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is a Canadian
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former civil servant who came to prominence for his crusade against the Metric
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system of weights and measures in the early 1980s, which resulted in him being sacked from his post in the Revenue Department in February 1982. To promote his campaign, he ran as a candidate for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada was a Canadian political party with a centre-right stance on economic issues and, after the 1970s, a centrist stance on social issues....
at the 1983 leadership convention
The 1983 Progressive Conservative leadership election was held on June 11, 1983 in Ottawa, Ontario to elect a leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada...
. He finished last, with only five votes.