Grip and Grin

May 10th, 1979 — It’s just another grip and grin picture except for who the people are and where they are which is the Social Credit celebration at the Bayshore Inn after the Socreds won the 1979 provincial election. On the left we have Federal Liberal and always a Liberal Ron Basford shaking hands with one time Liberal Pat McGeer who had just been elected as a Social Credit MLA. In the middle is Paul Hellyer a one time Federal Liberal cabinet minister but at the time of this picture a Tory although he did return briefly to the Liberals before forming and becoming leader of the Canadian Action Party which at one point at Hellyer’s urging attempted to join the NDP. They’re all getting along and enjoying each others company unlike the politicians of today.

Updated: June 5, 2017 — 11:35 pm