Communist Party of Canada candidates, 1984 Canadian federal election

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The Communist Party of Canada fielded several candidates in the 1984 federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found on this page.

Ontario[edit]

Nancy (Nan) McDonald (Eglinton—Lawrence)[edit]

McDonald was a frequent candidate for public office, campaigning for the Communist Party and the federal, provincial and municipal levels. She was a social worker in private life, and was the Central Women's organizer for the Communist Party in 1979.[1][2]

In 1986, she was listed a representative of the organization Consumers Against Rising Prices.[1] During the same year, she criticized the mainstream Canadian press for not publishing the details of a peace initiative launched by Union of Soviet Socialist Republics leader Mikhail Gorbachev.[2]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1974 federal Hamilton Mountain Communist 170 4/5 Gus MacFarlane, Liberal
1975 provincial Port Arthur Communist 247 4/5 Gus MacFarlane, Liberal
1976 Toronto municipal School Trustee Ward Five n/a 2,614 3/5 Judith Major and Jim Lemon
1979 federal Thunder Bay—Nipigon Communist 174 4/5 Bob Andras, Liberal
1980 federal York West Communist 85 5/6 Jim Fleming, Liberal
1981 provincial Oakwood Communist 624 3.18 4/4 Tony Grande, New Democratic Party
1982 Toronto municipal Ward Three Council n/a 1,415 4/4 Richard Gilbert and Joseph Piccininni
1984 federal Eglinton—Lawrence Communist 219 6/6 Roland de Corneille, Liberal

Please note: The 1982 municipal totals are taken from the Globe and Mail, newspaper, 9 November 1982 (90 out of 91 polls reporting).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlotte Montgomery, "Tories attacked over refusal to join economic conference", Globe and Mail, 14 January 1986, A8.
  2. ^ Nan McDonald, "Soviet peace plan", Globe and Mail, 8 March 1986, A7.