Bruce Stanton

Ronald Bruce Stanton MP (born December 20, 1957) is a Canadian politician and the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North. He ran as a member of the Conservative Party in the 2006 federal election and won with 40.44% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2008 beating Liberal Steve Clarke by 11,658 votes. He won again in 2011 with 54.44% of the vote. He was re-elected again on October 19, 2015. He was named the 49th Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on December 4, 2015, and subsequently appointed Deputy Speaker for the 43rd Canadian Parliament. The Deputy Speaker is vested with the powers of the Speaker when he or she is absent from the House of Commons.

Bruce Stanton

Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
Assumed office
December 4, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor General
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoe Comartin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Simcoe North
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded byPaul Devillers
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs
In office
3 February 2009  22 June 2011
MinisterChuck Strahl
John Duncan
Preceded byBarry Devolin
Succeeded byChris Warkentin
Personal details
Ronald Bruce Stanton

(1957-12-20) December 20, 1957
Orillia, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Heather Stanton
ResidencePort Stanton, Ontario
Professiontourism professional

Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, Stanton ran a family tourism business on Sparrow Lake that had been founded in 1884. He served as a board member of Resorts Ontario, Tourism Ontario, the Board of the Tourism Association of Canada, and the Huronia Tourist Association. For four years, he was a member of the Severn Township municipal council.

Electoral history

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeBruce Stanton24,83643.52-10.36$91,741.02
LiberalLiz Riley22,71839.81+20.56$74,044.17
New DemocraticRichard Banigan6,03710.58-9.85$3,879.75
GreenPeter Stubbins2,5434.46-1.4$11,996.03
No affiliation1Jacob Kearey-Moreland6181.08$2,744.47
Christian HeritageScott Whittaker3190.56-0.02$2,753.34
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,071100.0 $224,845.90
Total rejected ballots 189
Turnout 57,260
Eligible voters 86,859
Conservative hold Swing -15.46
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
1 Cooperative Interdependent
2011 federal election redistributed results[3]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic10,54020.43
  Christian Heritage3010.58
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeBruce Stanton31,58154.5+4.8
New DemocraticRichard Banigan11,51519.9+8.2
LiberalSteve Clarke11,09019.1-8.6
GreenValerie Powell3,4896.0-5.0
Christian HeritageAdrian Kooger3220.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,997 100.0
Total rejected ballots 161 0.3
Turnout 58,158 64.9
Eligible voters 89,588
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeBruce Stanton26,32849.7+9.3$84,616
LiberalSteve Clarke14,67027.7-10.7$87,766
New DemocraticRichard Banigan6,20711.7-2.4$6,265
GreenValerie Powell5,82011.0+5.0$26,424
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,025100.0$90,754

Note: Results are preliminary as of 18 October 2008.

2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ConservativeBruce Stanton23,26640.4+2.7
LiberalKaren Graham22,07838.4-5.0
New DemocraticJen Hill8,13214.1+2.8
GreenSandy Agnew3,4516.0-0.4
Christian HeritageAdrian Kooger6171.1+0.1
Total valid votes 57,544 100.0


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