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Mike Wallace (politician)

Michael L. Wallace
Member of Parliament
for Burlington
In office
Preceded by Paddy Torsney
Succeeded by Karina Gould
Chair of the Standing Committee on
In office
February 4, 2013 – 2015
Minister Rob Nicholson
Peter MacKay
Preceded by Dave MacKenzie
Personal details
Born ( 1963-09-03) September 3, 1963
Brockville, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Caroline Wallace
Residence Burlington, Ontario
Profession Burlington City Council

Michael L. Wallace (born September 3, 1963 in Brockville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, representing the electoral district of Burlington from 2006 to 2015 in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

He was first elected to Burlington City Council in the fall of 1994, representing the southeast area of Burlington, now Ward 5. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, and 2003. Before running for councillor, Wallace graduated from the University of Guelph, majoring in economics and political science.

Wallace was nominated as the candidate for the newly formed Conservative Party for the 2004 federal election, running against long-time Liberal incumbent Paddy Torsney. A last-minute resurgence in Liberal support across Ontario resulted in a 4,000-vote victory for Torsney.

Wallace did not resign as councillor for the 2004 federal election and continued to represent Ward 5.

Conservative MP

Mike Wallace represents Burlington in the Canadian House of Commons.

Mike Wallace's MP Constituency Office is on the 2nd level of the Burlington Mall at the corner of Guelph Line and Fairview Street.

Bio: Mike is a graduate of the University of Guelph, majoring in Economics and Political Science. Mike moved to Burlington with his wife Caroline in 1987 with his two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay. Mike was elected to Burlington City Council in 1994, re-elected in 1997, 2000 and 2003 then elected as the federal MP for Burlington in 2006. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

Mike’s work on the Hill includes being the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He also chairs the Conservative Marine Caucus and is part of the inter-party Steel Caucus. Mike is also on the executive of the Canada Japan Parliamentary Association as well as on the board of the Canada Ukraine Friendship group.

In 2015, Wallace was severely criticized for his lacklustre effort in lobbying Stephen Harper's government to defend the human rights of teacher Neil Bantleman, a constituent falsely accused and ultimately acquitted of child sex-abuse charges in Indonesia. As a result of Wallace's inaction, Bantleman had to write an open letter to Harper on his own behalf - to no avail.[1][2]

He ran for reelection in 2015 and was defeated by Karina Gould. [3]


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External links

  • Mike Wallace MP website
  • Burlington Conservative Association website
  • Mike Wallace – Parliament of Canada biography
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