Ed Vanwoudenberg

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Edward John Vanwoudenberg is a Canadian minor-party politician, and was head of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, from the party's founding convention in 1987[1] until 1991.

The party promotes an explicitly Christian approach to political issues, especially through its opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.[1] No CHP candidate has, to date, won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. Vanwoudenberg was succeeded by Charles Cavilla.

He is now the president of the British Columbia chapter of the party. From 1991 to 1994, he served as the Executive Director, and from 1994 to 1998, he served as the party's vice-president. He is now the president of the party's British Columbia provincial council.[citation needed]

A resident of Hope, British Columbia, he ran in the Canadian federal elections of 1988, 1993 and 2000.

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1988 federal Fraser Valley West CHP 2,428 4.7% 4/6 Robert L. Wenman Prog. Cons.
1993 federal Fraser Valley West CHP 1,028 1.7% 6/9 Randy White Reform
2000 federal Fraser Valley CHP 212 0.4% 8/9 Chuck Strahl Canadian Alliance


  1. ^ a b "Decision Canada '08". Canwest News Service. September 17, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Christian Heritage Party of Canada leaders
Succeeded by
Charles Cavilla