|James "Jim" Hnatiuk|
|Leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada|
|Preceded by||Ron Gray|
|Political party||Christian Heritage|
Jim Hnatiuk was the leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada. He was elected to that post in November 2008.
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 operates 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|
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