Progressive Conservative Party of Canada candidates, 1984 Canadian federal election

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The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fielded a full slate of candidates in the 1984 federal election, and won 211 out of 282 seats to form a majority government. Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages. Information on others may be found here.


Saint-Léonard—Anjou: Agostino Cannavino[edit]

Agostino Cannavino is a Montreal accountant who has worked in credit and corporate disbursements for Imperial Tobacco.[1] In addition to his 1984 bid for federal office, he ran for a council seat in Saint-Leonard in 1982 and for a seat on the Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer in 1987. He later won election to the English Montreal School Board in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. In 2009, he introduced a successful resolution that called on the commission chair's to seek action from the government of Quebec against student access to contraband cigarettes. Cannavino later said that the motion was unrelated to his private employment and was prompted by reports of easily accessible contraband on school grounds.[2]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1982 municipal Saint-Leonard City Council, Ward Ten Independent 160 6.41 4/4 Pierre Paquet, Équipe du renouveau de la cité de Saint-Léonard
1984 federal Saint-Léonard—Anjou Progressive Conservative 23,275 39.29 2/6 Alfonso Gagliano, Liberal
1987 school board Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer, District Eleven n/a 450 29.53 2/3 Domenico Moschella
2003 school board English Montreal School Board, District Eighteen n/a 415 65.87 1/2 himself
2007 school board English Montreal School Board, District Eighteen n/a accl. . 1/1 himself


Gord Slade (Nickel Belt)[edit]

A. Gordon Slade was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. He attended McGill University on a scholarship, and received Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mining) in 1951. He joined Falconbridge later in the same year as a miner, and was promoted to a supervisory position three years later. He eventually rose through the ranks to become vice-president of Falconbridge Ltd. and Chairman of the Board for the Corporation of Falconbridge Copper, before taking early retirement in January 1984 at age 55.[3] He briefly moved to Toronto, but returned to Nickel Belt for the 1984 election. He said that he was running because he believed "there should be more engineers and managers in politics", and expressed a belief that "anything government can do, private enterprise can do better". He denied that he was anti-union in his policies.[4] He received 13,857 votes (31.20%), finishing second against New Democratic Party candidate John Rodriguez.

Slade was appointed to the board of Eldorado Nuclear in 1985,[5] and was appointed as a special advisor for business development with Sedgwick Tomenson Inc. in 1988. He later served on the board of directors of Houston Lake Mining Inc. and Pelangio Mines.[6] In 2002, he received an award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.[7] He has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Prospectors & Developers Association, and the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, as well as serving as president of the Sudbury United Way in 1987, and as chair of Sudbury's Mining Heritage Committee in 2000.[8] He remains active with the Conservative Party of Canada in Sudbury.[9]


John Hare (Winnipeg—Birds Hill)[edit]

Hare is the son of Jack Hare, a Winnipeg businessman who served as the Member of Parliament for St. Boniface from 1978 to 1979.[10] The younger Hare initially sought the Progressive Conservative nomination in St. Boniface, but lost to Leo Duguay.[11] He received 20,644 votes (39.56%) as a candidate in Birds Hill, finishing second against New Democratic Party incumbent Bill Blaikie.

Hare is owner of the firm J.H. Hare and Associates Ltd., which sells ingredients to the livestock industry.[12] He has been president and chief executive officer of Nutratech Inc., and in 2004 started a company called Source Life Sciences Inc.[13] He has marketed a Canadian product called therapeutic antibodies in Southeast Asia, for the purpose of fighting E. coli and salmonella in piglets.[14]


  1. ^ "Who is running for seats on eight school boards," Montreal Gazette, 14 November 1987, p. 6; "Extending Credit in Today's Business Environment: C&FM the National Magazine of Business Fundamentals," Business Credit, January 2006, p. 67.
  2. ^ Brenda Branswell, "EMSB official/tobacco employee defends resolution on illegal butts," Montreal Gazette, 8 October 2009, p. 6. On a different subject, see also Brenda Branswell, "Reversal on Carlyle 'a complete shock'; Parents furious; Legality questioned as EMSB flip-flops on school closing," Montreal Gazette, 6 April 2011, p. 3.
  3. ^ "Falconbridge Says 3 Senior Aides to Take Early Retirement", Wall Street Journal, 12 January 1984; Stephanie Palmer, "On The Road To Ottawa", Conservative Party of Canada - Sudbury, Spring 2007.
  4. ^ Richard Clereux, "Erola may be loser as Tories ride trend in Northern Ontario", Globe and Mail, 25 August 1984, 1.
  5. ^ Charlotte Montgomery and David Stewart-Patterson, "Conservatives name 26 to three Crown boards", Globe and Mail, 9 August 1985, 1; "Good Tories reap wealth of posts", Globe and Mail, 4 September 1985, 8.
  6. ^ "Houston Lake Mining Inc. - Board Appointment, Financing And Exploration Extensions", Canadian Corporate News, 9 July 1998, 01:57 PM report; "Pelangio Completes $5,864,250 Private Placement Financing", Business Wire, 9 March 2004, 07:50 report.
  7. ^ "Slade honoured by Mining Institute", Sudbury Star, 4 May 2002, B1.
  8. ^ "Sedgwick Tomenson Inc.", Globe and Mail, 6 January 1988, B6; Rob O'Flanagan, "Still no site for monument", Sudbury Star, 13 December 2000.
  9. ^ Stephanie Palmer, "On The Road To Ottawa", Conservative Party of Canada - Sudbury, Spring 2007.
  10. ^ Barbara Aggerholm, "Tory candidate gets grant", Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1984, 1.
  11. ^ Richard Cleroux, "Language case going to top court", Globe and Mail, 6 March 1984, N4; Jim Still, "Not credible" [letter], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1984, 44.
  12. ^ John Dietz, "Egg Yolks Deliver E. coli Scour Protection", National Hog Farmer, 15 June 2003, 18; Martin Cash, "Manitoba companies ready for trade mission to Italy", Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 2000, B20.
  13. ^ Geoff Kirbyson, "Source jumps into capital pool", Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 2004, C7.
  14. ^ Steve Sandford, "Canadian product may help to fight E. coli in Southeast Asia", National Post, 27 March 1999, D10.