Gordon Gibson Jr Death – Well-known British Columbia Politician and author Gordon Gibson Jr has died. He passed away on Friday 10th November 2023 leaving family, friends in shock and disbelief. He was confirmed dead through a social media post that reads “Sorry to hear the passing Friday of Gordon Gibson Jr. BC Liberal MLA (1974-79), staffer to PM Pierre Trudeau, candidate for BC Liberal leadership 1993”. The actual cause of Gordon Gibson Jr’s death has not been released.
Gordon Gibson Jr Education
He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Mathematics and Physics at the University of British Columbia and later earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Additionally, he conducted research at the London School of Economics. He was a dedicated and humble man that served as an assistant to the federal Minister of Northern Affairs between 1963 to 1968. He became the special assistant to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau for 4 years from 1968 to 1972.
Despite running as the Liberal candidate in the 1972 federal election for Vancouver South, he faced defeat by Progressive Conservative candidate John Fraser with a margin of 3,000 votes. He was declared a winner of a a by-election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, representing North Vancouver-Capilano under the Liberal banner.
Gordon Gibson Jr Political Career
In 1993, he sought to re-enter politics as a candidate in the B.C. Liberal leadership convention but secured the second position, losing to future Premier Gordon Campbell. Since 1993, Gibson has served as a senior fellow in Canadian Studies at the Fraser Institute. He is the author of several books on Canadian federalism and governance. Following the 2001 provincial election, the government sought his expertise to provide recommendations on the structure and mandate of the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.
His report was largely adopted. Gibson’s columns are regularly featured in the Vancouver Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, and The Globe and Mail. In May 2008, he was honored with the Order of British Columbia. He was a very jovial and cheerful man that many loved to be around because of his sense of humor.
Gordon Gibson Jr’s obituary will be released by the family
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