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Citizen based in Delta, BC, Canada, Canada. Joined on Mar 22, 2008



Extremely varied career after leaving school at 14. Drove electric delivery truck and maintained interest in EVs since. Did compulsory national service in British Army. Crewed on passenger liners out of Southampton and New York. Moved to Canada 1953. Served 10 years in RCAF as airframe technician. Quality control inspector at Chrysler boat plant in Trenton Ont. Opened photo studio. Moved to BC. Did stint at photo journalism with own column, You said it. (Burnaby paper now defunct) Several years on BC Ferries. Took early retirement from construction. Interests included designing and building several sailboats, the largest being a 29 ft. ketch. Have been much involved politically, with particular regard to the peace movement, consumer advocacy, environment, health, media and human rights

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