Jim Edwards

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This article is about the Canadian politician. For other people known as Jim Edwards, see James Edwards (disambiguation).

James Stewart "Jim" Edwards, PC (born 1936) is a former Canadian politician.

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1984 general election as a Progressive Conservative from Alberta. He served as a parliamentary secretary to several ministers in the government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Following Mulroney's resignation as PC leader and prime minister in 1993, Edwards was a candidate at the PC leadership convention held to choose a successor. He placed third.

He was appointed Chief Government Whip and President of the Treasury Board in the short lived cabinet of Prime Minister Kim Campbell. He lost his seat in that year's 1993 election that reduced the Tories to only two Members of Parliament in the House.

Edwards was the President and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton from 1998 to 2002 and served as the Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta from March 2002 to 2006.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Douglas Roche
Member of Parliament Edmonton South
1984–1988
Succeeded by
District Abolished
Preceded by
New District
Member of Parliament Edmonton Southwest
1988–1993
Succeeded by
Ian McClelland