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Stephen Henry Lewis
Stephen Lewis

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Leader of Ontario NDP
In office
1970 – 1978
Preceded by Donald C. MacDonald
Succeeded by Michael Cassidy
Constituency Ontario

In office
1963 – 1978
Constituency Scarborough West

Canadian Ambassador
In office
1984 – 1988
Preceded by Gérard Pelletier
Succeeded by Yves Fortier
Constituency United Nations

Born November 11, 1937 (1937-11-11) (age 70)
Flag of Canada Ottawa, Ontario
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse Michele Landsberg
Children Avram David(Avi), Ilana Naomi, Jennie Leah
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Religion Jewish
This article is about the Canadian politician and broadcaster. For other people named Steve Lewis or Stephen Lewis, see Steve Lewis. Stephen Henry Lewis should not be confused with Stephen Mark Lewis who is a United Nations conference interpreter.

Stephen Henry Lewis, C.C. (born November 11, 1937) is a Canadian politician, broadcaster and diplomat. He is currently Social Science Scholar-in-Residence at McMaster University, having recently completed his term as United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Donald MacDonald at Queens Park. ... Michael Morris Cassidy (born 1937) is a Canadian politician. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Scarborough West was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Gérard Pelletier, PC, CC (June 21, 1919 - June 22, 1997) worked as a journalist for Le Devoir, a French-language newspaper in Montreal, Quebec. ... L. Yves Fortier CC, Q.C., BA, BLitt, BCL (born 1935) is a Canadian trial lawyer, arbitrator, businessman and diplomat. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Michele Landsberg, OC, is an award-winning Canadian writer, social activist and feminist who wrote a major column for the Toronto Star newspaper. ... Avram David (Avi) Lewis (1968– ) is a Canadian, social democratic documentary filmmaker and host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Steve Lewis (March 19, 1896 - c 1941?) was a jazz pianist and composer. ... For other uses, see Interpretation (disambiguation). ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about negotiations. ... McMaster University is a highly regarded medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... ... The HIV/AIDS epidemics spreading through the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are highly varied. ...


Born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of former federal New Democratic Party leader David Lewis, he attended Harbord Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... David Lewis (born Losz),[1] CC, MA (June 23, or October 1909 -May 23, 1981)[1][2] was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. ... Harbord Collegiate Institute (also known as Harbord and H.C.I. for short) is a public secondary school located in downtown Toronto. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Political career

At university, he was in danger of failing after neglecting to write any exams. He left his studies in the 1960s and took up a clerical position with the Socialist International, where he received an invitation to a conference in Ghana. He attended, and instead of returning to Canada, spent more than a year working, traveling, and teaching in various places in Africa. He recalled in his 2005 Massey Lectures that the relatively brief sojourn would be a key influence on his life, especially after the turn of the new millennium. The official symbol of Socialist International. ... The Massey Lectures are a prestigious annual event in Canada, in which a noted Canadian or international scholar gives a week-long series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic. ...


He came back to Canada at the instigation of Tommy Douglas, and in 1963, at the age of 26, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Following the engineered 1970 resignation of Donald C. MacDonald,[1] Lewis was elected leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. His initial experience at the helm in the 1971 provincial election was a disappointment, with the party slipping from 20 seats to 19. Thomas Clement Douglas, PC, CC, SOM, MA, LL.D (hc) (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Donald MacDonald at Queens Park. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario general election of 1971 was held to elect the 117 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


A radical left wing group nicknamed the Waffle had gained prominence, with one of its leaders, James Laxer winning one-third of the vote when he ran to be leader of the federal NDP in 1971. Lewis felt that the Waffle was threatening the credibility and stability of the party and supported a movement against the group in June 1972 on the basis that it was a party within a party. The Waffle (also known as the Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada) was a radical wing of Canadas New Democratic Party and later an independent political party. ... James Laxer (b. ...


Lewis led a strong campaign during the 1975 election with his oratory and passion bringing new supporters to the party. The NDP highlighted issues such as rent control and workplace safety. Each day, Lewis told the story of a different Ontarian in trouble, making a case that this was because of the lack of adequate legislation. Polls showed the NDP surging and the incumbent Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in freefall and in the course of the campaign Premier William Davis was forced to commit his party to bringing in rent control and other progressive reforms in order to retain power. When the ballots were counted the Tories were reduced to a minority government. Lewis' NDP had doubled its seats from 19 to 38, surpassing the Ontario Liberal Party to become the Official Opposition. To some it appeared that it was only a matter of time before the NDP would form the government. The Ontario legislature after the 1975 general election The Ontario general election of 1975 was held on September 18, 1975, to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... In Canada, a Premier is the head of government of a province. ... For the artist, animator, creative director, see Bill Davis (artist) (animator) (computer games). ... Rent control refers to laws or ordinances that set price controls on the renting of residential housing. ... For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centre-left provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ...


The next election, in 1977, proved to be a disappointment. The growth of support for the NDP stalled, and while the Tories were kept to a minority, the NDP failed to make any gains. The party was reduced to 33 seats and lost its status as Official Opposition to the Liberals. In 1978, a frustrated Lewis stepped down as party leader and as a Member of Provincial Parliament. The Ontario general election of 1977 was held to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Diplomatic and Academic Career

Stephen Lewis, speaking at the University of Alberta, January 30, 2006
Stephen Lewis, speaking at the University of Alberta, January 30, 2006

After working for several years as a labour mediator, columnist and broadcaster, in 1984 Lewis was appointed Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Lewis served at the post until 1988. In the 1980s, he became a familiar voice appearing with Dalton Camp and Eric Kierans as part of a weekly political panel on Peter Gzowski's Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show, Morningside. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1781x1920, 2686 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Stephen Lewis ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1781x1920, 2686 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Stephen Lewis ... The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ... Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC, CC, CMM, CD (née Benoît) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (predominantly known as Brian Mulroney) (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Honourable Dalton Kingsley Camp, PC, OC, M.Sc, LL.D (September 11, 1920 – March 18, 2002) was a Canadian journalist, politician, political strategist and commentator and supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... Eric William Kierans (February 2, 1914 - May 9, 2004) was a Canadian economist and politician. ... CBC promotional image of Peter Gzowski, circa 2000 Peter Gzowski, CC , LL.D , D.Litt (July 13, 1934 - January 24, 2002) was a Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter, most famous for his work on the CBC radio show Morningside. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Morningside was a Canadian radio program, which aired on CBC Radio from 1977 to 1997. ...


From 1995 to 1999, Lewis was Deputy Director of UNICEF. From 2001 until 2006, he worked as United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. In his role as Special Envoy, he worked to draw attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis and to convince leaders and the public that they have a responsibility to respond. He has been widely praised for his effectiveness in this role. In 2005 he adapted his Massey Lectures in a book titled "Race Against Time", where he describes the disjuncture between what the international community promises and their actions in responding to the pandemic in Africa. UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... The United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa is a diplomatic position that deals with the deadly disease on the continent where the issue is most pressing. ... The Massey Lectures are a prestigious annual event in Canada, in which a noted Canadian or international scholar gives a week-long series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic. ... Cover image from the second edition of Race Against Time Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa is a book by Stephen Lewis, former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. ...


In May 2006, Lewis joined the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University as a Scholar-in-Residence. Also in 2006, an online petition asking the Nobel committee to recognize Lewis for his work, and consider him for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, was signed by over 12,000 people.[1] McMaster University is a highly regarded medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


Foundation

Stephen Lewis heads the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a charitable organization that helps people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. He also serves as the first social sciences scholar-in-residence at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The Stephen Lewis Foundation is an organization founded by Stephen Lewis that assists mostly AIDS and HIV-related grassroots projects in Africa. ... McMaster University is a highly regarded medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ...


Personal

Stephen is the son of former Federal NDP Leader David Lewis. Stephen is married to Canadian journalist Michele Landsberg. He is the father of Canadian broadcaster Avi Lewis, who married journalist and author Naomi Klein, and of Ilana Naomi Landsberg-Lewis and Jenny Leah Lewis. He is also the brother of Nina Lewis-Libeskind, the wife and partner of world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Lewis' brother and sister, Michael Lewis and Janet Solberg, were both active and high-ranking officials within the party during the 1980s and 1990s: Michael was the Ontario Provincial Secretary, and Janet was the Ontario party's President. David Lewis (born Losz),[1] CC, MA (June 23, or October 1909 -May 23, 1981)[1][2] was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. ... Michele Landsberg, OC, is an award-winning Canadian writer, social activist and feminist who wrote a major column for the Toronto Star newspaper. ... Avram David (Avi) Lewis (1968– ) is a Canadian, social democratic documentary filmmaker and host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map. ... Naomi Klein (b. ...


In 2002, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ...


In 2005, Lewis delivered the annual Massey Lectures. The lectures have also been published in book form under the title of the lecture series, 'Race Against Time'. The book consists of five lectures that depict the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, critically examining the international community's passivity as a contributing factor. The Massey Lectures are a prestigious annual event in Canada, in which a noted Canadian or international scholar gives a week-long series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic. ...


In 2006, he was elected a Senior Fellow of Massey College in the University of Toronto. Massey College is an elite graduate residential college affiliated with but independent from the University of Toronto. ...


Honours

In January of 2006, it was announced that the planned "Churchill Meadows Secondary School" in Mississauga, Ontario, would be renamed "Stephen Lewis Secondary School". This became the first school in Canada to be named in honour of Stephen Lewis. On Thomas Street, West of Tenth Line in Mississauga, Stephen Lewis Secondary School Peel District School Board opened to Grade 9 and 10 students in the fall of 2006, subsequently adding grades 11 and 12 in the following two years. The school's focus follows that of Stephen Lewis by educating students on issues relating to social justice and global citizenship to enhance the Ontario Curriculum. Peel District School Board is the public board in Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario serving: Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, Ontario. ...


In September of 2006, a new Secondary School in York Region was opened, named after Stephen Lewis. Stephen Lewis Secondary School is just off of Dufferin St. on Autumn Hill Blvd. Vaughan Secondary School has shifted the incoming Grade 9 students, as well as the Grade 10 students to the new school. Stephen Lewis Secondary School is a high school in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. ... Vaughan Secondary School is a high school in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. ...


In 2007, Lewis received the World Citizenship Award, from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, as well as the Health and Human Rights Leadership Award from Doctors of the World-USA. The World Citizenship Award is an award of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). ... The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is a global association supporting the female-oriented and female-only Scouting organizations in 144 countries. ...


References and notes

  1. ^ MacDonald 1998, pp. 151-152
  • MacDonald, Donald C. (1998), The Happy Warrior: Political Memoirs, vol. 1 (2 ed.), Dundurn Press, ISBN 1-55002-307-1
  • Smith, Cameron (1989), Unfinished Journey: The Lewis Family, vol. 1 (1 ed.), Summerhill Press, ISBN 0-929091-04-3
Preceded by
Donald C. MacDonald
Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party
19701978
Succeeded by
Michael Cassidy
Preceded by
Robert Nixon
Leader of the Opposition in the
Ontario Legislature

19751977
Succeeded by
Stuart Smith
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Gérard Pelletier
Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
August 1984August 1988
Succeeded by
Yves Fortier


Donald MacDonald at Queens Park. ... Donald MacDonald at Queens Park. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Morris Cassidy (born 1937) is a Canadian politician. ... Robert Fletcher Nixon (born July 17, 1928 in St. ... The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Stuart Smith can refer to any of the following people, Stuart Lyon Smith is a politician, psychiatrist, academic and public servant in Ontario, Canada. ... Gérard Pelletier, PC, CC (June 21, 1919 - June 22, 1997) worked as a journalist for Le Devoir, a French-language newspaper in Montreal, Quebec. ... List of Canadian ambassadors to the United Nations Categories: Foreign relations of Canada ... This page is about the year 1984. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... L. Yves Fortier CC, Q.C., BA, BLitt, BCL (born 1935) is a Canadian trial lawyer, arbitrator, businessman and diplomat. ...

Leaders of the Ontario CCF/NDP
Jolliffe | MacDonald | Lewis | Cassidy | Rae | Hampton

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In 1963, Lewis, the son of New Democratic Party leader David Lewis, was elected to the Ontario legislature at the age of 26 while still a student at the University of Toronto.
Lewis was a charismatic, articulate, and ambitious figure, and because many members of the party felt that the NDP needed young, new leadership to reflect the changes wrought by the 1960s and persuaded Donald C. MacDonald to step down as leader in 1970.
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