Ronald "Ron" O. Gray is a minor Canadian federal politician. He is currently serving as the leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP). Gray has been leader of the party since 1995.
Prior to his life as a politician, Gray worked as a journalist for the Vancouver Sun and later the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. and served the Government of Canada Canadian Consulate at Cleveland, Ohio as a Trade and Commerce Officer.
He began his career at the The Vancouver Sun newspaper, and has also worked at community newspapers in BC and in Suva, Fiji; and the BC Report magazine. He was a public information officer for a major public utility in BC, and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
He was a Trade and Commerce Officer attached to the Canadian Consulate in Cleveland, Ohio. He later managed store-front Federal government public information services in Winnipeg and Vancouver. He became Public Information Officer for one of BC's first community colleges, and later served 10 years in a similar capacity at Trinity Western University, an evangelical university.
He and his wife, Janet, have raised nine children, including adopted, step- and foster-children, and have 14 grandchildren.
Gray has run for the CHP in every general election other than in 1993. He has also contested four byelections, including one in Calgary against Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper, who later was elected to serve as prime minister of Canada. In his 1999 byelection, he finished one vote ahead of the Reform Party candidate in Hull--Aylmer, Quebec.
Near the end of 2006, a human rights complaint was filed against Ron Gray for communicating via the Internet, messages likely to expose homosexuals to hatred or contempt. As of July 1, 2008, the complaint is still under investigation by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
|1988 federal||Fraser Valley East||CHP||3,560||8.3%||4/6||Ross Belsher Prog. Cons.|
|March 1996 byelection||Etobicoke North||CHP||284||1.1%||5/7||Roy Cullen Liberal|
|November 1999 byelection||Hull--Aylmer||CHP||176||1.0%||6/9||Marcel Proulx Liberal|
|2000 federal||Hull--Aylmer||CHP||184||0.4%||8/10||Marcel Proulx Liberal|
|May 2002 byelection||Calgary Southwest||CHP||320||1.7%||5/5||Stephen Harper Canadian Alliance|
|May 2003 byelection||Perth-Middlesex||CHP||902||2.9%||5/5||Gary Schellenberger Prog. Cons.|
|2004 federal||Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon||CHP||1,147||2.6%||5/7||Chuck Strahl Conservative|
|2006 federal||Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon||CHP||935||1.95%||5/6||Chuck Strahl Conservative|
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Feb 28, 2004; Byline: Ged Scott For a man who did not make it as far as he'd have hoped in his own days in the ring, Ron Gray hasn't half gone...
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Feb 23, 2012; Byline: Enda Mullen Anyone involved in boxing in Britain is sure to know Ron Gray. The Cannock-based businessman has a lifelong...