Stephen Lewis
Canadian politician
Stephen Lewis
Stephen Henry Lewis, CC is a Canadian politician, broadcaster and diplomat. He was the leader of the social democratic Ontario New Democratic Party for most of the 1970s. During many of the those years as leader, his father David Lewis was simultaneously the leader of the Federal New Democratic Party. After politics, he became a broadcaster on both CBC Radio and Toronto's CityTV.
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The deflation monster under the bed: James Saft
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
By James Saft By James Saft (Reuters) – As with so many illnesses, focus only on deflation as a state and you will end up more likely to get it and to mis-treat it when it happens. Scarred by the lessons of the Great Depression, where an exceptional and self-reinforcing deflation, or general fall in prices, took hold, central bankers have fought signs of it since the financial crisis with everything they have. This ignores several truths, some of them argued in a recent study by the Bank for International Settlements on deflations over the past 140 years. The fall in the prices of goods and services has only a weak link with growth. Asset price deflations, such as the bursting of the property bubble, are more damaging. Monetary policy leading up to a property bubble, rather than simply mopping up after one, is key. And to a central banker with a mop everything looks like a puddle. The emphasis on fighting deflation with monetary policy is strong precisely because it becom ...
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Rock climbing tragedy a lesson to operators - inspector - TVNZ
Google News - over 3 years
The Farming Show Rock climbing tragedy a lesson to operators - inspector TVNZ Email this article; Print this article; Text size + -. From top: Stephen Lewis Kahukaka-Gedye, Joao Felipe Martins De Melo, and Bryce John Jourdain. - Source: ONE News. Watch Video. Harry Duynhoven. (Source: ONE News.) Rock climbing tragedy company ... Topec should have done better: MBIENZ City Rock climbing tragedy: Company avoids fineNew Zealand Herald No fine for Paritutu Rock deathsThe Farming Show Radio New Zealand -Otago Daily Times -Auckland stuff.co.nz all 13 news articles »
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Buy-to-let fuels house price boom
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Lending to landlords and mortgage subsidies pull market to record level as investors cash in on cheap deals Britain's buy-to-let mortgage market has surged to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash, prompting fears that a prolonged period of cheap money is setting off an unsustainable housing boom. Lending to landlords topped £5bn in the past three months, a period that preceded the Bank of England's pledge this week to keep interest rates low for the next three years. More than one in 10 mortgages are now being handed to a would-be landlord while first-time buyers are still struggling to get on the housing ladder. About 40,000 buy-to-let mortgages were advanced in the three months to June, up from 33,000 in the first quarter of the year, as landlords cashed in on cheap mortgage deals and investors sought higher returns than they could get from putting their cash in the bank. Housebuilders are also reporting a rush to take advantage of government mortgage subsidies for new ...
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Free markets?
The Economist - over 3 years
THERE is no doubt about the big news of the day; the market is waiting to see what the Federal Reserve says about the future pace of quantitative easing. Tapering has gone from being defined on Wikipedia as "the practice of reducing exercise in the days just before an important competition" to the stuff of nightmares for equity bulls. Never mind the economic data which matters only in determining when, or how fast, the Fed indulges in tapering. Never mind the profits numbers either. Stockmarket analysts are like Kremlinologists analysing the appearance of grey apparatchiks at the Mayday parade. Will the ECB start QE? How effective will the Bank of Japan's programme be? Will Mark Carney change the direction of policy at the Bank of England? The assumption seems to be that stockmarkets will tumble without continuing central bank support. All this follows a period ten years ago when it seemed central bank orthodoxy was that markets were a reliable measure of true values. Alan Greenspan ...
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Ernst & Young Insights: Growing your private company — Positioning for growth: Refinancing your business and accessing capital
Financial Post - almost 4 years
As part of our webcast series, Growing Your Private Company: A four part series on how to leverage your existing business, we invite you to part 2: Positioning for growth: Refinancing your business and accessing capital. Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST Registration: Click here to RSVP. Webcast login details will be sent to you closer to the event date Growth is on the agenda for many Canadian private companies. Whether your growth is organic or transaction-based, access to capital and risk mitigation is essential for any successful strategy. This webcast will provide you with insights on how to position your business for future growth and will cover the following issues: Current market conditions Types of financing Risk mitigation strategies Speakers: Brian Allard Senior Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP Brian advises on all aspects of structured debt, equity and infrastructure finance, including it ...
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What This 10-Year-Old Is Doing To Fight AIDS In Africa
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Dare to Wear Love is a Canadian fashion event started by Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle that raises money in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation in its fight against AIDS in Africa (we're a proud sponsor). Many people from all walks of life — including 10-year-old Ilse Kloosterman — took the Dare to Wear Love challenge this year to raise money for this great cause and have the chance to walk the runway alongside celebrities and models in a custom-designed outfit by a top Canadian fashion designer at the Dare to Wear Love Gala. The gala takes place this Friday (March 22nd) on the closing night of Toronto Fashion week. A total of $13,543 was raised this year during the challenge portion by participants. Ten-year-old Ilse was one of those who fully-embraced the 22-day challenge of dressing in Canadian style (see pics above and below). The Grade 4 student from Dundas, Ont., was awarded a DTWL Challenge prize for embracing the Canadian cool theme with the most style and ...
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Dare We Ask The Question Of 'Dare To Wear Love?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In 2009, Hoax Couture designers and real-life couple Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle founded Dare to Wear Love, a Toronto fashion event that raises funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and its fight to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. On March 22, 2013, 25 top Canadian designers will participate in the annual and always-fabulous Dare to Wear Love Gala. Before the event, each designer receives six yards of African fabric, which they transform into a one-of-a-kind frock to be modelled on the Dare to Wear Love runway. For 2life's launch of their upcoming 2life app, they've proudly partnered with Dare to Wear Love in their support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For every twosome that installs the 2life app and creates a joint account, $1 (to a maximum of $25,000) will be donated to Dare to Wear Love. Here, Chris and Jim dish on their fashion-forward fundraising initiative. 2: Why did you choose to partner with the Stephen Lewis Foundation for th ...
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Results Mixed in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fight Against AIDS
Voice of America - about 4 years
As nations mark World AIDS Day today, the head of a group that provides funding and support to community-based organizations in Africa says the progress in fighting AIDS in hard-hit Sub-Saharan Africa has been "extraordinary" but the challenges that remain are "deep and wide." Stephen Lewis Foundation executive director Ilana Landsberg-Lewis says grassroots organizations in sub-Saharan Africa have become more sophisticated in devising ways to help those affected. ...
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Northern Gateway opponents gather for a protest at the B.C. legislature
Financial Post - over 4 years
VICTORIA — Critics of the Northern Gateway project are hoping at least a thousand people turn up for a big rally today at the B.C. legislature to protest the proposed pipeline. The sit-in was organized by a coalition of groups that want to send a clear message to the provincial and federal governments about the plan to pipe crude from the Alberta oil sands to a tanker port in Kitimat. Peter McHugh, spokesman for the group, Defend Our Coast, said some of the protesters are prepared to go to jail. He said the protesters do not take lightly the prospect of civil disobedience, but they hope the protest is peaceful. “We mean to deliver a message to Christy Clark and the federal government that British Columbians oppose these tar sands, tankers and pipelines,” McHugh said. He hopes the protest shows that opponents of the project run the gamut from grandmothers to business owners. The Northern Gateway issue is a tipping point for the public, and everyday people are mobilizing aga ...
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Father criticises Topec over son's climbing death - TVNZ
Google News - over 4 years
3News NZ Father criticises Topec over son's climbing death TVNZ From top: Stephen Lewis Kahukaka-Gedye, Joao Felipe Martins De Melo, and Bryce John Jourdain. - Source: ONE News The father of a teenager swept out to sea while rock climbing on Paritutu last month has hit out at outdoor pursuit organisation Topec over ... Victim's father: It's Topec's faultTaranaki Daily News Father faults TopecStuff.co.nz Father blames mistakes for Paritutu deathMSN NZ News all 8 news articles »
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OttawaWatch: Reflections on Jack Layton
Canadian Christianity - over 4 years
It was a year ago (July 25), that Jack Layton’s cancer battle caused him to step aside from politics. Less than a month later, he was dead. Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered Layton’s family a state funeral, which was accepted. There were a number of unusual factors connected with Layton’s death that are worth noting, not the least of which was Harper’s gracious – and appropriate – recognition of his political opponent’s substantive contribution to Canadian life. In addition to his use of his office to provide a state funeral, Harper quietly and without fanfare did two other things that bespoke a sense of statesmanship. Instead of staying planted in their seats when leftist orator and social activist Stephen Lewis lauded social democracy, Harper and his wife, Laureen Harper, joined the standing ovation. And, in an interview around the time of the funeral, the prime minister spoke movingly about visiting across the Commons aisle with Layton during the Canada Post back-to-work le ...
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Kolleen Bouchane: Weekends Are for Conference Calls -- Right?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On Saturday, I joined the RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) global grassroots conference call. If you are thinking that 'conference call' and 'Saturday' don't go together, bear with me. Once a month, REF 'super activists' from around the U.S. get together and hear from leaders in health, policy and development. Though I am now Director of ACTION a global partnership of advocacy organizations focused on health justice and based at REF, there was a time many years ago when I was just a disaffected 20-something unhappy about the state of the world. I invested in service, in the military and in my community. I wrote letters, I volunteered, I studied, I hoped. I wasn't sure I was doing the right things at the right time (so I also swore a lot) and I felt really really alone in my anger at the injustice of this world. Basic 20-something stuff in some ways, but it was doing my head in. Then I joined a REF conference call. I think it was the first conference call I had ever b ...
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Global stocks mostly lower ahead of Fed minutes, negativity toward corporate earnings
Fox News - over 4 years
Global stock markets struggled Wednesday, as Europe's debt crisis rolls on and investors brace themselves for mediocre second-quarter corporate profits. U.S. markets slipped on fears the Federal Reserve may not give much hope for further easing when it next meets. In Europe, where Spain's debt woes continue to take center stage, Britain's FTSE 100 closed flat at 5,664.48. France's CAC-40 shed 0.57 percent to 3,157.25, while Germany's DAX rose 0.24 percent to 6,453.85. "Some large international investors have declared publicly they are shunning eurozone investments altogether," said Monument Securities Analyst Stephen Lewis. "Their asset reallocations are presumably contributing to downward pressure on (government bond) yields in US and UK markets, among others." Wall Street declined in early trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down 0.23 percent at 12,624.40 and the S&P 500 risking its fifth straight decline, flat at 1,341.8 ...
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Stephen Lewis praises Saskatoon program for health clinics in schools
Brandon Sun - almost 5 years
SASKATOON - Social activist Stephen Lewis is commending efforts being made in Saskatoon to base health clinics in inner-city schools. Lewis told a child health care conference Friday that the work being done by Dr. Maryam Mehtar of the University of Saskatchewan is "ground-breaking." Mehtar has
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Conversations on the Green
Eye Weekly - almost 5 years
Conversations on the Green is a series of exclusive one-on-one talks with notable celebrities, put on by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. Hosted by Ralph Benmergui, these four Mondays showcase the careers of these people and discuss how Jewish culture has been an influence on both their life and their  careers to date. This year, Conversations on the Green will feature actor and SCTV alumnus Eugene Levy on October 24th; businessman and former politician Paul Godfrey on November 28th; politician, broadcaster and diplomat Stephen Lewis on February 27th; and veteran actor and well-loved Happy Days mom Marion Ross on May 14th.
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US reveals nearly $1.5 billion in unspent AIDS money
Minn Post - almost 5 years
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has set extraordinarily high goals in its fight against AIDS around the world. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said late last year that an “AIDS-free generation” is possible. And President Obama promised last December that the number of US-supported AIDS patients on treatment would rise to 6 million by the end of next year, up from the current 4 million. So why did the administration submit a fiscal year 2013 budget that called for a $550 million reduction — an 11 percent cut — in its global AIDS program? GlobalPost put that question to the Obama administration several weeks ago and US officials responded, saying that the government didn’t need more money because there has been nearly $1.5 billion stuck in the pipeline for 18 months or more. In an interview with GlobalPost, Ambassador Eric Goosby, global AIDS coordinator, explained that $1.46 billion designated to fight AIDS hasn’t been used because of inefficient bureaucracies; major ...
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Last Chance: This Week's Deadlines
Marblehead Patch - almost 5 years
Welcome to Last Chance, a new weekly feature on Marblehead Patch that will provide a list of upcoming deadlines that you may want to know about. Here is a list of important dates that we think Marblehead residents will want to know before they start their week. --- Prepare Your Bid: The Marblehead Festival of Arts will hold their 41st annual Art Auction and Wine Tasting Saturday evening at Abbot Hall. Additional information about where to buy tickets and photographs of some of the items available in the auction are available here. The live auction begins at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, so be sure to get online and check out some of the offerings before then. --- Save on Tickets: Melissa Ferrick with Kristin Cefelli will be performing at the Me and Thee Coffe House Friday night. If you want to save on tickets, get them before 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets will be $22 in advance, $25 at the door. --- Best of Patch Readers' Choice:  This week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice ...
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The business case for women - Times and Transcript
Google News - over 5 years
It could be the overthrow of a government, the pursuit of civil rights or Stephen Lewis' dream of a social-democracy movement. Women stand near the peak of opportunity and influence in business. They don't need a "movement" to capture the opportunities
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephen Lewis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 76
    As of 2014, he is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.
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  • 2013
    Age 75
    In 2013, The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto presented Stephen Lewis with the Bonham Centre Award, recognizing his contribution to the advancement and education of human rights issues surrounding sexual education.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis has 33 honorary degrees, 32 from Canadian institutions. This is one of the largest held by any Canadian.
  • 2009
    Age 71
    In 2009, Lewis strongly criticized Pope Benedict XVI's assertion that condom use only makes the AIDS crisis worse.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis is chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. In October 2009, to raise money for the foundation, Lewis helped with a campaign to dare Canadians to do something for Africa called A Dare to Remember. The campaign saw Lewis, along with musician k-os, Federal NDP leader Jack Layton, Olympic gold medalist Duff Gibson and many other Canadians, performing various dares for the event. He faced his own personal fears as part of the campaign, and sang live on CBC's The Hour with the band the Arkells. In 2007, Stephen Lewis and long-time colleague Paula Donovan co-founded AIDS-Free World, a non-profit organization that advocates for more effective global responses to HIV and AIDS. As a preventative HIV/AIDS strategy, Lewis has made a somewhat controversial call for male circumcision when African boys receive the first of two UN-administered measles vaccination shots, so that their recovery progress can be monitored at the time of the second vaccination. Many studies have been conducted into the role circumcision can play in reducing the spread of HIV.
  • 2007
    Age 69
    In 2007, Lewis received the World Citizenship Award, from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, as well as the Health and Human Rights Leadership Award from Doctors of the World-USA.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis was also invested as a Knight Commander of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe by King Letsie III of Lesotho. In 2010, Forbes magazine, in conjunction with their 2010 list of World's Most Powerful People, asked the feminist playwright Eve Ensler to identify Worlds' Most Powerful Feminists. She named Stephen Lewis as one of her top seven.
  • 2006
    Age 68
    In 2006, two new secondary schools in the Toronto area were named after Lewis: one in Mississauga, Ontario, Stephen Lewis Secondary School and one in York Region.
    More Details Hide Details The Mississauga school has a special focus on educating students on issues relating to social justice and global citizenship to enhance the Ontario Curriculum.
    Also in 2006, he was elected a Senior Fellow of Massey College in the University of Toronto.
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  • 2005
    Age 67
    He delivered the annual Massey Lecture in 2005, and it was published in book form under the title Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa.
    More Details Hide Details The book consists of five lectures that depict the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, critically examining the international community's passivity as a contributing factor.
  • 2003
    Age 65
    His investiture into the order was held on October 23, 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 64
    For his humanitarian work in Africa and the United Nations, the Governor General of Canada appointed Lewis a Companion of the Order of Canada on October 10, 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 63
    From 2001 until 2006, he worked as United Nations UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
    More Details Hide Details In this role, he drew attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis and convinced leaders and the public that they have a responsibility to respond. He has been widely praised for his effectiveness in this role. In 2005 he adapted his Massey Lectures in a book titled "Race Against Time", where he describes the disjuncture between what the international community promises and their actions in responding to the pandemic in Africa. In May 2006, Lewis joined the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University as a Scholar-in-Residence.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 57
    From 1995 to 1999, Lewis was Deputy Director of UNICEF.
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  • 1988
    Age 50
    Lewis served at the post until 1988.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s, he became a familiar voice appearing with Dalton Camp and Eric Kierans as part of a weekly political panel on Peter Gzowski's CBC Radio show, Morningside.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 46
    After working for several years as a labour mediator, columnist and broadcaster, in 1984 Lewis was appointed Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
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  • 1978
    Age 40
    In 1978, a frustrated Lewis stepped down as party leader and as a Member of Provincial Parliament.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 37
    Lewis led a strong campaign during the 1975 election with his oratory and passion bringing new supporters to the party.
    More Details Hide Details The NDP highlighted issues such as rent control and workplace safety. Each day, Lewis told the story of a different Ontarian in trouble, making a case that this was because of the lack of adequate legislation. Polls showed the NDP surging and the incumbent Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in freefall and in the course of the campaign Premier William Davis was forced to commit his party to bringing in rent control and other progressive reforms in order to retain power. When the ballots were counted the Tories were reduced to a minority government. Lewis' NDP had doubled its seats from 19 to 38, surpassing the Ontario Liberal Party to become the Official Opposition. To some it appeared that it was only a matter of time before the NDP would form the government. The next election, in 1977, proved to be a disappointment. The growth of support for the NDP stalled, and while the Tories were kept to a minority, the NDP failed to make any gains. The party was reduced to 33 seats and lost its status as Official Opposition to the Liberals.
  • 1972
    Age 34
    Lewis felt that The Waffle was threatening the credibility and stability of the party and supported a movement against the group in June 1972 on the basis that it was a party within a party.
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  • 1971
    Age 33
    A radical left wing group nicknamed The Waffle had gained prominence, with one of its leaders, James Laxer, winning one-third of the vote when he ran to be leader of the federal NDP in 1971.
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    His initial experience at the helm in the 1971 provincial election was a disappointment, with the party slipping from 20 seats to 19.
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  • 1970
    Age 32
    Following the engineered 1970 resignation of Donald C. MacDonald, Lewis was elected leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 25
    He came back to Canada at the instigation of Tommy Douglas, and in 1963, at the age of 26, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 18
    In 1956, he entered the University of Toronto (UofT) where he became a member of the Hart House debating committee, and on 14 November 1957, debated the senator and future American president, John F. Kennedy, on the question, "Has the United States failed in its responsibilities as a world leader?" The Senator narrowly beat the Hart House team 204-194.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis's performance was considered the highlight of the event, while Kennedy's was flat according to many members in the audience like John Brewin. He spent his third year of university at the University of British Columbia (UBC) before spending his final undergraduate year back at UofT where he failed to write his final examinations. He went to law school twice in the early 1960s, dropping out of both UofT and UBC's programs. He left his studies in the 1960s and took up a clerical position with the Socialist International, where he received an invitation to a conference in Ghana. He attended, and instead of returning to Canada, spent more than a year working, traveling, and teaching in various places in Africa. He recalled in his 2005 Massey Lectures that the relatively brief sojourn would be a key influence on his life, especially after the turn of the new millennium.
  • 1950
    Age 12
    When his family moved to Toronto in 1950, he attended secondary school first at Toronto's Oakwood Collegiate, and then his final three years of high school at Harbord Collegiate Institute.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Stephen Lewis was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 11, 1937, to Sophie Lewis (née Carson) and David Lewis.
    More Details Hide Details His parents gave him the Hebrew name "Sholem", a Yiddish derivation of the Hebrew word shalom, which means peace, because he was born on Armistice Day. From the time he was born, and through his early childhood, his father was the National Secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the predecessor party to the NDP.
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