|Member of Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Roebuck|
|Born||May 16, 1904|
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
|Died||December 1, 1982 (aged 78)|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1928 St. Moritz||Team competition|
After retiring from hockey, Plaxton qualified as a lawyer and entered politics. He was elected to parliament in the 1935 federal election as a Liberal MP from the Toronto riding of Trinity defeating Minister of Justice and former Toronto mayor George Reginald Geary. He lost the Liberal Party nomination in 1940 federal election to former Ontario Attorney-General Arthur Roebuck but attempted to return to Parliament in the 1945 federal election running in the riding of Kingston City where he was defeated by Conservative Thomas Kidd.
In January 1937, Plaxton introduced a resolution in the House of Commons of Canada to propose the establishment of a Canadian ministry of sports. He stated it had potential to take over administration of sports and eliminate "disputes over authority and jurisdiction". Amateur Athletic Union of Canada president Jack Hamilton felt that the ministry might be beneficial, and that sport could be promoted with the help of department of health and reach more areas of Canada. He wanted more discussion on what would happen to sports organizations if the government took control or organized sports, but stated that the AAU of C would co-operate.
Plaxton was one of two former hockey players to have been elected a Member of Parliament for Trinity, the other being Lionel Conacher who was elected as a Liberal MP for the riding in 1949 and 1953.
- "Plaxton Motion On Order Paper". Winnipeg Tribune. Winnipeg, Manitoba. January 9, 1937. p. 48.
- Mississauga Library System. "Charles Tidy House, Port Credit". City of Mississauga. Mississauga ON.
- David W. Small, David Brown, "Heritage Impact Statement, 1251 Stavebank Road, Mississauga ON L5G 2W1", 2016. Submitted to the City of Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee.
- Database Olympics profile, via Wayback Machine
- Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame profile, via Wayback Machine
- Hugh Plaxton career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Hugh Plaxton – Parliament of Canada biography