Remembering Chuck Cadman

This post is a little late. I was hoping that this article could be left for Gnomes to write as he would do it the most justice, but as Gnomes is currently in Europe and will not be back to post within the next 2 weeks I felt something should be written.

As many already know, MP Chuck Cadman passed away Saturday after a two year battle against cancer. Acclaimed as a true representative of his constituents, Chuck ran and won as an independent in the riding of Surrey North during the 2004 election after losing his ridings Conservative nomination.

Although he was better known for his recent thrust into the spotlight for being what many acknowledged as the deciding vote during the minority governments greatest crisis of the spring session, Cadman’s largest contribution was to young offender act reform, and should be most acknowledged for his pivotal role in the development and passing of the youth criminal justice act.

Chuck Cadman will be missed. Chuck Cadman will be remembered.



  1. O'Smiley said,

    Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 10:53 am

    3 articles in 1 day. I think this is a Manatee and Gnomes record.

  2. Manatee said,

    Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 11:16 am

    I think Gnomes is going to be shattered when he finds out about Cadman’s passing. He seemed to like the guy.
    Well, I think it’s implied there.

    It’s good we’re posting this late, or he might have tried to make it back for the funeral.

  3. Manatee said,

    Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 11:24 am

    I guess the question is: which will come first, a bye-election or a general election?

  4. O'Smiley said,

    Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 1:43 pm

    With an election expected early next year, I think the Government would rather wait than risk giving the Conservatives another seat.

    I’m not certain the rules of vacancy by-election requirements.

    From what I have managed to gather it seems as though they have 180 days before the Chief Electoral Officer has to call a by-election; and then the election has to occur after 36 days. That gives them roughly 7 months which coincides with a possible general election.

  5. O'Smiley said,

    Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 5:43 pm

    Dude, your links are still messed up. Why don’t you go and learn some html already!

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