New Democratic Party candidates, 1980 Canadian federal election
The New Democratic Party ran a full slate of candidates in the 1980 Canadian federal election, and won 32 seats to remain the third-largest party in the Canadian House of Commons. Information about the party's candidates may be found here.
Don Gray (Hamilton East)
Gray was a steelworker and an alderman in Hamilton, representing the city's fourth ward. He held several positions on city council, including chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Hamilton Harbour Committee, chair the management committee responsible for the construction of Copps Coliseum, and chair of a committee that drafted a 1981 freedom-of-information by-law. Gray was an early opponent of highway construction in the Red Hill Valley, and voted against the measure in September 1979. He lost his council seat in the 1985 municipal election.
|1974 federal||Hamilton Mountain||New Democratic Party||10,304||3/5||Gus MacFarlane, Progressive Conservative|
|1979 federal||Hamilton East||New Democratic Party||11,783||2/5||John Munro, Liberal|
|1980 federal||Hamilton East||New Democratic Party||12,627||2/6||John Munro, Liberal|
- Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Hansard, 28 April 1985, accessed 3 November 2006.
- "Funds for new NHL arenas have priority, Munro says", Globe and Mail, 7 February 1979, P24.
- Paul Patton, "Burst of civic pride greets sport facility", Globe and Mail, 8 November 1985, D11. "Groups see curb in bylaw on data", Globe and Mail, 15 October 1981, P11.
- Dick Beddoes, "Come road, hawk gone", Globe and Mail, 20 September 1979, P8.