Nick Auf der Maur

Nick Auf der Maur

Born Apr 10, 1942

Nick Auf der Maur was a journalist, politician and "man about town" boulevardier in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was also the father of rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur, through his marriage to Linda Gaboriau. The youngest of four children of German Swiss immigrants J.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born in 1942.


1974 32 Years Old In 1974, he was elected as a city councillor for Montreal for the Rassemblement des citoyens de Montréal (Montreal Citizens' Movement).
1976 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He accurately predicted the massive cost overruns and deficits of the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, and was a sharp critic of longtime mayor Jean Drapeau.
1978 36 Years Old In 1978 and 1982, he was again elected city councillor under the Municipal Action Group banner, and in 1986 was re-elected as an independent candidate.


1984 42 Years Old In the 1984 federal election, he ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and although the Conservatives won that election in a landslide including many Quebec seats, Auf der Maur failed to win a seat.
1987 45 Years Old In 1987 Auf der Maur controversially supported the Overdale development which saw nearly 100 of his constituents evicted from their homes, which were then demolished in 1989.
1988 46 Years Old He remained a city councillor, and in 1988, he even briefly joined the Civic Party of retired former mayor Jean Drapeau, which he once bitterly opposed. … Read More


1992 50 Years Old However, upon merger of the Montreal Municipal Party and the old Civic Party in 1992, he became part of the new Civic Party, but left a year later.
1994 52 Years Old In 1994, he ran as an independent and was defeated in what would prove to be his final election. … Read More
1996 54 Years Old Known for his smoke in mouth drinking attitude, he was diagnosed with throat cancer in December 1996 and died in 1998. … Read More
1998 56 Years Old Died in 1998.
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