Liberal Party of Canada
Art Eggleton has served the people of Canada and the city of Toronto in public office for over 35 years.
He was born, raised, and educated in Toronto where he worked as an accountant before being elected to City Council in 1969.
He served 22 years as a member of Toronto City Council and the Metropolitan Toronto Council, most of those years on the Executive Committees of both Councils. Between 1973 and 1980, he served as City Budget Chief, the member of Council responsible for financial matters. From 1980 to 1991, for 11 of those 22 years, he was Mayor of Toronto, the longest serving Mayor in the City’s history.
In addition, he served on the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Board of the Canadian National Exhibition, and numerous committees and task forces dealing with community issues.
In recognition of his service to the City, Mr. Eggleton received Toronto's highest honour, the Civic Award of Merit, in 1992.
Art Eggleton served 11 years in the House of Commons as the member for York Centre. First elected in 1993, he was soon thereafter appointed to Cabinet where he served in the following positions:
In his final 2 years in the House (2002-2004), he served as follows:
He also serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Skylink Group of Companies Inc. ( Toronto), and is the volunteer Chair of the Rebuilding Lives Campaign for St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto.
On March 24, 2005, Art Eggleton was appointed to the Senate of Canada. He currently serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology as well as its Subcommittee on Cities and is a member of the Standing Committee on National Finance.
Personal Website: http://senatorarteggleton.ca/ ( N.B. This site is not a part of the parliamentary Internet site )