Harvey Smith, Canadian politician, Died at 80

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Harvey Smith was born on November 6, 1936, in Vancouver, British Columbia and died on March 12, 2017.

He was a Canadian politician.

Smith served on Winnipeg’s city council and in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

Harvey grew up in Winnipeg and first became involved in politics at the age of twelve.

Smith joined the British Columbia Social Credit Party when it was still a fringe organization.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University and worked as a teacher in Birtle, Manitoba.

Harvey Smith sought the Progressive Conservative nomination for a February 1969 provincial by-election in the Birtle-Russell electoral division but lost to Harry Graham.

Later, Smith became involved with the New Democratic Party (NDP).

Smith was elected to the Winnipeg City Council in 1980 for the division of Sargent Park, retaining his seat until 1986.

Smith was not married and did not have any children

Harvey Smith passed away at 80 years old.

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