Former MP, MLA Frank Howard passes away

A FORMER MLA and MP for the area has passed away.

Frank Howard was living in Surrey at the time of his death. He was 85.

FRANK Howard

A FORMER MLA and MP for the area has passed away.

Frank Howard was living in Surrey at the time of his death. He was 85.

A logger by profession and active in the International Woodworkers of America, Howard ran successfully in the provincial Skeena riding for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), which was the predecessor party to the NDP, in 1953. He was defeated in 1956.

Howard was then elected as the MP for the federal riding of Skeena in the 1957 federal election, beginning a 17-year parliamentary career.

He lost in 1974 but returned to politics as the provincial representative for the Skeena riding in 1979. Howard was re-elected in 1983 and retired from active politics after being defeated in 1986.

During his time in Ottawa, Howard championed for the right to vote for aboriginal people who lived on reserves.

Howard published his autobiography, From Prison to Parliament, in 2003.

The title refers to Howard being arrested and then serving a two-year prison sentence for armed robbery as a young man.





Just Posted

TDCSS to end on-campus daycare service

NWCC committed to finding licenced provider to fill space

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

Pool upgrade on budget, slightly behind

Completion is set for March 30, and opening will likely be late-April, early-May

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read