Jim Abbott (Canadian politician) is confirmed dead at the age of 77.
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James Abbott

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kootenay—Columbia
In office
1997–2011
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byDavid Wilks
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1993–1997
Preceded bySid Parker
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born (1942-08-18) August 18, 1942 (age 77)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedJul 26, 2020
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Reform (1993-2000)
Canadian Alliance (2000-2003)
Spouse(s)Jeannette Bryce
ResidenceWasa, British Columbia
ProfessionBusinessman, manager
PortfolioParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
James Abbott, PC (August 18, 1942 - July 26, 2020) was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. Abbott was a member of the Reform Party from 1993 to 2000 and a member of the Canadian Alliance from 2000 to 2004. Originally representing the riding of Kootenay East, he has represented Kootenay—Columbia since the boundaries were redrawn, and the name changed, in 1997. Before retiring, Abbott was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation (Canada). On October 15, 2007, he was sworn in as a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, and as such is entitled to the style "The Honourable" for life.
On June 30, 2010, being the representative of Canada, he went to the inauguration of President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines.
Electoral record
2008 Canadian federal election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±%
Expenditures
Conservative
Jim Abbott
23,398
59.6%
+5.2
New Democratic
Leon R. Pendleton
8,892
22.6%
-3.3
Green
Ralph Moore
3,933
10.0%
+3.9
Liberal
Betty Aitchison
3,044
7.8%
-5.5
Total valid votes
100.00%
2006 Canadian federal election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±%
Expenditures
Conservative
Jim Abbott
22,181
54.4%
+2.4
$76,689.06
New Democratic
Brent Bush
10,560
25.9%
+2.1
$20.927.27
Liberal
Jhim Burwell
5,443
13.3%
-4.6
$8,240.83
Green
Clements Verhoeven
2,490
6.1%
-0.1
$3,632.47
Canadian Action
Thomas Frederick Sima
132
0.3%
N/A
Total valid votes
40,806
100.00%
Total rejected ballots
129
0.32%
Turnout
40,935
64.76%
2004 Canadian federal election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±%
Expenditures
Conservative
Jim Abbott
21,336
52.01%
$89,327
New Democratic
Brent Bush
9,772
23.82%
$32,311
Liberal
Ross Priest
7,351
17.92%
$36,595
Green
Carmen Gustafson
2,558
6.23%
Total valid votes
41,017
100.00%
Total rejected ballots
130
0.32%
Turnout
41,147
65.09%
2000 Canadian federal election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±%
Expenditures
Alliance
Jim Abbott
25,663
67.77%
$62,316
Liberal
Delvin R. Chatterson
5,581
14.73%
$18,971
New Democratic
Andrea Dunlop
3,297
8.70%
$3,732
Progressive Conservative
Jerry Pirie
2,165
5.71%
$340
Green
Jubilee Rose Cacaci
1,158
3.05%
Total valid votes
37,864
100.00%
Total rejected ballots
139
0.37%
Turnout
38,003
65.16%
1997 Canadian federal election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±%
Expenditures
Reform
Jim Abbott
22,387
61.91%
$49,956
Liberal
Mark Shmigelsky
6,373
17.62%
$28,560
New Democratic
Greg Edwards
5,133
14.19%
$29,778
Progressive Conservative
Mark Palmer
1,479
4.09%
$322
Green
Anna Rowe
786
2.17%
Total valid votes
36,158
100.00%
Total rejected ballots
131
0.36%
Turnout
36,289
64.90%
External links
Official site
How'd They Vote?: Jim Abbott's voting history and quotes
Jim Abbott – Parliament of Canada biography
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