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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Downe-Dewdney, Tristan

Ontario, Trinity - Spadina, Canadian Action Party

Tristan Downe-Dewdney was born and raised in Toronto. Having completed high school, he continued his education in New Brunswick at Mount Allison University. There, he is currently involved in a number of community and extra-curricular activities.

He was always political, having grown up watching the Air Farce, or listening to it on the radio since he was six. Though this was an education of sorts, his greatest insight followed the events of 9/11. It could be easily argued that he had pursued a line of very conservative thinking until shortly after the attack. Research forced him to change his opinions, and Tristan tried to uncover as much as he could regarding world history and international politics. Shortly after, Tristan was participating in the Iraq protests in Toronto - as a protestor in the first, and as a mediator and volunteer marshal in the second.

His political awakening drew him into the political process as well. He ran for election in high school, and even tried for city hall. He went on to engage in elections at his university, trying to beat the rule by becoming the fist freshman to be elected to student council. Having garnered roughly 20% of the vote, Tristan stayed active, knowing that he had made an impact. He now sits on the committees for student governance and appeals.

Tristan also hosts a radio show out of the community radio station (CHMA 106.9FM) during school months. The ongoing subject is Canadian politics in the news, and sovereignty issues - while trying to avoid the stereotype of anti-Americanism.

Most recently, he started the Canadian Nationalist Federation (www.freenation.ca), a group advocating Canadian values as a grounding against the slipping standards that are inevitable with ever more North American integration.

E-mail: tadwndw@mta.ca

Website: http://www.freenation.ca

Other Trinity - Spadina candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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