Biography

Jim Wilson was first elected to the Ontario Legislature  in 1990 and has been returned in seven subsequent General Elections to represent the people of Simcoe West and, since redistribution in 1999, the riding of Simcoe-Grey. On September 24, 2020 Mr. Wilson announced that he will not be a candidate when Ontarians next go to the polls.

Jim is a strong  supporter of patient concerns and earned a province-wide reputation for advocating on their behalf after his first election when he led the fight to expand dialysis treatment, resulting in the establishment of 34 satellite clinics across Ontario including in Collingwood and Alliston in his riding.

As MPP Jim has championed many local projects including: the restoration of birthing services at Stevenson Memorial Hospital; the redevelopment of Highway 26 from Stayner to Collingwood; operational funding for Hospice Georgian Triangle and Matthews House Hospice; financial assistance to Blue Mountains
apple growers after the F2 tornado; stopping 500 foot industrial wind turbines from being built beside the Collingwood Airport and Clearview Aerodrome; bringing to a halt the development of a major garbage dump in Adjala-Tosorontio; and restoring medical laboratory services in Stayner, Tottenham and Elmvale, along with winning an expansion of services in Wasaga Beach and Tottenham, to name a few.

Among Jim’s top priorities is working with the government to ensure the redevelopment of both the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Alliston's Stevenson Memorial Hospital. He continues the fight to obtain further funding for long-term care and local schools.  And he supports efforts to secure a high school for Wasaga Beach.  Jim is an ardent champion of local farmers and is proud to work on their behalf. He is also pleased to support Wasaga Beach in its efforts to renew the beachfront.

At Queen's Park, Jim has served as Ontario's Minister of Health; Minister of Energy, Science and Technology; Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Raised in Alliston and a resident of Wasaga Beach, Jim is proud to serve as the Member of Provincial Parliament representing the residents of Simcoe-Grey.

 

 

 

 

 


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