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Hubert Badanai (January 11, 1895 – September 19, 1986), born Umberto Badanai; was a Canadian automobile dealer and politician.

Hubert Badanai
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Fort William
In office
Preceded byDaniel McIvor
Succeeded byPaul McRae
Personal details
Born(1895-01-11)January 11, 1895
Azzano Decimo, Italy
DiedSeptember 19, 1986(1986-09-19) (aged 91)
Political partyLiberal
Occupationautomobile dealer, manager

Born in Azzano Decimo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy), he moved to Canada when he was 18 and worked at a brickyard in Rosslyn. He later opened a successful car dealership and became an alderman in Fort William, Ontario for 9 years and mayor for 8 years. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Fort William in the 1958 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1968. From 1963 to 1964, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works. From 1964 to 1965, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.


  • "Hubert Badanai MP known for his integrity". The Globe and Mail. September 20, 1986.
  • F. Brent Scollie, Thunder Bay Mayors & Councillors 1873-1945 (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2000), 158-159.

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