Nick Maur
Canadian politician
Nick Maur
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.
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    FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 55
    Died in 1998.
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  • 1996
    Age 53
    Known for his smoke in mouth drinking attitude, he was diagnosed with throat cancer in December 1996 and died in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details His funeral at St. Patrick's Basilica was attended by nearly 3,000 people. He was interred in the Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges in Montreal, Quebec. He was strongly opposed to the practice of renaming streets after illustrious individuals; therefore, after his death when it was desired to honour him with a street name, it was necessary to find a street with no name. A small alley off of Rue Crescent, whose bars he was famous for frequenting, was therefore renamed Ruelle Nick-Auf der Maur. He wrote the book The Billion-Dollar Game: Jean Drapeau and the 1976 Olympics (ISBN 0-88862-106-X). He was a co-author, along with Robert Chodos and Rae Murphy, of the 1984 book Brian Mulroney: The Boy from Baie Comeau, which traced the new Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney's life from boyhood to national leadership. He is the subject of the book Nick: A Montreal Life (ISBN 1-55065-114-5). It is a collection of his columns published posthumously by the Montreal Gazette. The introduction was written by his long-time friend Mordecai Richler, and contains over 20 caricatures of Auf der Maur drawn by political cartoonist Aislin.
  • 1994
    Age 51
    In 1994, he ran as an independent and was defeated in what would prove to be his final election.
    More Details Hide Details Columnist Allan Fotheringham wrote that half the voters in Montreal thought Auf der Maur was a joke and the other half thought he was a legend. It was also said of Auf Der Maur: "half his (downtown) constituents share his lifestyle -- and the other half wish they did."
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He left that party a year later, eventually joining the Montreal Municipal Party, an evolution of the Municipal Action Group.
  • 1987
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1976
    Age 33
    In 1976, he formed the Alliance démocratique (Democratic Alliance) party and ran as a candidate in the 1976 provincial election; the party won no seats and soon disbanded.
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    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.
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  • 1974
    Age 31
    In 1974, he was elected as a city councillor for Montreal for the Rassemblement des citoyens de Montréal (Montreal Citizens' Movement).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born in 1942.
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