John Ross Robertson

Canadian politician (1841-1918)

John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropy. He was from Toronto, Ontario. Between 1896 and 1900, Robertson was a member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of Canada. He represented the electoral area of Toronto East.

Robertson in 1910

Robertson was involved in many projects in the Toronto community. For example, he was a leader of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). He fought very hard to make rules in amateur hockey.[1] He is a part of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


  1. "John Ross Robertson". Ontario Heritage Trust. 27 February 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2021.

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