John P. Ferris was a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Ferris was raised in London, Ontario and graduated from Catholic Central High School.
He was also a long time school board trustee who served as chair of London school boards in 1975 and again in 1986. He was an employee of London Life Insurance before becoming a school trustee in 1971. In 1971, he became a school board trustee out of concern for separate school funding.
He said, "There was an argument going on about the continuation of separate schools.
What would happen with my own kids was a concern." In 1975, he was elected as chair of the London School Board of Education. later that year, he ran as the Liberal candidate in the 1975 provincial election. After winning his seat in the legislature he resigned as board chair and was replaced by Eberhard"s father Richard Eberhard who was vice-chair of the board.
He was named education critic for the Liberal party for the next term of parliament. In the 1977 election, Ferris lost to Personal Computer candidate Gordon Walker who rerook the seat for the Conservatives.
He returned to the school board in 1978 and continued in that position until he retired in 2010.
He defeated Personal Computer candidate in John Eberhard in the riding of London South in what was viewed as an upset result.
He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1977 who represented the central Ontario riding of London South.