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Grant Hill (politician)

The Honourable
Grant Hill
PC
Interim Leader of the Opposition
In office
January 9, 2004 – March 19, 2004
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Stephen Harper
Succeeded by Stephen Harper
Member of Parliament for Macleod
In office
January 17, 1994 – May 23, 2004
Preceded by Ken Hughes
Succeeded by Ted Menzies
Personal details
Born (1943-09-20) September 20, 1943
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Reform
Canadian Alliance
Conservative
Spouse(s) Sue
Children 7[1]
Residence Okotoks, Alberta
Profession Physician
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Grant Hill, PC (born September 20, 1943) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party of Canada (2004), and a former member of the Canadian Alliance (2000–2004) and the Reform Party of Canada (1993–2000).[2]

Life and career

From January to March 2004, he served as interim leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. However, he was not the party's official interim leader—that role went to Senator John Lynch-Staunton.

Hill was first elected as an Member of Parliament (MP) for the Reform Party of Canada in the 1993 general election. He attracted controversy when he claimed, as a medical doctor, that homosexuality was an unhealthy lifestyle. He was criticized by many other doctors, including fellow Reform (and later Liberal) MP Dr. Keith Martin.

He joined the Canadian Alliance when the Reform Party's successor was formed in 2000. In 2002, he was a candidate in the Canadian Alliance leadership election, placing fourth.

Hill has resumed his medical practice in Okotoks, Alberta. He is also well known for his collection of antique cars and his work in promoting car shows. He is married with a large family, and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hill did not run in the 2004 election.

Honours

On February 19, 2004 he was sworn in as a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, giving him the right to use the prenominal title "The Honourable" and the post-nominal letters "PC" for life.

References

  1. ^ Hudson, Rebecca. "Grant Hill: Latter-day Saint Runs for Canada's Second Highest Post". Meridian Magazine. Meridian Magazine. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Complete File - HILL, The Hon. Dr. Grant, P.C., M.D.". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
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