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Svend Robinson
Svend Robinson

Svend Robinson, at the January 2003 NDP convention in Toronto. This article is about the Canadian political party. ...


In office
1979 – 1988
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by riding dissolved

Member of Parliament for Burnaby—Kingsway
In office
1988 – 1997
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by riding dissolved

Member of Parliament for Burnaby—Douglas
In office
1997 – 2004
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Bill Siksay

Born March 14, 1952
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse Patricia Robinson (divorced, 1972); Max Riveron (partner, 1994-present)
Occupation politician

Svend Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian politician, Canada's first openly homosexual elected official and a prominent activist for gay rights. He was a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 until 2004, when he resigned after confessing to committing a theft. He unsuccessfully sought to return to the House in the 2006 federal election. 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... Burnaby was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... Burnaby—Kingsway was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons. ... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... Burnaby—Douglas is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. ... Bill Siksay, British Columbia MP for Burnaby-Douglas William Bill Siksay, MP (born March 11, 1955, in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, the Member of Parliament (MP) who represents the British Columbia riding of Burnaby—Douglas for the New Democratic Party. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th general election) will occur on January 23, 2006. ...

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Early life

Robinson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, of Danish descent to Edith Jensen and Wayne Robinson.[1] His father opposed the Vietnam War and brought his family to live in Canada. Under the dual-citizenship provisions of U.S. law, Robinson remains an American. He obtained a law degree from the University of British Columbia and completed post-graduate work at the London School of Economics. In 1972, he married his high-school girlfriend, but they divorced after he told her about his sexuality. Minneapolis redirects here. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. ... Mascot: Beaver Affiliations: University of London Russell Group EUA ACU CEMS APSIA Golden Triangle G5 Group Universities UK Website: http://www. ...


Politics

Robinson was the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) for ridings in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, British Columbia, the third-largest city in British Columbia. This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... “Burnaby” redirects here. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


As the longest-serving British Columbia MP of his time, in office from 1979 to 2004, Svend Robinson is notable for having been the first MP to come out as gay, in spring 1988. He has since been followed by other gay and lesbian politicians in Parliament: Bloc Québécois MP Réal Ménard, fellow New Democrats Libby Davies and Bill Siksay, and Liberal Party of Canada MPs Scott Brison and Mario Silva, as well as Senators Laurier LaPierre and Nancy Ruth. Come Out was composed by Steve Reiche in 1966. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ... Réal Ménard (born May 13, 1962) is a Canadian politician, representing the Quebec riding of Hochelaga for the Bloc Québécois. ... Libby Davies (born February 27, 1953) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Vancouver East in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Bill Siksay, British Columbia MP for Burnaby-Douglas William Bill Siksay, MP (born March 11, 1955, in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, the Member of Parliament (MP) who represents the British Columbia riding of Burnaby—Douglas for the New Democratic Party. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967), Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Mario Silva, MP (born June 11, 1966) is a Canadian politician. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Laurier L. LaPierre (born November 21, 1929) is a retired Canadian Senator and former broadcaster, journalist and author. ... Nancy Ruth (born January 6, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian senator from Ontario. ...


Robinson ran to succeed Audrey McLaughlin as leader of the NDP at the 1995 NDP leadership convention, but withdrew in favour of Alexa McDonough after the first ballot even though he had received the most votes. Robinson realized that he could not defeat McDonough on the second ballot since most of the votes cast by supporters of third place finisher Lorne Nystrom would have gone to her. The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ... NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. ... Alexa McDonough (born August 11, 1944) is a Canadian politician, and former leader of the New Democratic Party. ... 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. ...


Areas of political and activist involvement

Robinson, a self-described socialist, is commonly regarded as being one of the most left-wing figures in Canadian politics. He is best known for his negative views on American foreign policy, especially towards Cuba, his distrust of corporations and his criticism of Israel and that country's policies. Party leader McDonough removed Robinson's critic responsibility for Middle East issues in 2002 for comments he made about Israel after attempting to meet with Yasser Arafat. Robinson has also been negative towards the Chinese government for its treatment of political dissidents, and for its policies in Tibet. Socialism refers to the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... A countrys foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how that particular country will interact with other countries of the world and, to a lesser extent, non-state actors. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ...


Robinson was also involved in the Gustafsen Lake Standoff near 100 Mile House; fighting for the right of Sue Rodriguez to commit assisted suicide; the anti-logging protests at Clayoquot Sound; and the protests against the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas during the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001. Sometimes he has acted on his political beliefs without legal immunity; in 1994 he was jailed for 14 days for contempt of court regarding his Clayoquot Sound activities. In 1985 he had been fined $750 for similar actions on the Queen Charlotte Islands. The Gustafsen Lake Standoff was an Indigenous land dispute involving the Secwepemc Nation which began on June 15, 1995, and lasted until September 17, 1995. ... (Redirected from 100 Mile House) 100 Mile House is a town located in central British Columbia, Canada. ... Sue Rodriguez (August 2, 1950-February 12, 1994) was an advocate of the right to die with dignity. ... Euthanasia (Greek, good death) is the practice of killing a person or animal, in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons, usually to end their suffering. ... Clayoquot Sound (usually pronounced clay-kwot or clack-kwot) is located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on the weekend of April 20, 2001, was a round of negotiations regarding a proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. ... An expansion of the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which relaxes trade restrictions between Member States. ... The Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on the weekend of April 20, 2001, was a round of negotiations regarding a proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date...


In November 1998, Robinson was injured in a hiking accident on Gabriola Island, breaking his jaw and one ankle. [1] Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Gabriola Island (49°9′N 123°47′W) is an island on the West coast of British Columbia, Canada between mainland BC and Vancouver Island. ...


He was one of the NDP's most prominent MPs, and was particularly popular in his own riding due to the high level of activity of his community offices, and his decision to be open about his sexual orientation while holding political office. Although controversial, he was a respected figure in Canadian progressive and activist circles. His critics saw him as self-righteous and too leftist. The former NDP premier of Ontario Bob Rae (no longer a party member at the time) described Robinson as a "crank." Some have accused Robinson of bias against Israel, and in 2002 suggestions were made that his comments about Israel and the Middle East were anti-Semitic (although no public figure said so openly). Robinson has strongly denied being anti-Jewish. Some Canadian Jews, including Judy Rebick, publicly defended Robinson. [2] Hon. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Judy Rebick in 2005. ...


Robinson was involved in the New Politics Initiative and the NDP's renewal process, although he remained committed to the party after the NPI's defeat at the 2001 general convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The New Politics Initiative (or NPI) was a faction of Canadas New Democratic Party. ... 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. ...


Robinson sponsored an amendment to Canada's hate-crimes law to include hate crimes based on sexual orientation. Opponents of the amendment believe that this amendment provides insufficient safeguards for those who voice their opinions about homosexuality from conscience or from religious beliefs. Robinson claimed that his amendment would not suppress conscientious objection. Some religious groups and civil libertarians oppose the amendment because it will limit their right to free speech. Robinson also drew controversy from religious Canadians in 1999 when he submitted a petition from the Humanist Association of Canada calling for the preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be amended to remove its mention of God. [3] After which, Robinson was sent to the backbench. [4][5] The Humanist Association of Canada (HAC) is a Canadian secular humanist organization which provides guidance to individuals who do not feel the need for religious beliefs in their life [1]. // History The Humanist Association of Canada was founded in 1968, with Dr. Henry Morgentaler as its first president. ... The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the introductory sentence (preamble) to the Constitution of Canadas Charter of Rights and Constitution Act, 1982. ... A backbencher is a Member of Parliament or a legislature who does not hold governmental office and is not a Front Bench spokesperson in the Opposition. ...


In 2003, Liberal Senator Jerry Grafstein suggested that September 11 be designated as "America Day" to commemorate the American victims of September 11, 2001. Robinson proposed that the day also be designated as "Chile Day," to mark the overthrow of Chilean president Salvador Allende's democratically elected government on September 11, 1973. Neither proposal was accepted. The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Jerahmiel S. (Jerry) Grafstein (born January 2, 1935) is a Canadian political figure and lawyer. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Salvador Isabelino Allende Gossens[1] (June 26, 1908 – September 11, 1973) was President of Chile from November 1970 until his death during the coup détat of September 11, 1973. ...


Theft conviction

On April 15, 2004, Robinson confessed to the theft (on April 9) of a ring valued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at $21,500 CAD. However, other quotes valued the item at $64,000. He claimed the theft was stress-related. is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... RCMP redirects here. ... C$ redirects here. ...


He announced that he was going on a medical leave of absence and was stepping aside as a nominated candidate in the 2004 federal election. He surrendered on April 14, and was formally charged with one count of theft over $5,000 on June 21. On August 6, he pleaded guilty and was ordered to continue receiving psychiatric counselling and perform 100 hours of community service. He was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service, but will not have a criminal record, a sentence the Crown described as "appropriate." [6] The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Robinson's long-time constituency assistant Bill Siksay was nominated in his place as NDP candidate for Burnaby-Douglas; Siksay won the riding in the federal election in June 2004. Bill Siksay, British Columbia MP for Burnaby-Douglas William Bill Siksay, MP (born March 11, 1955, in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, the Member of Parliament (MP) who represents the British Columbia riding of Burnaby—Douglas for the New Democratic Party. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


On October 26, 2005, Robinson revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder. He then explained that he was not making a direct correlation between mental illness and criminal activity and took full responsibility for his actions. [7] He attributed his mental health problems to the 1998 hiking accident. For other uses, see Bipolar. ...


Recent activities

Robinson was an NDP candidate in the 2006 federal election, challenging Liberal MP Hedy Fry in the riding of Vancouver Centre, which had not had an NDP or Co-operative Commonwealth Federation MP since 1949. In December 2005, the Canadian magazine Maclean's featured Robinson on the cover and in an editorial, calling for voters to reject him. [8]. The following month, Robinson's candidacy was endorsed by the Vancouver newspaper The Georgia Straight.[9]. At the election, in which the NDP performed strongly in most British Columbia ridings, Fry easily won re-election. The NDP vote fell by 3.6% and the Liberal vote rose by 3.5%. Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Hedy Fry, PC, MP, MD (born August 6, 1941) is a Canadian politician, physician, and best Queen Canada has ever had - although some poindexter at McGill may think otherwise. ... Vancouver Centre is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1917. ... The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ... The Georgia Straight is a free Canadian weekly news and entertainment newspaper published in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


Robinson was employed by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union as an arbitrator and advocate. He also served on the NDP's federal executive as co-chair of the party's LGBT Committee. [10] It was rumoured that Robinson might be considering a run at provincial politics in the BC riding of Burnaby North.[11] LGBT (also GLBT) is an acronym referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people. ... Burnaby North is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Robinson has taken a position with trade union federation Public Services International based in Paris, France, where he is moving with his partner Max Riveron.[12] Public Services International (PSI) is a global union federation of public sector trade unions. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Awards and recognition

  • Award for Human Rights, May 1993 Lambda Foundation.
  • The Edith Adamson Award for Leadership in Issues of Conscience in 1995.
  • Elena Gil Iberoamerican Award on Ethics, June 1995 Felix Varela Centre.
  • Tom Stoddard National Role Model Award, May 1997 presented by PrideFest America.
  • Hero Award, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in August 1999 by The Canadian Bar Association.
  • Presidents Award, 2003 Canadian Arab Federation.
  • Kurdish Human Rights Prize, Adar 2614.
  • Panelist at the conference to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, discussing "The Making of s.15: Collaboration by Government, Community Activists and Legal Experts."

References

  1. ^ Svend Robinson has surgery after hiking accident. CBC.ca (1998-11-13). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  2. ^ Concordia students hold peaceful Mideast rally. CTV.ca (2002-11-16). Retrieved on 2007-04-31.
  3. ^ ""God" and the charter of rights", CBC.ca, 1999-06-07. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Svend Robinson has been benched", CBC.ca, 1999-06-09. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Robinson disciplined for 'no-God' petition", CBC.ca, 1999-06-09. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  6. ^ "No jail time for Svend Robinson", CBC.ca, 2004-08-06. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Svend Robinson speaks out about illness", CBC.ca, 2005-10-26. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Let's Svend him packing", Macleans, 2005-12-19. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  9. ^ "The Straight slate - Vancouver Centre", The Georgia Straight, 2006-01-19. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  10. ^ NDP FORMALLY ADOPTS DECLARATION OF MONTREAL ON LGBT RIGHTS (2006-09-11).
  11. ^ Holman, Sean (2007-03-31). Laugh about it, shout about it. Public Eye Online. Retrieved on 2007-04-18.
  12. ^ Canadian Press. "Disgraced former MP moving to France", The Globe and Mail, 2007-04-18. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 

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External links

  • Svend Robinson's website
  • CBC interview

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CBC News Indepth: Svend Robinson (1047 words)
Svend Robinson was born in the United States in March 1952 to Edith Jensen and Wayne Robinson.
Robinson remembered that the principal once said he would never shake the hand of an Indian because it was dirty.
Robinson turned to alcohol as he struggled to deal with his sexuality and the death of his mother.
Svend Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1217 words)
Robinson is a self-described socialist, and is commonly regarded as being one of the most left wing figures in Canadian politics.
Robinson was involved in the New Politics Initiative and the NDP's renewal process, although he remained committed to the party after the NPI's defeat at the 2001 general convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Robinson's long-time assistant Bill Siksay was nominated in his place as NDP candidate for Burnaby-Douglas; Siksay won the riding in the federal election in June 2004.
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