The Canadian Press

1997-06-09 | Obit-Knowles

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Canada lost a political legend in June. Stanley Knowles died in hospital, nine days short of his 89th birthday. Knowles was first elected an MP in 1942. He ran under the banner of the CCF, the forerunner of the NDP. Although he was defeated in the John Diefenbaker sweep of 1958, he returned to the House in the 1962 election. In all, he was re-elected 12 times as he pursued a single-minded devotion to helping those unable to help themselves. Knowles received a tumultuous welcome when he returned to the Commons in March 1982 six months after suffering a stroke.

Date: 1997-06-09
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << right thank you again for your kindness and love in the back there after the six months and I really appreciate this opportunity to say a few words of appreciation first of all it's doors I want to say thanks to the members of my friends and family from this house of Commons and others have done so much for me during those six months >>

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