Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ont. Politicians Mourn Former MPP Chris Stockwell, Dead of Cancer at 60

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ont. Politicians Mourn Former MPP Chris Stockwell, Dead of Cancer at 60

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Chris Stockwell, former MPP, dies at 60

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TORONTO - Politicians of all stripes paid tribute Sunday to Chris Stockwell, the former Etobicoke councillor, provincial cabinet minister and Speaker of the Ontario legislature who died of cancer at the age of 60.

Interim Progressive Conservative leader Vic Fedeli was among the first to comment on Stockwell's passing, tweeting Sunday evening that he was "very saddened" to hear the news.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory and former PC leader Tim Hudak were also among those tweeting their memories of Stockwell, as well as condolences to his family.

"I knew Chris Stockwell as a fiery, passionate person who brought life to the Ontario legislature," wrote Wynne. "I send my condolences to his family and friends."

Tory called Stockwell a "feisty and determined man," while Hudak called him a "great Speaker who couldn't be fooled, because he had broken every rule in the book many times himself."

After beginning his career in municipal politics in the former city of Etobicoke, Stockwell was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1990. …

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