Keith Lee-Whiting, BA(Hons.)'65

Lee-Whiting, KeithMy ancestors came to Newfoundland in the middle of the 17th Century. When I got to MUN in September 1960, the province was going through significant changes and the University reflected that. During that time, I got an Honours English degree under Professor Seary and I was elected to the C.S.U. for two years. During the summer of 1961, I hitchhiked to Edmonton for a summer job under the auspices of the S.C.M. I travelled with Grant Notley, father of the present Premier, to Saskatchewan where I attended the NDP convention and was elected to the Executive Committee of the newly mented NDP for Newfoundland. On my return home, I organized a food strike successfully in the residence cafeteria. Now I sit in Toronto with a law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston. I have practiced litigation for over 40 years and regret not having paid back my home province and its only university. I have a 23 year old son who is in graduate school at the University of Toronto. He lives with his mother and I near the University of Toronto campus. Thanks to my dog and Newfoundland, I am in good health. It would be fatuous of me to outline my specific planks because I have been away for a long time, but I pledge to make MUN stronger and even more prestigious when I leave than when I arrive. I always will try to be a strong supporter…“For a program with teeth, vote Keith”

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