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Leslie Egerton Blackwell

In office
1943–1951
Preceded by Harold James Kirby
Succeeded by William James Dunlop

Born 1885
Political party Progressive Conservative

Leslie Egerton Blackwell (1885-?) was a Canadian politician.

A graduate of Osgoode Law School, Blackwell was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1943 election that brought George Drew's Ontario Progressive Conservative Party to power with a minority government. Blackwell, representing the Toronto riding of Eglinton, was immediately put into cabinet as Attorney-General. During Blackwell's term, he oversaw the passing into law of the Ontario Human Rights Code making the province the second jurisdiction in North America to implement such legislation (the first was New York State).

After Drew's departure from provincial politics, Blackwell ran in the 1949 provincial Tory leadership convention, placing second to Leslie Frost. He did not join Frost's cabinet and resigned his seat in the legislature the next year.

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