Communist Party of Canada candidates, 2000 Canadian federal election

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The Communist Party of Canada (CPC) fielded a number of candidates in the 2000 Canadian federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found here.

Quebec[edit]

Outremont: Pierre Smith[edit]

Pierre Smith has been a candidate of the Communist Party of Canada and the Communist Party of Quebec. He identified as a cafeteria employee in 2000.[1]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1998 provincial Mercier Communist 67 0.21 9/9 Robert Perreault, Parti Québécois
2000 federal Outremont Communist 118 0.30 9/9 Martin Cauchon, Liberal

Ontario[edit]

Scarborough Southwest: Dora Stewart[edit]

Stewart lived in Cobourg, Ontario at the time of the election, and listed herself as retired. As of 2005, she lives in Peachland, British Columbia. Stewart has been active with the Council of Canadians[1] and the anti-war movement [2] in recent years. In 2002, she spoke out against the privatization of health care in British Columbia.[3] She lives with William Stewart, formerly the leader of the Communist Party of Canada - Ontario.[4]

She received 165 votes (0.46%), finishing sixth against Liberal incumbent Tom Wappel.

Sudbury: Daryl Janet Shandro[edit]

Shandro was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2] She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Humanities. A social activist, she has served on a number of anti-poverty boards in Sudbury.[3] In 1999, she wrote a letter opposing a one-tier regional government.[4] During the 2000 campaign, she criticized Sudbury Mayor Jim Gordon's efforts to have the city declared a "free trade zone", arguing that similar measures had caused economic ruin in South America.[5] She received 98 votes (0.28%), finishing seventh against Liberal incumbent Diane Marleau.

Shandro was a prominent member of Sudbury¹s War Resisters Support Campaign in 2008, which fights for the right of Iraq war deserters from the United States of America to remain in Canada.[6]

Manitoba[edit]

Winnipeg Centre: Harold James Dyck[edit]

Dyck is a veteran anti-poverty activist and advocate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He campaigned for the Communist Party of Canada, the provincial Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba, and the municipal Labour Election Committee. He has played a prominent role in Winnipeg-based anti-poverty organizations such as the Manitoba Committee for Economic Justice (Broadcast News, 9 August 2000), the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (Broadcast News, 10 January 2001), the Low Income Intermediary Project and the National Anti-Poverty Organization. In 1997, he was listed as a provincial committee member of the Communist Party of Canada (Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May).

Dyck was a youth activist during the 1970s, and identified wage issues as his primary concern in the 1977 provincial election (Canadian Tribune, 26 September 1977). He later became a worker with Boeing Winnipeg, and organized a unionization drive in 1980.[5] He subsequently lost his job, and a newspaper article published in 2001 identified him as a welfare recipient(Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 2001).

Dyck participated in a protest against basic local rate increases by Manitoba Telecom Services in 2000-01, arguing that the changes would prevent some persons on social assistance from owning their own telephones. Later in 2001, he called for protection for low-income earners against "sudden fluctuations in essential commodities like natural gas" (WFP, 19 September 2001). He has also argued that bank user fees are disproportionately punitive against the poor (WFP, 12 January 2005), and has criticized Payday loan services for "victimiz[ing] people in the most desperate of circumstances" (WFP, 30 May 2005). In 2005, he argued against proposed restrictions on panhandling.[6]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1974 federal Winnipeg South Communist 79 7/7 James Richardson, Liberal
1977 provincial Point Douglas Communist 62 1.26 4/5 Donald Malinowski, New Democratic Party
1979 federal Winnipeg—Birds Hill Communist 62 0.12 4/5 Bill Blaikie, New Democratic Party
1986 provincial Seven Oaks Communist 65 4/4 Eugene Kostyra, New Democratic Party
1986 municipal Redboine LEC 496 3/4 Magnus Elleson, New Democratic Party
1999 provincial Minto Communist 45 4/5 MaryAnn Mihychuk, New Democratic Party
2000 federal Winnipeg Centre Communist 134 0.49 6/6 Pat Martin, New Democratic Party

Note: The 1986 municipal results are taken from the Winnipeg Free Press.

Winnipeg South Centre: David Allison[edit]

Allison listed himself as retired at the time of the 2000 election. He had previously campaigned for the Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba in the 1999 provincial election, and received 133 votes in Wolseley for a fourth-place finish. The winner was Jean Friesen of the New Democratic Party.

He received 181 votes (0.48%) in the 2000 election, finishing last in a field of seven candidates. The winner was Anita Neville of the Liberal Party.

Winnipeg—Transcona: James Hogaboam[edit]

Hogaboam was born on January 7, 1965 in La Mesa, California, United States.[7] He has a broadcasting and journalism degree from Lethbridge Community College.[8] He and a fellow student created the Lethbridge Kodiaks hockey team in 1992, and attempted to launch an open challenge for the Stanley Cup when National Hockey League play was stopped due to a labour dispute. A trustee for the Stanley Cup rejected their request, indicating that the trophy has had an exclusive arrangement with the NHL since 1947.[9]

Hogaboam formed the Leland-Ashdown Rescue Committee in the 1990s, and worked to save historical buildings within Winnipeg.[10] He wrote an article for People's Voice in 2000, accusing rocker Ted Nugent of hate speech after Nugent reportedly told a Winnipeg audience, "if you don't know how to speak f...ing English, you don't believe in Canada."[11]

Hogaboam has campaigned for the federal Communist Party and the provincial Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba. He worked for a courier company during the 1999 election,[12] and was quoted as saying, "The biggest misconception is that we're some kind of dictatorial party out to control people. We just support working people, a system where everyone participates."[13]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1999 provincial Minto Communist 79 0.96 4/4 Jim Maloway, New Democratic Party
2000 federal Winnipeg—Transcona Communist 87 0.27 8/8 Bill Blaikie, New Democratic Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867: OUTREMONT (2000/11/27), Parliament of Canada, accessed 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ Election 2000: Daryl Janet Shandro, Globe and Mail, accessed 4 April 2008.
  3. ^ Kim Dominique Plouffe, "One-tier proponents don't speak for all", Sudbury Star, 22 November 2000, A5. Shandro was 38 years old at the time of the election.
  4. ^ Daryl Shandro, "One-tier proponents don't speak for all", Sudbury Star, 20 July 1999, A7.
  5. ^ Bob Vaillancourt, "One-tier proponents don't speak for all", Sudbury Star, 21 November 2000, A3.
  6. ^ Gianni Ubriaco, "War resisters take a stand to help soldiers", Northern Life, 28 January 2008.
  7. ^ "James Hogaboam: Communist Party", "Election 2000", Globe and Mail, accessed 15 October 2007.
  8. ^ James Hogaboam, Letter to the editor, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1994.
  9. ^ Mary Ormsby, "Stanley Cup up for grabs? Not any more, O'Neill says", Toronto Star, 9 April 1992, D7.
  10. ^ David O'Brien, "Workers of yesteryear live on", Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1998, A4.
  11. ^ James Hogaboam, "Hate speech OK, but no dancing?, People's Voice, 1–31 August 2000, accessed 5 March 2007.
  12. ^ Glen MacKenzie, "Party of five", Winnipeg Free Press, 18 August 1999, A10.
  13. ^ Ross Romaniuk, "Vote gives fringe parties platform for their causes", Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 1999, A8.