Sam Wakim

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Samuel Wakim
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley East
In office
1979–1980
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by David Smith
Personal details
Born (1937-02-13) 13 February 1937 (age 80)
Saint John, New Brunswick
Political party Conservative

Samuel Wakim (born 13 February 1937) is a Canadian lawyer and former Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. A member of the Queen's Counsel, he practices law in Toronto.[1]

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Wakim earned his undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University (B. Sc., 1959) where he met future prime minister Brian Mulroney. The two became close friends.[2] He earned his law degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1962, and was called to the bar in the same year. In Ontario, he was called to the bar in 1965.

He represented Ontario's Don Valley East electoral district which he won in the 1979 federal election. After serving his only term, the 31st Canadian Parliament, he was defeated in the 1980 federal election by David Smith of the Liberal party.

In 2007 he represented Brian Mulroney in litigation with businessman Karlheinz Schreiber. He also represented the former Prime Minister in litigation with the journalist Peter C. Newman.[3]

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