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Gary Carr (born August 14, 1955) is a politician in Ontario, Canadamarker. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and served in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal from 2004 to early 2006. Gary Carr is currently the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Haltonmarker.

Carr has a certificate in Business Administration from Ryerson Universitymarker, and was a businessman and sales manager in the transportation industry before entering public life. He continued his education as a politician, and received an MBA from Athabasca Universitymarker in 2002. Carr also played professional ice hockey for five years in the farm teams of the Boston Bruins and Quebec Nordiques. In 1975, he was a Memorial Cup champion as a member of the Toronto Marlboros.

Carr was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1990, defeating incumbent Liberal Doug Carrothers by 108 votes in the riding of Oakville. From 1993 to 1995, he was his party's Deputy House Leader.

The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government under Mike Harris in the provincial election of 1995, and Carr was easily re-elected. He was passed over for a cabinet position, however, and served as parliamentary assistant to the Solicitor-General for the next four years.

Carr was again re-elected in the provincial election of 1999, defeating Liberal Kevin Flynn by over 13,000 votes. He was chosen as Speaker of the legislature on October 20, 1999, and held this position for the entirety of the parliament which followed.

Like his predecessor Chris Stockwell, Carr was known as an impartial Speaker who was willing to criticize his own government. In 2003, he alienated several members of the Progressive Conservative Party by ruling that the government of Ernie Eves had committed a prima facie act of contempt against the legislature by holding its budget announcement at the headquarters of Magna International, rather than in the legislature itself. He was critical of the direction taken by the Progressive Conservative Party in this period, and did not seek re-election in 2003. He left politics and briefly coached the London Racers hockey team in Londonmarker, UKmarker.

In 2004 Carr defeated Conservative candidate Dean Martin to win the riding of Halton. Carr was defeated in the 2006 election.

Gary Carr was elected as Chair of Halton Regionmarker on November 13, 2006. Carr overwhelmingly defeated former Halton Region CAO Brent Marshall who resigned from his position as CAO to run against Carr. Carr was sworn in as the Regional Chairman on December 6, 2006.

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