Bouma pays tribute to Bob Nixon
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July 19, 2018
Bouma pays tribute to former long-time Liberal MPP and Leader Bob Nixon in recognition of his 90th Birthday
QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Will Bouma payed tribute in the House today to long-time Liberal MPP Bob Nixon in recognition of his 90th birthday.
“Robert Fletcher Nixon, was born July 17, 1928 and on Tuesday of this week he turned 90 years old. The younger Nixon was elected leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1967 and led them through three provincial elections, the first two where the Liberals retained their standing as the second-largest party and official opposition in the legislature. Nixon resigned as party leader in 1976, and was succeeded by Stuart Smith after a leadership convention. Mr. Nixon remained a prominent member of the Liberal caucus after standing down from the party leadership, including two stints as interim opposition leader, and served as Provincial Treasurer and Deputy Premier in the government of David Peterson from 1985 to 1990. After leaving politics he took a term as the Official Agent for Ontario in the United Kingdom and then served as the Chair of Atomic Energy Canada”, Bouma stated, outlining Nixon’s involvement at Queen’s Park and beyond.
Bouma then went on to state his personal connection to Nixon.
“Truly, Bob is a great Canadian and a great Ontarian… since he has become a patient in my practise, Bob has become a friend and mentor”, Bouma lauded, acknowledging his friendship with Nixon.
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For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]