Julian Reed

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Julian Reed

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halton
In office
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded byGary Carr
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halton—Peel
In office
Preceded byGarth Turner
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded byDon Knight
Personal details
Born (1936-01-27) January 27, 1936 (age 83)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyOntario Liberal Party, 1975-1985
Liberal Party of Canada, 1993-2004
OccupationFarmer, actor

Julian Alexander Arnott Reed (born January 27, 1936) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1985 representing the riding of Halton—Burlington, he was also a Federal Liberal MP in the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 2004.


He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, he worked as a farmer, and was also a professional actor.

Provincial politics[edit]

Reed was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1975 provincial election as a member of the Ontario Liberal Party, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Gary Dawkins by 463 votes in Halton—Burlington,[1] he was re-elected in the elections of 1977 and 1981.[2][3] The Progressive Conservatives were the governing party in Ontario throughout this period, and Reed served for ten years as a member of the opposition, he did not seek re-election in 1985.

Federal politics[edit]

He returned to political life in the 1993 federal election, defeating Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Garth Turner by 3,991 votes in Halton—Peel,[4] he was re-elected by greater margins in the 1997 and 2000 campaigns.[5][6][7] He served as a backbench supporter of the Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin administrations, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade from 1997 to 1998 and to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 1999. Reed did not seek re-election in 2004.

Later life[edit]

Reed was a supporter of renewable energy throughout his political career, and was the keynote speaker at a 2002 meeting of the Canadian Solar Industries Association.


  1. ^ "Table of vote results for all Ontario ridings". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 1975. p. C12.
  2. ^ "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9.
  3. ^ Canadian Press (March 20, 1981). "Winds of change, sea of security". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22.
  4. ^ "Results may be more complete than as published Riding-by-riding results from across Canada Ontario Algoma". Toronto Star. October 26, 1993. p. B10.
  5. ^ Hill, Tony L. (2002). Canadian politics, riding by riding: an in-depth analysis of Canada's 301 federal electoral districts. p. 236. ISBN 9780972343602.
  6. ^ "Final Results Riding by Riding". Calgary Herald. June 4, 1997. p. A5.
  7. ^ "Election Results". Star - Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. November 28, 2000. p. A8.

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