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Gordon Earle

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Preceded by  Geoff Regan
Spouse  Jane Earle
Party  New Democratic Party
Name  Gordon Earle
Succeeded by  Geoff Regan
Role  Canadian Politician

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Born  February 27, 1943 (age 72) Halifax, Nova Scotia (1943-02-27)

Political party  New Democratic Party

Gordon S. Earle (born February 27, 1943) is a Canadian politician. Earle is a member of the New Democratic Party and a former member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Halifax West from 1997 to 2000. Earle is the first black Member of Parliament elected from Nova Scotia.

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Career

Earle was a senior public servant, he was the first employee of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. He served as Chief Human Rights Officer and assistant to the Ombudsman in Nova Scotia and as Ombudsman of Manitoba.

While in Parliament, Earle was the NDP critic of Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration, Indian Affairs and Northern Development, National Defence, and Veterans Affairs. Earle lost his seat in the Canadian federal election, 2000.

In the 2004 federal election, Earle ran in the riding of South Shore—St. Margaret's, in which a small part of the old Halifax West, in which he resided, had been moved under redistricting. He was defeated by the incumbent, Conservative Gerald Keddy, coming third. He ran again in the 2006 federal election, again losing to Keddy, but improving his vote total and placing second. Earle ran against Keddy for a third time in the 2008 federal election, losing by less than one thousand votes.

Personal life

Earle is a martial artist with a black belt in Karate. He founded the Hammonds Plains Karate Club.

References

Gordon Earle Wikipedia


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