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Conrad Santos, First Filipino Canadian elected in Canada
Conrad Santos, First Filipino Canadian elected in Canada

Conrad Santos (November 26, 1934-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988, and again from 1990 to 2007. Image File history File links Conradsantos. ... Image File history File links Conradsantos. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Santos was born in the Philippines and was educated as Harvard University and the University of Michigan, receiving a PhD in Political Science from the latter institution. He moved to Winnipeg in 1965 after receiving a teaching position at the University of Manitoba, where he continues to serve as a faculty member. Santos has also worked as a consultant for the Instituto Centro-Americano de Administracion Publica in Costa Rica, and was a board member of the Citizenship Council of Manitoba from 1977 to 1980. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The University of Manitoba is the largest university of the province of Manitoba, most comprehensive and only research-intensive post-secondary educational institution. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


He sought the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) nomination for Fort Garry in the 1973 election, but was defeated. He ran for the Winnipeg city council in 1977 and 1980, but lost both times. The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Fort Garry is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Manitoba General Election of June 28, 1973 was won by the social-democratic New Democratic Party, which took 31 of 57 seats. ...


Santos was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1981 provincial election as a New Democrat in the northwest Winnipeg riding of Burrows, defeating NDP-turned-Progressive Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ben Hanuschak. He was re-elected in the 1986 election. In June 1984, there were unconfirmed rumours that he was considering a move to the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1987, he was accused of trying to use his political position to prevent Winnipeg School Division No. 1 from expropriating a house he owned.[1] The Manitoba, Canada general election of November 17, 1981 was won by the opposition New Democratic Party, which took 34 of 57 seats. ... Burrows is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Progressive Party of Manitoba was a political party in Manitoba, Canada which existed from 1981 to 1995. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... Ben Hanuschak (April 29, 1930-) is a Manitoba politician. ... The 1986 general election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which took 30 seats out of 57. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Santos lost the Burrows NDP nomination to Doug Martindale in 1988, and subsequently entered the party's leadership election. He was not regarded as a serious candidate, and received only five votes on the first ballot. (See New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership conventions.) Santos ran for mayor of Winnipeg in 1989, but was again not considered a serious candidate and finished a distant fourth. Doug Martindale (May 25, 1947-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... There have been five New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership conventions to select a party leader since the Manitoba NDPs founding in 1961. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1990, Santos won the NDP nomination for Broadway, another northwest riding, by a single vote over favoured candidate Marianne Cerilli. He subsequently defeated Liberal incumbent Avis Gray in the 1990 general election, and was re-elected in the 1995 election. In 1995, he endorsed Lorne Nystrom's bid to lead the federal NDP. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Broadway is a former electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Marianne Cerilli is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Avis Gray (born September 3, 1954) is a politician in Canada. ... The election of September 11, 1990 in Manitoba, Canada was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who took 30 out of 57 seats. ... The Manitoba, Canada general election of 1995 was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who won 31 seats out of 57. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Honourable Lorne Edmund Nystrom, PC (born April 26, 1946) a Canadian politician, was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 2004, except for an interval from 1993, when he lost re-election, to 1997. ... The New Democratic Party (NPD; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


When the Broadway riding was eliminated by redistribution in 1999, Santos won the NDP nomination in Wellington (also in Winnipeg's northwest), and was returned by a wide margin in the 1999 provincial election. He was again re-elected in the 2003 election. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Wellington is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ... The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ...


Santos was named Deputy Speaker after the elections of 1986 and 1999, but has never been appointed to a cabinet position. It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ...


Santos left the New Democratic Party caucus shortly before the 2007 provincial election after being accused of improperly selling party membership cards (he denied the charge). He campaigned as an independent, and finished last in a field of five candidates. On April 20, 2007, Premier of Manitoba Gary Doer announced that a general election will be held on May 22, 2007. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ "Santos says he will run again", Free Press Weekly, 17 April 1986, p. 8.

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Conrad Santos at AllExperts (461 words)
Santos was born in the Philippines and was educated as Harvard University and the University of Michigan, receiving a PhD in Political Science from the latter institution.
Santos was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1981 provincial election as a New Democrat in the north-end Winnipeg riding of Burrows, defeating NDP-turned-Progressive MLA Ben Hanuschak.
Santos lost the Burrows NDP nomination to Doug Martindale in 1988, and subsequently entered the party's leadership race (which was choosing a successor to Howard Pawley) for the sole purpose of protesting the party's nomination methods.
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