1978 Leadership Campaign
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1937.08.16 - Kilmarnock, Scotland. Emigrated to Canada as a youth.
Firefighter. Draftsman. Consultant.
New Democratic Party (NDP).
2008 - Brant - NDP Nominee - Withdrew due to health reasons after
being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
1986.08.30 - Resigned to accept a position as an public service administrator
in Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's government.
1984.09.04 - Hamilton Mountain, Ontario - Re-Elected.
1980.02.18 - Hamilton Mountain, Ontario - Elected.
NDP House Leader
(1981.10.07 - 1986.09.05)
PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE (MPP):
1980 - Resigned to become a federal candidate.
1977.06.09 - Wentworth - Re-Elected.
1975.09.18 - Wentworth - Re-Elected.
1971.10.21 - Wentworth - Re-Elected.
1967.10.17 - Wentworth - Elected.
Candidate for Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, February
1978. First ballot: 1st place (out of three candidates) with 623
votes - 34.7%. Second ballot: Defeated for Leader by Mike Cassidy by
a vote of 980 (55%) to 809 (45%).