Jim Wilson was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1990.
At Queen’s Park, Jim has served as Ontario’s Minister of Health; Minister of Energy, Science and Technology; Minister of Northern Development and Mines; and Minister of the Environment.
In July 2014, he was elected by his PC Caucus colleagues as Interim Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.
In May 2015, he was selected to continue in his role as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition by then PC Leader Patrick Brown.
After PC Leader Patrick Brown won a seat in the Ontario Legislature in September 2015, Jim returned to his role as House Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Jim enjoys this role as it allows him to draw on his vast experience in provincial politics. As House Leader, Jim is in charge of his party’s day-to-day business in the legislature. He also negotiates with other parties to determine what bills and debates are presented in the house.
Raised in Alliston and a resident of Wasaga Beach, Jim's family has lived in Simcoe-Grey for more than 200 years; a riding he continues to proudly serve as Member of Provincial Parliament.