William Shaw (Quebec politician)
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Pointe-Claire|
|Preceded by||Arthur-Ewen Seguin|
|Succeeded by||District abolished in 1980|
|Born||Frederick William Shaw
October 13, 1932
|Political party||Union Nationale
He was born on October 13, 1932 in Montreal and was a dentist. Before he ran for office, he was a Progressive Conservative activist. He co-authored Partition, The Price of Quebec's Independence in 1980.
Shaw ran again for a seat to the legislature and won in the 1976 election in the district of Pointe-Claire, with 45% of the vote. By February 18, 1978, he sat as an Independent. He also briefly supported Les Démocrates in 1978.
Shaw was the leader of the Freedom of Choice Party until it ceased to exist in 1985.
Shaw ran as an independent candidate in the federal district of Lachine—Lac-Saint-Louis in the 1993 federal election and as a Canadian Alliance candidate in the riding of Lac-Saint-Louis in the 2000 election. Both times, he lost to the Liberal candidate Clifford Lincoln, finishing in fifth place in 1993 and in third place in 2000.
- National Assembly biography (French)
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