Mel hurtig

But I remember, when I was a high school debater, and he came to our competitions as a celebrity judge, and stayed and stayed and talked and talked to an audience of eager young political nerds, potential acolytes who were swept up by his patriotic charisma. It was, in quintessential Hurtig style, a bunch of Canadian books published by Hurtig Publishing.

Mel hurtig

Also a human rights activity, Godlewski called for a national cultural strategy in the campaign Toronto Star, 22 October He received 1, votes 2.

Eldon Obach Brandon—Souris [ edit ] Obach worked in farm equipment sales. He received votes 2. Inhe spoke against a private-sector effort to harmonize customs and immigration laws between Canada and the United States of America.

She is herself a prominent community figure, having served as school board chairman in the Seine River district of Winnipeg during the s Globe and Mail, 5 July She received 2, votes 4.

The National Party split inand the Loewens led a splinter group that recognized Richard Loeb as party leader. At one stage in this dispute, Shirley Loewen, along with two other dissident members, were escorted out of the building by security Mel hurtig, after making a scene while entering the office tower lobby where the national executive were holding a meeting.

Shirley Loewen has recently served as president of the St.

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Loewen defended her decision in a letter to the editor, noting that the centre has historically had a low percentage of public funding Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December Paul Reid Winnipeg St. James [ edit ] Backed by an active Constituency Association, Reid had a strong showing in the federal election taking 3.

Following the election Reid was elected to the National Council of the party as a Member-at-Large at a raucous and divisive national convention in Vancouver. During a National Council meeting in Toronto, which was attended by many interested Party members, it was clear that a faction led by Daniel Whetung sought to take control of the party from the elected members and oust several members of the Executive and Council.

Whetung and others of his faction threatened several members of the National Council with lawsuits should they fail to support the faction. As it was clear that the National Party was divided, a motion to dissolve the party was raised.

Reid gave his primary reason for voting for the dissolution of the party as his refusal to ask members to fund a party whose primary activity would be defending itself in court. Elections Canada accepted Reid as Leader which resulted in a series of lawsuits in the Federal Court by Whetung et al.

The Whetung challenge failed and the actions of the legitimate Executive were upheld. Reid carried out the wishes of the National Council and formally requested of the Chief Electoral Officer the removal of the party from the federal registry.

Marnie Johnston Winnipeg—Transcona [ edit ] Johnston was an articling law student. She said that she agreed to run for the National Party to "offer voters an alternative and begin building a base of support in the riding".Mel Hurtig, Canadian nationalist, publisher, best-selling author, has been warning Canadians about the negative influences of the excessive corporate takeover of Canada, including the impacts of foreign ownership and so-called free-trade agreements for over four decades.

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