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|Sheila Copps Retrospective Gallery|
|Sheila Copps is a third-generation member of a political family that has dominated Hamilton-area politics on the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Her father,
Victor K. Copps, was one of the most influential mayors of the City of Hamilton;
the city's landmark sports arena, Copps Coliseum, bears the family name in his
Sitting in the left wing of the Liberal Party of Canada, Copps has been a tireless advocate of women's and minority rights and a staunch environmentalist and Canadian nationalist. Her combative style and reputation for flamboyance has, however, hampered her personal popularity
Following a short MPP stint in the Ontario legislature, Copps lept over to the
federal scene and proved to be an influential member of the small Liberal
opposition. She challenged Paul Martin and Jean Chretien for the Liberal
leadership before being swept into office in 1993.
Among some of the highlights of her carreer in government, Copps resigned
and rewon her seat in a byelection over the GST. She campaigned against U.S.
split-run magazines, and distributed 1000's of free flags to bolster nationalism.
Her particular flavour of unabashed Canadian nationalism has often drawn
Following Jean Chretien's announcement of his intent to retire in February 2004,
Copps was the first to officially declare her candidacy for the party leadership.
As expected, Paul Martin easily won the Liberal leadership and went on to
become Prime Minister. She was not included in Martin's government and argues
that the Prime Minister has conspired to drive her and other Martin opponents
out of Liberal caucus. (Source: Wikipedia)
the great GST
stance on the Red
Munro, and Merulla:
East Hamilton snakes.
|In search of a new
coat of arms to
|Paving over the
opposition to the Red
|The Court of
King Jean Chretien:
"Let them eat cake".
|Road Block of the
Red Hill expressway.
a career politician.
|The East Hamilton
|Sheila's run for
the Liberal Party
|The monarch of
|Chewing out her
colleagues over SARS.
|Will the real
please stand up?.
|Running on the
platform of a dead
|After losing her bid
for the Liberal
the East End
|Out with Copps,
in with Keyes and
|Valeri caught in
with the NDP.
|In need of some
Janet Jackson style.
|Copps and Valeri:
same old crud..
|Some selected works featuring Sheila between 1997 to present:|
mouth to Hamilton's