Anthony Chisholm Abbott
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga
In office
1974–1979
Preceded byDon Blenkarn
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1976
Personal details
Born (1930-11-26) November 26, 1930 (age 90)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
RelationsDouglas Charles Abbott (father)
OccupationPolitician (former)

Anthony Chisholm Abbott, PC (born November 26, 1930) is a Canadian lawyer and former politician.

Born in Montreal, the son of Douglas Charles Abbott, Abbott was a lawyer by profession before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Mississauga, Ontario in the 1974 federal election.

In 1976, he was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. In 1977, he became Minister of State for Small Businesses. From 1978 until the defeat of the Trudeau government in the 1979 election, he was Minister of National Revenue.

Abbott lost his seat in the 1979 election. He attempted to return to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1988 federal election running in Eglinton—Lawrence, but was unsuccessful.

After his defeat, Abbott returned to the private sector serving as president of the Retail Council of Canada. From 1980 until 1988, he was based in London (UK) as the business advisor and legal counsel at the branch office of a major Canadian law firm.

Electoral record

1988 Canadian federal election: Eglinton—Lawrence
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joe Volpe 20,446 51.02 +8.04 $33,611
Progressive Conservative Tony Abbott 12,400 30.94 −9.35 $26,187
New Democratic Vittoria Levi 6,241 15.57 +0.68 $16,036
Libertarian Sandor L. Hegedus 538 1.34 +0.51 $0
Communist Geoffrey da Silva 208 0.52 +0.02 $357
Revolutionary
Workers League
Margaret Manwaring 123 0.31 $776
Commonwealth of Canada James Felicioni 122 0.30 $67
Total valid votes 40,078 100.00
Total rejected ballots 565
Turnout 40,643 74.76
Electors on the lists 54,362
1974 Canadian federal election: Mississauga
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tony Abbott 38,517 44.16
Progressive Conservative Don Blenkarn 34,080 39.08
New Democratic David Busby 14,276 16.37
Independent Richard C. Darwin 227 0.26
Marxist–Leninist David Starbuck 113 0.13
Total valid votes 87,213 100.00
Total rejected ballots 279
Turnout 87,492 73.58
Electors on the lists 118,909

References

Political offices Preceded byBryce Stuart Mackasey Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs 1976–1977 Succeeded byWarren Allmand ' Minister of State (Small Businesses) 1977–1978 ' Preceded byJoseph-Philippe Guay Minister of National Revenue 1978–1979 Succeeded byWalter Baker