Communist Party of Canada candidates, 1979 Canadian federal election

Communist Party Of Canada Candidates, 1979 Canadian Federal Election

Communist Party of Canada candidates, 1979 Canadian federal election

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The Communist Party of Canada fielded several candidates in the 1979 federal election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found on this page.


John Bizzell (Broadview—Greenwood)

Bizzell was raised in South Africa, and was a vocal opponent of that country's apartheid government during the 1960s. He was imprisoned in 1964, and was tortured by Capt. T.J. Swanepoel while in jail.John Bizzell, "'Beast' a modern day war criminal" , Toronto Star, 4 July 1986, A18. He later moved to Canada, where earned a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto and worked as an architect."The People Say", Toronto Star, 20 April 1968, p. 11; "Broadview-Greenwood", Toronto Star, 19 May 1979, A12. In 1986, he called for Canada to impose mandatory sanctions against South Africa and to support the then-outlawed African National Congress.John Bizzell, "South African sanctions" , Globe and Mail, 12 July 1986, A7.

Bizzell was the election coordinator for the Communist Party in Toronto during the late 1970s and early 1980s.Julia Turner, "Board shields young Catholics from 'exposure' to Communists", Globe and Mail, 26 January 1980, P11. He was the party's national campaign manager in the 1984 federal election, and its central organizer in 1988."Communists open campaign", Globe and Mail, 13...
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