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The Hon. Garth Turner, P.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1949-03-14

Place of Birth:  Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  author, journalist, columnist, teacher

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,794 days (7 years, 7 months, 24 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Halton--Peel Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Halton Conservative Party of Canada 2006-01-23 Elected
Halton Liberal Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Defeated
Halton--Peel Progressive Conservative Party 1993-10-25 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24
Liberal Party of Canada 2007-02-06 - 2008-10-13
Independent 2006-10-18 - 2007-02-05
Conservative Party of Canada 2006-01-23 - 2006-10-17
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of National Revenue 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Subcommittee on Bill C-28 of the Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Government Operations Chair 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Official Languages Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Energy, Mines and Resources Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 -  )
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Treasury Board and Special Committee of Council Member 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Great-grandfather Ebenezer Vining Bodwell
(M.P.)
1827-04-30 1889-10-18

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

2015 revised: after the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Rev. and updated. Toronto: Key Porter Books; xii, 143 p. 1996

And we all lived happily ever after. Canadian Business. 68 (10):13 Oct. 1995

Garth Turner's RRSP guide. Toronto: Key Porter Books; Annual 1996-

How Paul Martin wants to stick it to Gen X. Canadian Business. 70 (6):115 May 1997

The insane drain of corporate taxes. Canadian Business. 68 (11):15 Nov. 1995

After the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; x, 139 p. 1995

Buying stock? Have fun. But don't throw caution to the winds. Investor's Digest of Canada. 35 (11):342 June 6, 2003

Garth Turner's real estate guide. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 133 p. c1987

The little book of real estate wisdom. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 128 p. c2002

A private cure for public health care. Canadian Business. 69 (1):13 Jan. 1996

An idea whose time has gone. Canadian Business. 69 (2):15 Feb. 1996

GST: the goods and services tax: a taxpayer's guide to the proposed tax. Ottawa: Garth Turner; 20 p. [1989]

Boom, bust and … ka-booooom!. Canadian Business. 70 (1):87 Jan. 1997

There oughta be a law against Canada's deficits. Canadian Business. 69 (6):99 May 1996

2015: after the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; x, 139 p. 1995

After the crash: how to guard your money in these turbulent times. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 240 p. 2009

Last post (privatization of Canada Post). Canadian Business. 69 (8): 67 July 1996

Sheeple: Caucus confidential in Stephen Harper's Ottawa. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 224 p. 2009

2020: new rules for the new age. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 280 p. 1999

One budget to go, hold the malaise. Canadian Business. 70 (2):91 Feb. 1997

The vanishing middle class and other leftist myths. Canadian Business. 69 (11):117 Sept. 1996

Let's get Ottawa out of our pensions. Canadian Business. 69 (4):125 Apr. 1996

Playing monopoly with workers' jobs. Canadian Business. 68 (13):15 Dec. 1995

Don't believe the balanced-budget bafflegab. Canadian Business. 70 (7):211 June 1997

Canadians and their money are not soon parted. Canadian Business. 70 (8): 51 July 1997

Can one man save Canada?. Canadian Business. 69 (14):113 Nov. 1996

A citizen's guide to the sales tax. Ottawa: Turner; 20 p. [1989]

The new rules of real estate. Canadian Business. 70 (12):91ff Sept. 26, 1997

Greater fool: the troubled future of real estate. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 220 p. 2008

High risk, high reward. Canadian Business. 70 (2): 2 ff Feb. 1997

A cure for investment phobia that's worse than the disease. Canadian Business. 70 (4):139 Apr. 1997

New, from the people who brought you the CPP... Canadian Business. 69 (15):147 Dec. 1996

Garth!, just what the hell is going on in Ottawa?. Orillia, Ont.: Hemlock Press; vi, 256 p. 1993

Is it time to retire Ottawa?. Canadian Business. 69 (7):199 June 1996

The double life of a gentleman farmer. Reader's Digest (Canadian). 131:103ff Aug. 1987

Betrayed: that's how thousands of Canadians feel about Finance Minister Michael Wilson's tax-reform proposals. Influence. 6 (7):18-21 Nov. 1987

We need jobs, not squalid politics. Canadian Business. 69 (12):127 Oct. 1996

The defence: guarding your money in uncertain times. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 245 p. 1998

Your financial rescue. Toronto: Toronto Sun Publishing Limited; 182 p. 1982

A citizen's guide to free trade. Ottawa: Garth Turner; [19] p. [1989?]

Money road: tools for the wild ride ahead. Toronto: Xurbia Books; 295 p. 2010

Why bother saving for your old age?. Canadian Business. 69 (10):67 Aug. 1996

Apocalypse, soon. Canadian Business. 68 (9):15 Sept. 1995

The strategy: a homeowner's guide to wealth creation. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 222 p. c1997

A pox on this new tax. Canadian Business. 70 (3):101 Mar. 1997

Garth Turner's survival guide: personal financial planning for Canadians. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 141 p c1988

It's the best of times, it's the... Canadian Business. 70 (11):109 Sept. 1997

The war against wealth. Canadian Business. 69 (3):15 Mar. 1996

Citizen's guide to a better environment. [Ottawa]: Garth Turner; 34 p. [1989?]

And now for Paul Martin's next trick... Canadian Business. 70 (10):77 Aug. 1997

The little book of financial wisdom. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 128 p. 2002

The double life of a gentleman farmer. Influence. 6 (3):44 Apr./May 1987

Avoiding the herd: economic trends and governments can rob you of your wealth. Here are some options for beating the odds. Atlantic Progress. 6 (2):27 Mar. 1999

Real wealth. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 181 p. c1986

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,794 days (7 years, 7 months, 24 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Halton--Peel Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Halton Conservative Party of Canada 2006-01-23 Elected
Halton Liberal Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Defeated
Halton--Peel Progressive Conservative Party 1993-10-25 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24
Liberal Party of Canada 2007-02-06 - 2008-10-13
Independent 2006-10-18 - 2007-02-05
Conservative Party of Canada 2006-01-23 - 2006-10-17
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of National Revenue 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Subcommittee on Bill C-28 of the Standing Committee on Finance Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Government Operations Chair 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Official Languages Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Energy, Mines and Resources Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 -  )
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Treasury Board and Special Committee of Council Member 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Great-grandfather Ebenezer Vining Bodwell
(M.P.)
1827-04-30 1889-10-18

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

2015 revised: after the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Rev. and updated. Toronto: Key Porter Books; xii, 143 p. 1996

And we all lived happily ever after. Canadian Business. 68 (10):13 Oct. 1995

Garth Turner's RRSP guide. Toronto: Key Porter Books; Annual 1996-

How Paul Martin wants to stick it to Gen X. Canadian Business. 70 (6):115 May 1997

The insane drain of corporate taxes. Canadian Business. 68 (11):15 Nov. 1995

After the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; x, 139 p. 1995

Buying stock? Have fun. But don't throw caution to the winds. Investor's Digest of Canada. 35 (11):342 June 6, 2003

Garth Turner's real estate guide. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 133 p. c1987

The little book of real estate wisdom. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 128 p. c2002

A private cure for public health care. Canadian Business. 69 (1):13 Jan. 1996

An idea whose time has gone. Canadian Business. 69 (2):15 Feb. 1996

GST: the goods and services tax: a taxpayer's guide to the proposed tax. Ottawa: Garth Turner; 20 p. [1989]

Boom, bust and … ka-booooom!. Canadian Business. 70 (1):87 Jan. 1997

There oughta be a law against Canada's deficits. Canadian Business. 69 (6):99 May 1996

2015: after the boom: how to prosper through the coming retirement crisis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; x, 139 p. 1995

After the crash: how to guard your money in these turbulent times. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 240 p. 2009

Last post (privatization of Canada Post). Canadian Business. 69 (8): 67 July 1996

Sheeple: Caucus confidential in Stephen Harper's Ottawa. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 224 p. 2009

2020: new rules for the new age. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 280 p. 1999

One budget to go, hold the malaise. Canadian Business. 70 (2):91 Feb. 1997

The vanishing middle class and other leftist myths. Canadian Business. 69 (11):117 Sept. 1996

Let's get Ottawa out of our pensions. Canadian Business. 69 (4):125 Apr. 1996

Playing monopoly with workers' jobs. Canadian Business. 68 (13):15 Dec. 1995

Don't believe the balanced-budget bafflegab. Canadian Business. 70 (7):211 June 1997

Canadians and their money are not soon parted. Canadian Business. 70 (8): 51 July 1997

Can one man save Canada?. Canadian Business. 69 (14):113 Nov. 1996

A citizen's guide to the sales tax. Ottawa: Turner; 20 p. [1989]

The new rules of real estate. Canadian Business. 70 (12):91ff Sept. 26, 1997

Greater fool: the troubled future of real estate. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 220 p. 2008

High risk, high reward. Canadian Business. 70 (2): 2 ff Feb. 1997

A cure for investment phobia that's worse than the disease. Canadian Business. 70 (4):139 Apr. 1997

New, from the people who brought you the CPP... Canadian Business. 69 (15):147 Dec. 1996

Garth!, just what the hell is going on in Ottawa?. Orillia, Ont.: Hemlock Press; vi, 256 p. 1993

Is it time to retire Ottawa?. Canadian Business. 69 (7):199 June 1996

The double life of a gentleman farmer. Reader's Digest (Canadian). 131:103ff Aug. 1987

Betrayed: that's how thousands of Canadians feel about Finance Minister Michael Wilson's tax-reform proposals. Influence. 6 (7):18-21 Nov. 1987

We need jobs, not squalid politics. Canadian Business. 69 (12):127 Oct. 1996

The defence: guarding your money in uncertain times. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 245 p. 1998

Your financial rescue. Toronto: Toronto Sun Publishing Limited; 182 p. 1982

A citizen's guide to free trade. Ottawa: Garth Turner; [19] p. [1989?]

Money road: tools for the wild ride ahead. Toronto: Xurbia Books; 295 p. 2010

Why bother saving for your old age?. Canadian Business. 69 (10):67 Aug. 1996

Apocalypse, soon. Canadian Business. 68 (9):15 Sept. 1995

The strategy: a homeowner's guide to wealth creation. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 222 p. c1997

A pox on this new tax. Canadian Business. 70 (3):101 Mar. 1997

Garth Turner's survival guide: personal financial planning for Canadians. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 141 p c1988

It's the best of times, it's the... Canadian Business. 70 (11):109 Sept. 1997

The war against wealth. Canadian Business. 69 (3):15 Mar. 1996

Citizen's guide to a better environment. [Ottawa]: Garth Turner; 34 p. [1989?]

And now for Paul Martin's next trick... Canadian Business. 70 (10):77 Aug. 1997

The little book of financial wisdom. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 128 p. 2002

The double life of a gentleman farmer. Influence. 6 (3):44 Apr./May 1987

Avoiding the herd: economic trends and governments can rob you of your wealth. Here are some options for beating the odds. Atlantic Progress. 6 (2):27 Mar. 1999

Real wealth. Toronto: Summerhill Press; 181 p. c1986