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Saul Laskin
Saul Laskin (15 May 1918 – 4 October 2008) was a Canadian politician. He was the first mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Born in Fort William, Ontario, he was the younger brother of jurist Bora Laskin. He was educated in Fort William and Toronto, and served overseas in World War II. In 1938 he took over his father's furniture store and opened a new store in Port Arthur in 1946, which he operated until the 1980s when he moved to Toronto with his wife Adele.[1] His political career began in 1959 when he was elected as an alderman in Port Arthur. He was elected mayor in 1962, a position he would hold until 1969, when Port Arthur and Fort William amalgamated to become Thunder Bay. He was elected mayor of Thunder Bay, and held the position until 1972
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Doug Fisher (politician)
Douglas Mason "Doug" Fisher (September 19, 1919 – September 18, 2009) was a Canadian political columnist and politician. Life and career[edit] The long-time dean of the Parliamentary press gallery in Ottawa, Fisher was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, the son of Roy W. Fisher and Eva Pearl Mason,[2] and worked at various jobs, including as a miner, before enlisted in the Canadian Army's 12th Armoured Car Regiment of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons
12th Manitoba Dragoons
during World War II. He landed at Normandy following D-Day
D-Day
and fought through northwestern Europe until reaching Germany
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Amalgamation (politics)
A merger, consolidation or amalgamation, in a political or administrative sense, is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities, such as municipalities (in other words cities, towns, etc.), counties, districts, etc., into a single entity. This term is used when the process occurs within a sovereign entity. Unbalanced growth or outward expansion of one neighbor may necessitate an administrative decision to merge (see urban sprawl). In some cases, common perception of continuity may be a factor in prompting such a process (see conurbation)
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The Chronicle-Journal
The Chronicle-Journal
The Chronicle-Journal
is the daily newspaper in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Unlike many Canadian newspapers, it does not use the city's name in its masthead. The paper has an average weekday circulation of 17,200.[1] The paper is owned by Continental Newspapers Canada
Canada
Ltd.[2]Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The Chronicle-Journal's name is a combination of the names of the Daily Times-Journal of Fort William and the News-Chronicle of Port Arthur. The Daily Times-Journal was created in 1899 when the Fort William Journal merged with the Fort William Times. In 1902 the Daily Times-Journal became the second newspaper in Canada
Canada
to adopt a weekly payment plan for paper carriers
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Honorary Doctorate
An honorary degree,[1] in Latin
Latin
a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations. The degree is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master's degree, and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution[2] or no previous postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate
Doctorate
in Business Administration (Hon
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Lakehead University
Lakehead University
Lakehead University
is a public research university with campuses in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
and Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lakehead is ranked number one in Canada for research in the category of undergraduate universities.[2] Lakehead University, shortened to 'Lakehead U', or 'LU', is non-denominational and provincially supported. It has undergraduate programs, graduate programs, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and is home to the western campus of the Northern Ontario
Ontario
School of Medicine. The school has more than 45,000 alumni. The main campus in Thunder Bay has more than 7,900 students
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New Democratic Party Of Canada
The New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party
(NDP; French: Nouveau Parti démocratique, NPD) is a social democratic[3] political party in Canada. The leader of the federal wing of the NDP is Jagmeet Singh, who won the 2017 leadership election. The NDP was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).[7] Provincial wings of the NDP form government in Alberta
Alberta
and British Columbia currently, since 2015 and 2017 respectively
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Electoral District (Canada)
An electoral district in Canada, also known as a "constituency" or a "riding", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county). Each federal electoral district returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the Canadian House of Commons; each provincial or territorial electoral district returns one representative — called, depending on the province or territory, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Member of the National Assembly (MNA), Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) or Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) — to the provincial or territorial legislature. While electoral districts in Canada
Canada
are now exclusively single-member districts, multiple-member districts have been used at the federal and provincial levels
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Canadian Federal Election, 1963
John Diefenbaker Progressive ConservativePrime Minister-designate Lester B. Pearson LiberalThe Canadian federal election of 1963 was held on April 8 to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 26th Parliament of Canada. It resulted in the defeat of the minority Progressive Conservative (Tory) government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. For Social Credit, despite getting their highest ever share of the vote, the party lost 6 seats compared to its high-water mark in 1962.The Canadian parliament after the 1963 electionContents1 Overview 2 National results 3 Vote and seat summaries 4 Results by province 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOverview[edit] During the Tories' last year in office, members of the Diefenbaker Cabinet attempted to remove him from the leadership of the party, and therefore from the Prime Minister's office
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Alderman
An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law
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Port Arthur, Ontario
Port Arthur was a city in Northern Ontario, Canada, located on Lake Superior. In January 1970 it amalgamated with Fort William and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the city of Thunder Bay. Port Arthur had been the district seat of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
District. It is historically notable as the original eastern terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It served as a major transshipment point for lakers that carried cargo to Port Arthur from across the Great Lakes. CPR's expansion to the east did little to affect the city's importance for shipping; the Canadian Northern Railway
Canadian Northern Railway
was constructed to serve the port, and it built numerous grain silos to supply lakers
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Liberal Party Of Canada
The Liberal Party of Canada
Canada
(French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits, is the oldest federal political party in Canada
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Fort William, Ontario
Fort William was a city in Northern Ontario, located on the Kaministiquia
Kaministiquia
River, at its entrance to Lake Superior. It amalgamated with Port Arthur and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the city of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
in January 1970. Since then it has been the largest city in Northwestern Ontario
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Port Arthur (electoral District)
Port Arthur was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario
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Robert Pow
Robert Barclay "Bart" Pow (July 7, 1883 – April 25, 1958) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as mayor of Fort William from 1933 to 1936.[1] He was born in Emerson, Manitoba
Emerson, Manitoba
and was educated in Manitoba. He began work at the Northern Elevator Company in Emerson and moved to Fort William in 1908, continuing to work with grain elevator companies. He was promoted to superintendent, then manager and finally director.[1] Pow was named to the team that represented the Manitoba Curling Association at the 1932 Winter Olympics. That year, curling was a demonstration sport. Pow was second for the team which took first place in the event. The Manitoba team was undefeated, winning all four of its games at the Olympics.[2] In 2004, the team was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.[3] Pow served six years on the Fort William public school board. He was a member of Fort William council from 1929 to 1932 and 1937 to 1940
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