Communist Party of Canada candidates, 1988 Canadian federal election
Papineau—Saint-Michel: Line Chabot
Line Chabot was a Communist Party candidate in two federal elections and one provincial election. She described herself as a bookseller in 1984.
|1984 federal||Saint-Michel—Ahuntsic||Communist||190||0.47||5/7||Thérèse Killens, Liberal|
|1985 provincial||Dorion||Communist||76||0.31||7/11||Violette Trépanier, Liberal|
|1988 federal||Papineau—Saint-Michel||Communist||235||0.60||6/9||André Ouellet, Liberal|
Mike Phillips was a perennial candidate for the Communist Party at the federal and provincial levels. He was a 24-year-old electrician during his first campaign, and later worked as a labour reporter for the Canadian Tribune.
|1974 federal||Davenport||Communist||123||4/6||Charles Caccia, Liberal|
|1975 provincial||York South||Communist||609||4/4||Donald C. MacDonald, New Democratic Party|
|1977 provincial||York South||Communist||526||4/5||Donald C. MacDonald, New Democratic Party|
|1980 federal||York South—Weston||Communist||99||5/6||Ursula Appolloni, Liberal|
|1981 provincial||York South||Communist||472||4/4||Donald C. MacDonald, New Democratic Party|
|1984 federal||York South—Weston||Communist||174||6/6||John Nunziata, Liberal|
|1988 federal||Sudbury||Communist||102||0.24||5/5||Diane Marleau, Liberal|
Sweet was a toolmaker, administrator and IBM clerk in private life, and was a perennial candidate for federal, provincial and municipal office in North York. He joined the Communist Party at age eighteen and was a member for more than fifty years, working for a time in the organization's Toronto headquarters.
Sweet contributed to "Canadian Aid for Russia" in 1943, during World War II. He was president of Toronto's Tim Buck-Norman Bethune Education Centre during the 1980s. A dedicated community activist, he was also president of the Humberlea Community Association and chairman of a Metro tax reform council. He opposed an expansion of Pearson International Airport in 1989.
He was listed as sixty-six years old during the 1984 campaign.
The closest he ever came to winning election was in 1978, when he was narrowly defeated for a North York school trustee position.
- History of Federal Ridings since 1867: SAINT-MICHEL--AHUNTSIC (1984/09/04), Parliament of Canada, accessed 2 September 2011.
- Judith Timson, "Inflation worries low-income Davenport", Toronto Star, 18 June 1974, B1; John Munch, "NDP still hurting over '74", Toronto Star, 14 February 1980. See also History of Federal Ridings since 1867: Sudbury (1988/11/21), Parliament of Canada, accessed 5 May 2008.
- "Yorkview", Toronto Star, 19 October 1971, 11; Dorothy Lipovenko and Howard Fluxgold, "13 new trustees join Toronto school board", Globe and Mail, 14 November 1978, P5.
- Kate Burbridge, "York West hopefuls court huge block of Italian voters", Toronto Star, 21 August 1984, A7; Paul Waldie, "Communists up in arms over party property sale", Globe and Mail, 21 October 1991, A4.
- "Canadian aid to Russia nears two million mark", Toronto Star, 13 February 1943, p. 33.
- "Communist offices vandalized", Globe and Mail, 18 April 1987, A11.
- "Metro area voters to decide 33 ridings", Toronto Star, 18 November 1988, A11.
- Gary Webb-Proctor, "Residents oppose additional runways at crowded airport ", Globe and Mail, 28 February 1999, A11.
- Mary Gooderham, "In York West, main candidates are Italian", Globe and Mail, 1 September 1984, P19.