Jim Wilson was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in September 1990 when he began to make his mark as a strong local advocate for his constituents. His strength as a strong supporter of local concerns was revealed after his first election when he became well-known across Ontario for his fight to expand dialysis treatment, which resulted in the establishment of satellite clinics in Collingwood and Alliston.Jim has championed several local projects, including: helping to restore birthing services at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, fighting to re-start the Highway 26 re-development from Stayner to Collingwood, approving the last major expansion of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, saving the homestead of Sir Frederick Banting, and restoring medical laboratory services in Stayner, Tottenham and Elmvale and winning an expansion of services in Wasaga Beach. He is also an ardent supporter of local farmers and our rich agricultural heritage.
At Queen's Park, Jim has served his province as Minister of Health, Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of the Environment. He currently serves as House Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. Jim was raised in Alliston and lives in Wasaga Beach. His family has lived in Simcoe-Grey for more than 200 years.