James "Jim" Hnatiuk
|Leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada|
November 2008 – February 2014
|Preceded by||Ron Gray|
|Succeeded by||David Reimer|
|Born||August 19, 1950|
|Died||August 18, 2018 (aged 67)|
|Political party||Christian Heritage|
As a youth, he attended a boarding school run by Oblate priests. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served with them for 25 years in the Combat Systems Engineering Department in the Canadian Armed Forces attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class.
He became deputy leader of the party in 2005 and was elected leader at the party's November 2008 convention in London, Ontario defeating Harold Ludwig and Rod Taylor on the first ballot of the party's leadership convention.
Hnatiuk was a candidate in the November 9th by-election in the riding of Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, to replace independent Member of Parliament Bill Casey. He came in fifth, losing to Scott Armstrong of the Conservative Party of Canada.
In his professional life, he operated the largest hunting, fishing and taxidermy business in Nova Scotia. Hnatiuk has also written a book called Know This... from Torments to Miracles.
|2004 federal||Kings-Hants||CHP||486||1.3%||5/6||Scott Brison, Liberal|
|2006 federal||South Shore-St. Margaret's||CHP||1376||3.4%||4/5||Gerald Keddy, Conservative|
|2008 federal||Kings-Hants||CHP||528||1.4%||5/5||Scott Brison, Liberal|
|2009 by-election||Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley||CHP||776||3.2%||5/6||Scott Armstrong, Conservative|
- "James Joseph William Hnatiuk – Obituary". www.arbormemorial.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2013-03-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)