Merle Terlesky (born 1965) is a Canadian conservative activist, originally from Kamloops, British Columbia. Once affiliated with the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, a pro-choice organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Terlesky has since become pro-life. In 2007, he represented a group in Calgary, Alberta which sought to have capital punishment reinstated in Canada.
Terleskey ran as a candidate for the Alberta Alliance Party in the riding of Lethbridge West in the 2004 Alberta provincial election, and, with 949 votes, he came in fourth place among the six candidates on the ballot in that electoral district. In September 2007, he ran for the post of alderman in Calgary, promising to ban panhandling and "squeegy kids", which he states make area residents feel uncomfortable and pose a traffic hazard.
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