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Michael Wilson

Politician
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Born Nov 4, 1937

Michael Holcombe Wilson, PC, CC is a Canadian diplomat, politician and business leader. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wilson attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of Toronto where he joined The Kappa Alpha Society. He was a Bay Street investment executive when he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament in the 1979 general election.… Read More

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  • Do People Learn Nouns Or Verbs More Easily?
    Huffington Post - Nov 01, 2013
  • Canada’s Telecom Arrogance
    Financial Post - Aug 12, 2013
  • Lawmakers In New York Tied To Bribery Plot In Mayor Race New York Times
    Google News - Apr 03, 2013
  • Pressure Building To Turn Lights On In New York
    NPR - Nov 14, 2012

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1937 Birth Born on November 4, 1937.

FORTIES

1979 41 Years Old Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wilson attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of Toronto where he joined The Kappa Alpha Society. He was a Bay Street investment executive when he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament in the 1979 general election. … Read More
1983 45 Years Old Wilson was a candidate at the 1983 Progressive Conservative leadership convention. … Read More
1984 46 Years Old Mulroney appointed Wilson Minister of Finance when the party formed a government after the 1984 election.

FIFTIES

1990 52 Years Old He reformed the tax system to broaden the tax base and lower tax rates, removing many special tax provisions, and helped negotiate the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement. Wilson also introduced the Goods and Services Tax in 1990, a tax which is widely credited as having helped bring the Federal government back into surplus.
1991 53 Years Old In 1991, after seven years as Minister of Finance, Wilson became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister of International Trade. … Read More
1993 55 Years Old Wilson was not a candidate in the 1993 election, and returned to Bay Street to head his own consulting and financial services firm. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In recent years he has become a spokesman for a lobby group promoting public–private partnership. He was Chairman of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. In September 2003, Wilson was installed as chancellor of Trinity College. … Read More
2006 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 February 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Wilson as Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America.
2008 70 Years Old In March 2008, it was alleged that Wilson told the Canadian media that US Presidential candidate Barack Obama was not serious about his promise to opt out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). … Read More
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