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Liberal Party of Canada candidates in the 1980 Canadian federal election

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The Liberal Party of Canada fielded a full slate of 282 candidates in the 1980 federal election and won 147 seats to form a majority government under Pierre Trudeau's leadership.

Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages. Information about others may be found here. This page also includes information on Liberal candidates who contested federal by-elections in Canada between 1980 and 1984.



Winnipeg—Birds Hill: Ronald WallyEdit

Ronald (Ron) Wally was a Liberal candidate in the 1979 and 1980 Canadian federal elections, at which time he was a civil servant in private life.[1] He later became the executive director of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals, representing unionized technologists. In 1994, he accused the provincial government of privileging doctors over other health professionals in its plans for health care reform.[2] He was the principle negotiator for workers at CancerCare Manitoba in 2000 and helped prevent an illegal strike from taking place.[3]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1979 federal Winnipeg—Birds Hill Liberal 5,674 11.16 3/5 Bill Blaikie, New Democratic Party
1980 federal Winnipeg—Birds Hill Liberal 7,020 15.44 3/5 Bill Blaikie, New Democratic Party


Timiskaming, 12 October 1982: Pierre BélangerEdit

Pierre Bélanger is an entrepreneur and activist in Northern Ontario. He was a co-founder of the Coopérative des artistes du Nouvel-Ontario, which supports Franco-Ontarian artists, in the early 1970s. He also founded one of the first bison ranches in Ontario and has operated a recreational vehicle business. From 1983 to 2002, he owned the Earlton Zoo.[4]

Bélanger ran for the Liberal Party in the 1979 general election and a 1982 by-election. On the latter occasion, he indicated that he did not agree with the Trudeau government's decision to combat inflation with high interest rates.[5] He subsequently led a high-profile campaign against the City of Toronto government's plan to transport its garbage to the Adams Mine near Kirkland Lake in 2000.[6]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1979 federal Timiskaming Liberal 10,900 38.20 2/3 Arnold Peters, New Democratic Party
Canadian federal by-election, 12 October 1982 Timiskaming Liberal 8,341 33.02 2/4 John MacDougall, Progressive Conservative


  1. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867: Winnipeg—Birds Hill, Parliament of Canada, accessed 30 March 2007.
  2. ^ Paul Samyn, "Fee cap trade-off for clout, MDs told", Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1994.
  3. ^ Tracy Tjaden, "CancerCare staff reach deal, competitive wages ensured", Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2000, A3.
  4. ^ "Laurentian University to hold a record of nine spring convocation ceremonies" Laurentian University, 16 April 2007, accessed 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ Arthur Moses, "Business folds, ex-owner to seek seat as a Liberal," Globe and Mail, 1 September 1982, p. 8.
  6. ^ Kate Harries, "Garbage site may also mine tourists --- Landfill backers plan attraction at Kirkland Lake pit," Toronto Star, 6 August 2000, p. 1.