F. "Mike" Harcourt
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1943.01.06 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Electors Action Movement (TEAM): 1970-73
Civic Independent: 1973-86.
New Democratic Party (NDP): 1986-96.
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:
5 November 1991 - 22 February 1996.
COLUMBIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA):
Resigned - 22 February 1996.
1991.10.17 - Vancouver-Mount Pleasant - Re-Elected.
1986.10.22 - Vancouver Centre - Elected.
1979.05.10 - Vancouver-Little Mountain - Defeated.
1975.12.11 - Vancouver South - Defeated.
Leader of the Official
Opposition: April 1987 - November 1991.
Served: 1980 - 1986.
November 1984 - Re-Elected.
November 1982 - Re-Elected.
November 1980 - Elected.
(BC) CITY COUNCIL (ALDERMAN):
Served: 1972 - 1980.
November 1978 - Re-Elected.
November 1976 - Re-Elected.
November 1974 - Re-Elected.
November 1972 - Elected.
Leader, British Columbia New Democratic Party, April 1987 - February
1996. The NDP won 51 seats and majority governing status in the
1991 elections, a gain of 29 seats.
Leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, April 1987.
Elected unopposed by acclamation.
Harcourt resigned as BC Premier in February 1996 as the result of the
scandal in which the NDP used skimmed money raised by purported charity
bingo events to fund the party's political activities. Although Harcourt
was never implicated in the scandal, he resigned citing the principle
that as the leader of the party, he was ultimately responsible for any
misconduct in his government even if it did not directly involve him.