L. "Ernie" Eves
2002 Leadership Campaign
2002 Leadership Convention
(Printed by Eves' campaign to
honor retiring Premier Mike Harris)
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1946.06.17 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Progressive Conservative (PC).
15 April 2002 - 22 October 2003.
PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE (MPP):
2005.01.31 - Resigned - retired from elective politics.
2003.10.02 - Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey - Re-Elected.
2002.05.02 (By) - Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey - Elected.
2001.02.08 - Resigned to pursue private sector opportunities.
1999.06.03 - Parry Sound-Muskoka - Re-Elected.
1995.06.08 - Parry Sound - Re-Elected.
1990.09.06 - Parry Sound - Re-Elected.
1987.09.10 - Parry Sound - Re-Elected.
1985.05.02 - Parry Sound - Re-Elected.
1981.03.19 - Parry Sound - Elected.
Leader of the Opposition:
2003.10.22 - 2004.09.18.
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT:
Deputy Premier (1995.06.26 - 2001.02.08).
Minister of Finance (1995.06.26 - 2001.02.08).
Minister of Community and Social Services (1985.05.17 - 1985.06.26).
Minister of Skills Development (1985.03.22 - 1985.05.17).
Minister Responsible for Native Affairs (1985.03.22 - 1985.05.17).
Candidate for Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party,
March 2002. First ballot: 1st place (out of five candidates) with
4,257 weighted votes - 41.3%. Second ballot: Eves was elected Leader
(over three others) with 5,623 weighted votes - 54.6%.
Leader of the
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (March 2002 - September 2004).
The Ontario PC won 24 seats in the 2003 elections, a loss of 32
seats which reduced the party to Official Opposition status.