Other Presiding Officers
of the House of Commons
Bruce Stanton, M.P.—Simcoe North
Appointment to the Chair
On June 6, 2011, Mr. Stanton was appointed Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole for the 41st Parliament.
Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, Mr. Stanton worked in his family’s tourism business which has been operating on Sparrow Lake for five generations, since 1884. He is also past-president of Bayview Wildwood Resorts Limited and The Cottages at Port Stanton, on Sparrow Lake. Throughout his career, he served on the boards of several tourism organizations, including the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), Resorts Ontario, and Tourism Ontario.
Mr. Stanton also served as a councillor for the Township of Severn, as a member of the Rotary Clubs of Orillia and Washago and on the board of the Orillia Community Futures Development Corporation.
He and his wife Heather live near Coldwater, Ontario, with their two daughters, Valerie and Lauren. Mr. Stanton also has two adult children.
Mr. Stanton was first elected to the House of Commons as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, in January 2006. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011.
During the 40th Parliament, he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. He also served on the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, as well as the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.