|MLA for Edmonton Beverly|
|Preceded by||Bill Diachuk|
|Succeeded by||district abolished|
September 24, 1933|
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
April 14, 2006 (aged 72)|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
Edward William "Eddie" Ewasiuk (September 24, 1933 – April 14, 2006) was a labour activist, a city councilor in Edmonton, Alberta and a NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He was born in Vegreville, Alberta.
Ed W. Ewasiuk was born on September 24, 1933 in Vegreville, Alberta. He was born to parents of Ukrainian descent. Ewasiuk was a labour activist with what was the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. He served as a president of his local and then as a national vice-president. In 1980, he ran for city council in Edmonton's Northeast Ward 3 as part of the now-defunct Edmonton Voters' Association municipal party. and won, and was re-elected in 1983.
In the 1986 Alberta general election, Ewasiuk stood for MLA as a New Democrat in the northeast riding of Edmonton-Beverly. He won easily, garnering almost 60% of the vote, in an NDP sweep of Edmonton under Ray Martin's leadership. He defeated powerful PC Cabinet minister Bill Diachuk.
In City Hall and Legislature, Ewasiuk gained a reputation as a devout advocate of reducing poverty and workers' rights.
In the 1989 Alberta general election, Ewasiuk was re-elected with 50% of the vote. He was defeated in the 1993 Alberta general election by Julius Yankowski in the new electoral district of Edmonton Beverly-Belmont after his old electoral district of Edmonton Beverly was redistributed.
Late life and legacy
- Life & Times:: [Final Edition] Sadava, Mike. Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 20 Apr 2006: B1 FRONT.
- "Legislative Assembly Office - 2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Assembly.ab.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10.