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Hockin was the unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1981 by-election held in London West coming in 900 votes behind the Liberal candidate. He took the riding in the 1984 general election that brought the Tories to power under Brian Mulroney and was a government backbencher for two years before being appointed to Cabinet as Minister of State for finance. He served in that position until 1989 when he became Minister of State for small business and tourism. In January 1993, Hockin became a full minister as Minister for Science though he retained his other portfolio.
When Kim Campbell succeeded Mulroney as Prime Minister of Canada in June 1993 she promoted Hockin to Minister of International Trade however, the promotion was short-lived as both he and the Campbell government were defeated in the fall general election.
- Profile of Tom Hockin in his role as the public face of the mutual fund industry Globe and Mail, June 22 1994
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