Gary Carr's Biography

Gary Carr was a Professional Hockey Player. He played at Michigan State on a hockey scholarship and then returned to play for the Toronto Marlboros. He was the All Star goalie on the Memorial Cup Champion Marlboros in 1975.

Photo of Gary Carr, Regional Chair

Drafted by the Boston Bruins, He played 4 years in their farm system in the International and American Hockey Leagues. He then signed as a free agent with the Quebec Nordiques (now the Colorado Avalanche), where he played 2 more years in the American Hockey League.

Gary Carr has received a certificate in Business Administration from Ryerson University as well as an advanced graduate diploma in management from Athabasca in 1999. He also has received his MBA from Athabasca University in 2002.

Gary Carr was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1990 as the Member of the Provincial Parliament for the Riding of Oakville South. He was re-elected in 1995 and again in 1999 to represent the new riding of Oakville. He served as Deputy House Leader, Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General as well as serving on the Finance and Economic, Justice, and Public Accounts Committees. In October 1999 Mr. Carr was elected by his peers, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and held that position until November 2003.

Gary Carr was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Halton. He served as a member of the Special Caucus Committee on Immigration and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Most recently in 2010, Gary was elected by acclamation for a second term to the position of Regional Chair at Halton Region. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary has also served as a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

Gary Carr, Regional Chair
Halton Regional Centre
1151 Bronte Road Oakville ON L6M 3L1
Fax: 905-825-8273
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866)
E-mail: gary.carr@halton.ca