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‘Paradise’: avid writer and former NDP politician Ian Waddell dies at age 78

By Palak Mangat      

Plus, Independent Senator Kim Pate has amassed more than 19,000 followers on TikTok, and NDP MP Charlie Angus says WE Charity taking aim at him on its website is akin to 'gaslighting.'

During a late-night sitting in the House on June 8, 2017, then-Hill Times photographer Jake Wright happened upon and snapped this photo of former longtime NDP politician Ian Waddell, who was writing at a table in the Library of Parliament. Though not an MP at the time, he liked to stay close to the action. Today, after his death last week, he is being remembered as a 'generous' activist who 'fought big oil' during his time in federal politics, after he died last week. The Hill Times file photograph by Jake Wright

Former longtime NDP MP Ian Waddell, who represented Vancouver Kingsway, B.C., from 1979 to 1988, and Port Moody-Coquitlam, B.C., from 1988 to 1993, died on March 15 in his home at the age of 78. The cause of death has not been publicly announced.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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