Ron McKinnon, a long-time political blogger and regular campaign volunteer, was elected to the House of Commons to represent Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, on October 19, 2015. Ron has been active in politics for many years – including as a Liberal candidate for the 2008 federal election and for Port Coquitlam City Council in 2011. Passionate about promoting and protecting human rights, both at home and abroad, Ron has been an active member in the local chapter of Amnesty International for many years.
As an ardent advocate of electoral reform, Ron has studied alternate voting systems. He has a good understanding of the different options to reform the voting process and how members of the House of Commons are elected. Ron is also keenly interested in his community’s cultural scene, and serves as Director and Vice President of the Evergreen Cultural Centre Society – a community arts and cultural activities organization responsible for operating Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. As a successful business owner and computer systems analyst, Ron provided document management systems consulting and development services to major firms in Canada, the US, and overseas.
In the 1970s, Ron also worked as a meteorological technician for Environment Canada’s Atmospheric Environment Service. Ron has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, and an honours diploma in Computer Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is married to Christine and has two daughters, Sarah and Katherine.
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