1984 Leadership Campaign
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1931.03.16 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
AND PLACE OF DEATH:
2003.08.19 - Ontario, Canada.
1988.11.21 - Lincoln, Ontario - Defeated.
1984.09.04 - Retired, did not seek re-election.
1980.02.18 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1979.05.22 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1974.07.08 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1972.10.30 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1968.06.25 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1965.11.08 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1963.04.08 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Re-Elected.
1962.06.18 - Hamlton East, Ontatio - Elected.
1957.06.10 - Hamilton West, Ontario - Defeated.
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1980.03.03 - 1984.06.29).
Minister of Labour (1972.11.27 - 1978.09.08).
Minister of Amateur Sport (1968.07.06 - 1972.11.26).
Minister of National Health and Welfare (1968.07.06 - 1972.11.26).
Minister without Portfolio (1968.04.20 - 1968.07.05).
(ON) CITY COUNCIL:
Alderman - Served 1955-1962.
Candidate for Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, June 1984.
First ballot: 6th place (out of seven candidates) with 93 votes - 2.7%.
Munro withdrew from the race after the first ballot.
Munro's leadership campaign led Munro and his associates being investigated
under the Criminal Code. They initially faced 37 charges alleging illegal
kickbacks to his 1984 leadership campaign. All charges were dismissed
in 1991 -- but Munro's reputation was ruined and he was nearly bankrupted
by legal expenses. Munro sued the federal government in 1992 for compensation
for being wrongfully charged. After seven years, the government agreed
to an out-of-court settlement of $1.4 million, of which $1.2 million
went to pay Munro's lawyers and other creditors.
of Ontario MPP Lily Oddie Munro.