- Thomas Michael McMillan
McMillan was first elected to the
Canadian House of Commonsin the 1979 general election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliamentfor Hillsborough, Prince Edward Island. He was re-elected in the 1980 and 1984 elections. He served as Deputy House Leaderfrom 1983 to 1984 under Leader of the Opposition Brian Mulroney.
Following the Tory landslide in the 1984 general election, Mulroney appointed McMillan to Cabinet as Minister of State for tourism. A year later, McMillan was named Minister of the Environment, replacing the controversial
Suzanne Blais-Grenier. McMillan maintained a much lower profile than his bombastic predecessor.
McMillan remained Environment minister until he was defeated in the 1988 general election due to opposition to the
Canada-US Free Trade Agreementamong his constituents. He maintained his involvement in politics, and attempted unsuccessfully to regain his seat in the 1993 general election. He again attempted a comeback in the 1997 general election, this time in the riding of Peterborough, Ontario, but came in third place behind Liberal candidate Peter Adamsand the Reform Party's Nancy Branscombe.
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=14392&s=M Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament]
Member of Parliamentfrom Hillsborough
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