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David James McFadden : biography

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David James McFadden (born December 7, 1945) is a Canadian lawyer, businessman and former politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1987, as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Dianne Poole by 914 votes in Eglinton. The Progressive Conservatives won a minority government in this election, and McFadden briefly served as a backbench supporter of Frank Miller's administration before it was defeated in the house. In opposition, he served as his party's critic for Colleges and Universities, Technology and Trade. He lost to Dianne Poole in the 1987 election by 695 votes.

McFadden served as a director of the Toronto Board of Trade from 1993 to 2001, and is now a senior partner in the law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and chair of Gowlings' National Energy and Infrastructure Industry Group. In 2003, he was appointed by the Government of Canada to serve as a member of the Electric System Working Group, which examined the causes of a major power blackout in the Northeastern United States and Canada. McFadden has also served in numerous other positions in the Toronto business community.

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