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The Honourable
Allan McKinnon
Member of Parliament
for Victoria

In office
Preceded by David Groos
Succeeded by John Brewin
Personal details
Born (1917-01-11)11 January 1917
Canora, Saskatchewan
Died 19 September 1990(1990-09-19) (aged 73)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession Teacher

Allan Bruce McKinnon, PC, MC, CD, (11 January 1917 – 19 September 1990) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Canora, Saskatchewan, he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery and was officer with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. In 1945, he was awarded the Military Cross. After the war, he remained in the Canadian Army. He retired with the rank of major in 1965 and settled in Victoria, British Columbia. He then taught at Sangster Elementary School in Colwood. From 1968 to 1972, he was a trustee and later chairman of the Victoria School Board.

McKinnon was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 federal election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Victoria, British Columbia. He was re-elected on four successive occasions, and served from 1979 to 1980 as Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs in the short-lived minority government of Joe Clark.

McKinnon retired from politics at the 1988 federal election. He died at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia in 1990 due to cancer.[1]


  1. The Canadian Press (21 September 1990). "Obituary / Allan McKinnon / Former MP for Victoria served as defence minister". The Globe and Mail. p. A15. 

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