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Harry Garfinkle is a Green politician and former University Professor in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Academic career

He also is Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Alberta, but retired from teaching in 1988 to focus on politics.[1]

Political endeavors

Garfinkle first ran for public office in the provincial electoral district of Edmonton-Strathcona as a candidate under the Constitutional Socialist banner in the 1975 Alberta general election. He was defeated finishing in last place losing to incumbent Julian Koziak.[2]

In 1993, he ran for the Green Party of Canada in the federal riding of Edmonton Strathcona, receiving 287 votes (0.58%).

Garfinkle ran for registered leader of the GPC in 1996 but lost to Wendy Priesnitz. Garfinkle was selected as interim registered leader of the Party, during a teleconference of the National Executive, after Priesnitz resigned in January 1997.

References

  1. Jagodzinski, Jan (26 May 2006). Pedagogical Desire: Authority, Seducation, Transference, and the Question of Ethics. IAP. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-59311-380-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=S7edLdI03bkC&pg=PA210. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  2. Edmonton-Strathcona results 1975 Alberta general election. Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
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