Winch, Harold Edward

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Winch, Harold Edward

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1907-1993

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Harold Winch was born in Loughton, Essex, England, and died in White Rock, B.C. Trained originally as an electrician, he served as MLA for Vancouver East from 1933 to 1953 as a member of the CCF. He was provincial party leader from 1938 to 1953. He then served as MP from 1953 to 1972. He was also the Chairman of the Boag Foundation, a founding member of the Immigrant Services Society, a director of the New Vista Society, and a life member of both the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. He was also involved in forming the B.C. Shuffleboard Association.

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