one occasion for revealing the name of a young offender in the legislature. On June 17, 1999, he was moved to the portfolio of Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, and on February 8, 2001, was named Minister of Economic Development and Trade. The term Tory applied to the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... 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. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Ministry of Consumer and Business Services in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for government relations with citizens and businesses. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Runciman supported Ernie Eves's successful bid to succeed Harris as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 2002. On April 15, 2002, Eves re-appointed Runciman to the position of Minister of Public Safety and Security (as the position of Solicitor General became known in the period following the September 11, 2001 attacks). Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of suicide attacks against civilians of the United States conducted on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ...


Runciman returned to the opposition benches with the defeat of the Eves government in the 2003 election. He supported John Tory in the leadership election to succeed Eves. Tory won the contest, and, not having a seat in the legislature, named Runciman to the position of interim Leader of the Opposition in September 2004. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... John Tory, LL.B , BA (born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian businessman and leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. ... On January 23, 2004, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Ernie Eves announced his intention to step down as leader before the fall of 2004. ... An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader who is appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when there is a gap between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of his or her... The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Runciman holds strongly conservative views on matters such as criminal justice, he is not regarded as one of the more ideological members of his caucus. In recent years, he has played a significant role in his party's leadership transitions.


On May 17, 2005, Runciman was chastised for remarks he made about federal member of Parliament Belinda Stronach decision to cross the floor from the Conservative Party of Canada to the Liberal Party of Canada. Runciman said, "She sort of defined herself as something of a dipstick, an attractive one, but still a dipstick." May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Belinda Stronach The Honourable Belinda Stronach, PC , MP, (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right wing political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas current governing political party. ...


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