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Jerry Ouellette (born January 30, 1959 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1995, representing the riding of Oshawa for the Progressive Conservative Party. Ouellette was briefly a cabinet minister in the government of Ernie Eves. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Oshawa ( 2001 population 139,051, metropolitan population 296,298) is a city on Lake Ontario located roughly 50 kilometres east of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 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. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oshawa is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... 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. ...


Ouellette was educated at Durham College in Business Administration. Before entering public life, he managed a lumber operation and a national consulting firm. Ouellette is a former member of the Governing Board of Durham College, and a member of the Oshawa Naval Veterans Association. Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is a community college in Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ...


Ouellette was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1995, defeating incumbent New Democrat Allan Pilkey in Oshawa by about 8000 votes. Ouellette's victory was seen as indicative of a broader provincial shift, with a number of working-class ridings shifting from the NDP to the Tories. Ouellette was re-elected by about 7000 votes over Liberal Chris Topple in the 1999 provincial election, with the NDP falling to third place. Bob Raes Ontario New Democratic Party government was defeated by voters, who are angry at the mistakes made by the inexperienced NDP, and frustrated by rising taxes and unemployment. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Allan Pilkey is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario general election of 1999 was held in the Canadian province of Ontario in the late spring of 1999. ...


Ouellette supported Ernie Eves in the Progressive Conservative Party's 2002 leadership convention, and on April 15, 2002 was appointed Ontario Minister of Natural Resources. In this capacity, he was generally regarded as an ally of the province's hunting community (he appeared in a television ad for the National Rifle Association before joining cabinet) and was opposed by many environmentalists. His attempt to designate the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site as a "recreational reserve" was especially controversial. 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. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is an organization for gun owners advocacy in the United States. ...


In the 2003 provincial election, Ouellette faced a credible challenge from NDP candidate Sid Ryan, but retained his seat by 1019 votes. The Progressive Conservatives lost the election, and Ouellette moved to the opposition benches. The province of Ontario, Canada conducted a general election on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. ... Patrick Cyril (Sid) Ryan (born in Dublin, Ireland) is a Canadian labour union leader and politician. ...


In 2004, he endorsed Frank Klees's unsuccessful bid to replace Eves as Tory leader. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951 in Stuttgart, West Germany) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


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Jerry Ouellette (born January 30, 1959 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Ouellette was briefly a cabinet minister in the government of Ernie Eves.
Ouellette's victory was seen as indicative of a broader provincial shift, with a number of working-class ridings shifting from the NDP to the Tories.
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