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Bill Murdoch (born January 10, 1945 in Meaford, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1990, and represents the riding of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound for the Progressive Conservative Party. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Meaford is a municipality in the Grey County area of Southern Ontario, Canada with a population of approximately 10,500. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


Murdoch was educated at the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, and subsequently worked as a farmer, electrical draftsman, film stripper and salesman (also becoming a freemason and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion). He served as chair of the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority for five years. American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian veterans organization founded in 1925 with more than 400,000 members worldwide. ...


Murdoch began his political career at the municipal level, serving as a councillor in Sydenham township for four years and as the community's reeve for a further eight. He was elected warden of Grey County in 1987. Murdoch served as vice-president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for two years, and was a member of the board of directors for five years. Sydenham, Ontario can mean: Sydenham, Frontenac County, Ontario Sydenham, Grey County, Ontario See also Sydenham (disambiguation) ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... In some Canadian provinces, a reeve is the elected head of a village or township, performing a similar role to the mayor of a town or city. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Murdoch's first bid to enter the Ontario legislature was unsuccessful. He ran as a Tory in the riding of Grey in the Ontario general election of 1987, in which the Liberals under David Peterson won a landslide majority; Murdoch lost to Liberal Ron Lipsett by about 2000 votes. The Liberals saw their support base collapse during the 1990 election, however, and Murdoch was able to win the seat on his second attempt (defeating New Democrat Peggy Hutchinson by about 2500 votes; Lipsett was third). David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... David Peterson was the twentieth Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990, and the first Liberal premier of Ontario in 42 years. ... Ronald F. Lipsett (born January 19, 1944 in Meaford, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


Murdoch was easily re-elected in the provincial elections of 1995 and 1999, both of which were won by the Progressive Conservatives under Mike Harris. He developed a reputation as a party maverick during this period, and was never seriously considered for a cabinet appointment. Bob Raes Ontario New Democratic Party government was defeated by voters, who are angry at the mistakes made by the inexperienced NDP, and frustrated by rising taxes and unemployment. ... The Ontario general election of 1999 was held in the Canadian province of Ontario in the late spring of 1999. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ...


Murdoch's political philosophy is somewhat eccentric, and defies any easy summarization. Although a rural populist and supporter of the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, Murdoch is also an admirer of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Louis Riel. He has never been afraid to criticize his own party, whether in government or opposition -- he opposed the Harris government's decision to cancel the province's spring bear hunt, and claims that he was once fired from a parliamentary assistant position by calling for more free votes. He is also known as one of the most socially conservative members of the Ontario assembly, and one occasion threatened to block unanimous consent from being given for a same-sex benefits bill brought forward by the Harris government. Populism is a political ideology or rhetorical style that holds that the common person is oppressed by the elite in society, which exists only to serve its own interests, and therefore, the instruments of the State need to be grasped from this self-serving elite and instead used for the... The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right_of_centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Cuban President Fidel Castro waves the Cuban flag during May Day celebrations, 2005 Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926), has led Cuba since 1959, when, leading the 26th of July Movement, he overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista. ... Che Guevara Dr. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna ( June 14, 1928¹ – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrilla leader. ... Louis David Riel (October 22, 1844 - November 16, 1885), sometimes called the Father of Manitoba, was a Canadian politician and leader of the Métis, an ethnic group of mixed Cree, Ojibway, Saulteaux, French Canadian, and British descent. ... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ...


Murdoch's riding includes the town of Walkerton, which suffered from a deadly outbreak of e-coli in its water system in 2000. He was criticized by some for dismissing that possibility that his government's cutbacks could have been partly responsible for the outbreak. Walkerton is a small town on the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Ontario, 75 km southwest of Owen Sound. ... Binomial name Escherichia coli T. Escherich, 1885 Escherichia coli (usually abbreviated to E. coli) is one of the main species of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals (including birds and mammals) and are necessary for the proper digestion of food. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Progressive Conservatives lost the 2003 election, though Murdoch was re-elected in his own riding. After the election, he openly considered sitting with the social-democratic NDP — not for ideological reasons, but to give the NDP official party status in the legislature after it fell below the required number of seats. The plan was seriously considered by Murdoch and NDP leader Howard Hampton, but ultimately came to nothing. (The NDP subsequently won a by-election, and regained official party status on their own.) The province of Ontario, Canada conducted a general election on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton Howard Hampton (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) and a Member of Provincial Parliament from the northern riding of Kenora--Rainy River. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


Murdoch supported Frank Klees's bid to lead the Ontario PC Party in 2004. Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951 in Stuttgart, West Germany) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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