Baranyi enrolled at McMaster University in 1980 as an engineer. The following year, he lived in a small village in northern Sumatra, Indonesia on the Canada World Youth Exchange Program. While living in this area, he became disgusted with the operations of Shell Oil, and the effects of internationalism capitalism on traditional village life. After returning to Canada, he became involved with the non-government organization Plenty Canada, which promoted soy productions and nutrition projects in the Caribbean. He has also worked as a tree planter and carpenter, and has designed environmentally-friendly houses. Also with his wife, he owns the vegetarian food company Pulse Foods.
He first ran for parliament in the 2000 federal election, as an independent candidate in the riding of Lanark—Carleton (there was also an official Green Party candidate in this race; Baranyi was not yet a member of the party). He finished seventh out of eight candidates with 150 votes, well behind the winner, Canadian Alliance candidate Scott Reid.
He ran in the provincial Lanark—Carleton riding in the 2003 provincial election, as a candidate of the Green Party. He received 2564 votes, finishing a credible fourth place. In the federal election of 2004, he ran in the redistributed riding of Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington and again finished fourth with 2736 votes.
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John Anderson responded that the donation was from Evelyn Jacks and that the Federal Council had been aware of the donation, although perhaps they were not aware that it would be made through her corporation.
John responded that he was the official agent for 66 candidates, of which 24 returns have gone to the auditor.
JohnBaranyi pointed out that the resolution on the floor does say that we can adopt constitutional amendments at this general meeting, but they must be sent to the members for ratification.
Look for more Su Dokus starting in May, then every other month after that.
While John Ralston Saul ("French for the Future," February 2006) is doing good work among Anglophones, it begs the question, "Who is doing this for Francophones?" It is quite disconcerting to see someone in Quebec being interviewed on TV who is unable, or who refuses, to speak English.
They learned English in school, then moved to France and learned French prior to moving to Canada and becoming citizens of this country.
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