Born in Newcastle, England, David Turnbull graduated from college in Edinburgh, Scotland and pursued further studies with the Canadian Institute of Management. Prior to immigrating to Canada, Mr. Turnbull worked in Britain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and served as president of Turnbull Luetolf Ltd.
David Turnbull is very active in his community and served as President of his local ratepayers' association. He was chair of the Salvation Army's North York RedShield Appeal. Mr. Turnbull has a keen interest in languages and is fluent in German. He lives with his wife Cecile and his children Andrew and Nicole.
David Turnbull was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in September 1990. He was appointed Chief Government Whip upon his re-election in June 1995, Minister without Portfolio in 1997, and subsequently served as Minister of Transportation. He was appointed Solicitor-General in February 2001.
Of the many notable achievements in this portfolio, Minister Turnbull proclaimed Christopher's Law, Canada's first Sex Offender Registry. Minister Turnbull's efforts were also instrumental in influencing the federal government to commit to extending this important public safety tool nationwide.
David Turnbull was appointed Ontario's first Associate Minister of the Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity, and Innovation on April 15, 2002. In that role, David worked cooperatively with business in Ontario and investors abroad to promote prosperity and job creation in our province.