), Canadian diplomat.
Gayowsky was born in Brandon
to a Ukrainian Canadian
family, and was a career diplomat for thirty-six years before running for public office. He served in Scandinavia
and the Soviet Union
, and became Canada's first consul general to Ukraine
, 29 December 1990). After Canada recognized Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union, Gayowsky was named chargé d'affaires of the Canadian embassy (Toronto Star
, 27 January 1992). He later represented the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
, 20 November 1993).
He received 7,600 votes (15.79%) in 2000, finishing second against Liberal
incumbent Mauril Belanger
. A newspaper report from the election lists him as 66 years old. He supported a bridge over the Ottawa River
east of Kettle Island
, and criticized the Liberal government's record on taxes and patronage (Ottawa Citizen
, 18 November 2000).
Gayowsky later moved to British Columbia
, and was campaign manager for Conservative
candidate James Lunney
in the 2004 election
, 17 May 2004). He remains interested in Ukrainian affairs, and was an OCSE
observer for the late 2004
Ukrainian presidential election, won by Victor Yushchenko
, 4 December 2004).