Ian Deans, Canadian politician, Died at 78


Ian Deans was born on August 16, 1937, and died on May 3, 2016.
He was a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Ian was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1967 to 1979 and was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1980 to 1986.
During 2007, Ian returned to politics and was acclaimed as the federal NDP’s candidate in Brant.
But, due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Deans dropped out of the race and moved back to Hamilton and said in an interview that he may run in the Hamilton Municipal Election in 2010 if his Parkinson’s hasn’t progressed any further.
He declared he would be running for mayor of Hamilton in the 2010 Municipal ElectionOn September 2, 2010.
Ian Deans was quoted as saying, “The current city council ‘a laughing stock’ that has made it impossible to sell anything to do with Hamilton.”
In the last minute, Ian Deans changed his mind, withdrew from the Mayoral race and ran instead for the position of Ward 2 (Downtown) Councillor in a field of 20 candidates after the incumbent councillor, Bob Bratina, decided to run for Mayor.
He finished in eighth place with 231 votes (3%).
Ian Deans passed away at 78 yrs old.