Grant Hill (politician)

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Grant Hill

Leader of the Opposition
In office
January 9, 2004 – March 19, 2004
Preceded byStephen Harper
Succeeded byStephen Harper
Member of Parliament for Macleod
In office
October 25, 1993 – June 28, 2004
Preceded byKen Hughes
Succeeded byTed Menzies
Personal details
Born (1943-09-20) September 20, 1943 (age 77)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Reform
Canadian Alliance
Spouse(s)Sue
Children7[1]
ResidenceOkotoks, Alberta
ProfessionPhysician

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[edit]

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 a 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,[3] placing fourth.[4]

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.[5]

Hill did not run in the 2004 election.

Honours[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson, Rebecca. "Grant Hill: Latter-day Saint Runs for Canada's Second Highest Post". Meridian Magazine. Meridian Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  2. ^ Grant Hill (politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ "Day supporters back Hill's leadership bid". CBC News. 18 December 2001. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Harper wins Alliance leadership". CBC News. 20 March 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  5. ^ Roy O. Prete. Canadian Mormons. Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2017. p. 236