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Tom Froese (born November 29, 1952 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 1999.
Froese was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1995 provincial election, defeating Liberal Gail Richardson by about 4,500 votes in the riding of St. Catharines—Brock (incumbent New Democrat Christel Haeck finished third). He served as a backbench supporter of Mike Harris's government for the next four years.
In 1996, the Harris government reduced the number of provincial ridings from 130 to 103. This change meant that a number of sitting MPPs had to compete against one another for re-election in the 1999 campaign. Froese ran against veteran Liberal MPP Jim Bradley in the new riding of St. Catharines , and lost by over 7,000 votes.
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