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VANCOUVER CENTRE, British Columbia (1917 - )


See:VANCOUVER CITY (British Columbia)(1904 - 1917)
VANCOUVER EAST (British Columbia)(1935 - )

S.C. 1914, c.51

The electoral district of Vancouver Centre, comprising ward one of the city of Vancouver together with Stanley Park, and wards two, three and four of the said city of Vancouver.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 STEVENS, Henry Herbert   13,722 67.74% Union 
MCINNES, William Wallace Burns   5,543 27.36% Opp 
PRITCHARD, William Arthur   992 4.90% Lab. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 STEVENS, Henry Herbert Accountant and broker  10,493 58.50% Cons. 
GALE, Robert Henry Mayor  5,538 30.88% Lib. 
O'CONNOR, Thomas Labourer  1,866 10.40% Ind. 
BATSON, Cadwallader Flagg Fisherman  39 0.22% Prog. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the city of Vancouver and Stanley Park bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of the centre line of Nanaimo Street with the south bank of Burrard Inlet; thence south along the said centre line of Nanaimo Street to the centre line of Sixth Avenue; thence westerly along the said centre line of Sixth Avenue to the west boundary of Glen Drive; thence northerly along said west boundary of Glen Drive a distance of one thousand feet; thence following the centre line through the reclaimed area of False Creek to False Creek; thence following the centre line of False Creek to the westerly side of Granville Bridge; thence following the said bridge to the northerly bank of False Creek; thence following the said bank and the bank of Burrard Inlet westerly, northerly and easterly to the point of commencement; and in addition shall include Deadman Island in Burrard Inlet.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 STEVENS, Henry Herbert Accountant and broker  9,458 48.47% Cons. 
MCGEER, Gerald Grattan Barrister-at-law  8,277 42.42% Lib. 
LEFEAUX, Wallis Walter Barrister  1,777 9.11% Lab. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 STEVENS, Henry Herbert Broker and Accountant  10,326 53.44% Cons. 
DONAGHY, Dugald Barrister-at-law  8,471 43.84% Lib. 
KINGSLEY, Eugene Thorton Printer  527 2.73% Lab. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 MACKENZIE, Ian Alastair Barrister  12,064 54.62% Lib. 
STEVENS, Henry Herbert Accountant and broker  10,023 45.38% Cons. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the city of Vancouver bounded as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the centre line of First Avenue with the centre line of Victoria Drive; thence northerly along the said centre line of Victoria Drive and its projection northerly to the northerly boundary of the said city of Vancouver; thence westerly along the said northerly boundary of the city of Vancouver to a point in English Bay opposite the centre line of False Creek; thence easterly following the said centre line of False Creek to its intersection with the projection westerly of the centre line of Terminal Avenue; thence easterly along the said projection of the said centre line of Terminal Avenue and the centre lines of Terminal Avenue and First Avenue to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 MACKENZIE, Ian Alastair Barrister  7,658 34.05% Lib. 
LEFEAUX, Wallis Walter Barrister  7,522 33.45% CCF 
SHERWOOD, Ernest Garfield Merchant  5,187 23.06% Cons. 
MAHON, Lilette Julia Caroline Housewife  1,872 8.32% Rec. 
TAYLOR, John David Waterfront worker  251 1.12% Soc 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 MACKENZIE, Ian Alastair Barrister  12,100 39.15% Lib. 
SHERWOOD, Ernest Garfield Dairyman  9,338 30.22% Nat. Gov. 
LEFEAUX, Wallis Walter Barrister  8,427 27.27% CCF 
KERR, Paul McDowell Barrister  630 2.04% Ind. 
GLOZIER, Norman Lee Manager  408 1.32% Ind. Nat. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 MACKENZIE, Ian Alastair Minister of Veterans Affairs  9,959 29.76% Lib. 
ISHERWOOD, George Alfred Service station operator  9,145 27.33% CCF 
SHERWOOD, Ernest Garfield Farmer  8,859 26.47% P.C. 
THOMPSON, James Swanson Seaman  3,750 11.21% LPP 
MARTIN, Eric Charles Accountant  1,042 3.11% S.C. 
SMITH, William Richard Nathaniel Contractor  393 1.17% Dem 
MCQUILLAN, Robert Gordon Rigger  319 0.95% Slab 

S.C. 1947, c.71

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the city of Vancouver bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of Terminal Avenue with Glen Drive; thence northerly along Glen Drive and its projection northerly to the northerly boundary of the said city of Vancouver; thence westerly along the said northerly boundary of the city of Vancouver to a point in English Bay opposite False Creek; thence easterly following the said False Creek to its intersection with the projection westerly of Terminal Avenue; thence easterly along the said projection of Terminal Avenue and Terminal Avenue to the point of commencement.

By-Election:   On Mr. Mackenzie being called to the Senate, 19-1-1948

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1948/06/08 YOUNG, Rodney Student  9,518 43.60% CCF 
CAMPNEY, Ralph Osborne Barrister  7,348 33.66% Lib. 
JESTLEY, Hilliard Lyle Barrister  4,965 22.74% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 CAMPNEY, Ralph Osborne Barrister  10,299 42.56% Lib. 
YOUNG, Rodney Student  6,382 26.37% CCF 
STEVENS, Henry Herbert Executive  5,970 24.67% P.C. 
RUSH, Maurice Secretary  952 3.93% LPP 
YOUNG, Harold Meade Retired  595 2.46% Ind. 

S.C. 1952, c.48

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the city of Vancouver bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of Terminal Avenue with Glen Drive; thence northerly along Glen Drive and its projection northerly to the northerly boundary of the said city of Vancouver; thence westerly along the said northerly boundary of the city of Vancouver to a point in English Bay opposite False Creek; thence easterly following the said False Creek to its intersection with the projection westerly of Terminal avenue; thence easterly along the said projection of Terminal Avenue to Terminal Avenue to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 CAMPNEY, Ralph Osborne Barrister  8,259 40.83% Lib. 
PETERSON, Leslie R. Lawyer  4,946 24.45% S.C. 
YOUNG, Rodney Barrister and solicitor  4,516 22.33% CCF 
WRIGHT, Wendell Willard Miner  1,749 8.65% P.C. 
LAWRIE, Ernest Secretary  756 3.74% LPP 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 JUNG, Douglas Solicitor  9,087 41.50% P.C. 
CAMPNEY, Ralph Osborne Barrister  5,357 24.47% Lib. 
WHITE, Cyril Barrister  4,707 21.50% S.C. 
DENNISON, William James Construction worker  2,216 10.12% CCF 
RUSH, Maurice Secretary  528 2.41% LPP 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 JUNG, Douglas Barrister  14,044 61.43% P.C. 
WARD, Lyon Surgeon  3,927 17.18% Lib. 
JUDGE, Alan First aid attendant  3,183 13.92% CCF 
WHITE, Cyril Barrister  1,059 4.63% S.C. 
RUSH, Maurice Secretary  650 2.84% LPP 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 NICHOLSON, Jack R. Barrister  7,697 35.61% Lib. 
JUNG, Douglas Barrister-at-law  6,803 31.47% P.C. 
ERICKSON, Margaret Assistant editor  5,113 23.65% N.D.P. 
HAHN, Frederick George Business executive  1,779 8.23% S.C. 
WHITE, Burton V. Landlord  224 1.04% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 NICHOLSON, Jack R. Barrister  9,472 39.33% Lib. 
JUNG, Douglas Barrister-at-law  7,353 30.53% P.C. 
ERICKSON, Margaret Assistant editor  5,826 24.19% N.D.P. 
WALTERS, Bevis Importer  1,430 5.94% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 NICHOLSON, Jack R. Barrister and solicitor  9,008 40.08% Lib. 
JUNG, Douglas Barrister-at-law  6,248 27.80% P.C. 
KRISTIANSEN, Lyle Stuart Executive secretary  5,184 23.07% N.D.P. 
MCINTYRE, William John Manufacturers' agent importer  1,806 8.04% S.C. 
WISBEY, James B. Businessman  228 1.01% Ind. S.C. 

Representation Order, 1966

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the City of Vancouver and territory bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of Sixteenth (16th) Avenue West with Oak Street; thence northerly along Oak Street to Broadway Avenue West; thence east along Broadway Avenue West to Cambie Street; thence north along Cambie Street to False Creek; thence northeasterly along False Creek to the projection westerly of Terminal Avenue; thence easterly along said projection to Main Street; thence northerly along Main Street and its projection northerly to the north limit of the City of Vancouver; thence westerly along said limit to the projection northerly of Alma Street; thence southerly along said projection and Alma Street to Sixteenth (16th) Avenue West; thence easterly along Sixteenth (16th) Avenue West, Marpole Avenue, Fifteenth (15th) Avenue West, Wolfe Avenue, Tecumseh Avenue and Sixteenth (16th) Avenue West to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
28 1968/06/25 BASFORD, Ron Lawyer  25,426 56.10% Lib. 
DEVERELL, William Lawyer  11,151 24.60% N.D.P. 
KILGOUR, David Lawyer  8,326 18.37% P.C. 
GOEUJON, Gerard Lawyer  420 0.93% Ref. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
29 1972/10/30 BASFORD, Ron Lawyer  19,341 41.35% Lib. 
MCDONALD, John Lawyer  14,156 30.26% P.C. 
JOHNSON, Ron K. Communications officer  12,470 26.66% N.D.P. 
ZAMBUS, Nicholas Realtor  632 1.35% S.C. 
AUGUST, Arnold Labourer  77 0.16% N/A 
DODGE, Ray Truck driver  55 0.12% Ind. 
FEDORUK, Daniel Ivan Restaurant worker  46 0.10% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
30 1974/07/08 BASFORD, Ron Lawyer  19,064 41.74% Lib. 
DAVIS, Doug Management consultant  17,143 37.53% P.C. 
JOHNSON, Ron Labour researcher  8,859 19.39% N.D.P. 
MULLER, Walter Researcher  257 0.56% S.C. 
GREENWELL, Betty Housewife  213 0.47% Comm. 
SHRYBMAN, Charles Mill worker  141 0.31% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 1976

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of the territory bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the northerly boundary of the City of Vancouver due north of Alma Street; thence due south to alma Street; thence southerly along Alma Street to West Broadway; thence easterly along West Broadway to Trafalgar Street; thence southerly along Trafalgar Street to West 16th Avenue; thence easterly along West 16th Avenue to Marpole Avenue; thence easterly along Marpole Avenue, West 15th Avenue and Wolfe Avenue to West 16th Avenue; thence easterly along West 16th Avenue to Oak Street; thence northerly along Oak Street to West Broadway; thence easterly along West Broadway to Cambie Street; thence northerly along Cambie Street to False Creek; thence easterly along False Creek to Main Street; thence northerly along Main Street and its northerly production to the northerly boundary of the City of Vancouver; thence westerly along said northerly boundary to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 PHILLIPS, Art Investment analyst  15,430 34.64% Lib. 
CARNEY, Pat Economist  15,335 34.43% P.C. 
JOHNSON, Ron Union representative  13,350 29.97% N.D.P. 
ELLIOT, John Philosopher, sawmill worker  267 0.60% Ind. 
OGDEN, Bert Union welfare director  111 0.25% Comm. 
CORCORAN, Greg Worker  48 0.11% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 CARNEY, Pat Economic consultant  16,462 35.27% P.C. 
JOHNSON, Ron Labour researcher  14,830 31.77% N.D.P. 
PHILLIPS, Art Member of Parliament  14,667 31.42% Lib. 
LONGWORTH, David J. Big game hunter  337 0.72% Rhino 
PHILLIPS, Jack Organizer  200 0.43% Comm. 
ELLIOT, John Sawmill worker  101 0.22% Ind. 
WATSON, Paul Conservationist  54 0.12% Ind. 
CORCORAN, Greg Journalist  24 0.05% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 CARNEY, Pat Economist  21,704 43.23% P.C. 
DEN HERTOG, Johanna Editor  16,283 32.43% N.D.P. 
MANNING, Paul E. Businessman  10,654 21.22% Lib. 
WATSON, Paul Sea captain  533 1.06% G.P. 
PARRO, Danny Tripper Musician  487 0.97% Rhino 
GEDDES, Paul A. Economics instructor  316 0.63% Libert. 
RUSH, Maurice Editor  135 0.27% Comm. 
MEINDL, Poldi Business manager  98 0.20% C.R.W.P. 

Representation Order, 1987

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the City of Vancouver bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of the east boundary of the University Endowment Lands with the north Boundary of the City of Vancouver; thence southerly and southeasterly following the west boundary of the said city to the intersection of Blanca Street and West 16th Avenue; thence east along West 16th Avenue to Marpole Avenue; thence easterly along Marpole Avenue, West 15th Avenue, Wolfe Avenue and West 16th Avenue to Cambie Street; thence north along Cambie Street to Nelson Street; thence northwesterly along Nelson Street to Cambie Street; thence northeasterly and northerly along Cambie Street and its production to the north boundary of the City of Vancouver; thence northwesterly, west, south and west along the boundaries of the said city to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 CAMPBELL, Kim Lawyer  23,620 37.24% P.C. 
DEN HERTOG, Johanna Executive assistant  23,351 36.81% N.D.P. 
ENEMARK, Tex Businessman  14,467 22.81% Lib. 
FOLKARD, Paula Administrator  876 1.38% Ref. 
GUDMUNDSON, Murray Salesperson  514 0.81% G.P. 
COLEBROOK, Bob Nitestalker Editor  262 0.41% Rhino 
PYE, Duane H. Small businessman  156 0.25% Libert. 
ADAMS, Scott Writer  125 0.20% Ind. 
O'DONNELL, Dorothy-Jean Student  58 0.09% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 FRY, Hedy Physician  20,095 31.09% Lib. 
CAMPBELL, Kim Lawyer  16,274 25.18% P.C. 
ISBISTER, Ian Businessman  11,235 17.38% Ref. 
BAXTER, Betty Businessperson  9,830 15.21% N.D.P. 
EWALD, Thorsten Technical writer  5,144 7.96% Natl 
COWHIG, John Businessman  670 1.04% N.L.P. 
POPAT, Imtiaz Media producer  616 0.95% G.P. 
LOWE, Darren Legal assistant  254 0.39% C.H.P. 
AUDAIN, Tunya Taxi driver  252 0.39% Libert. 
SALMI, Brian Godzilla Gnu Businessperson  109 0.17% Ind. 
ADAMS, Scott Writer, author, publisher  99 0.15% Ind. 
BOIKOFF, Lucille Teacher  27 0.04% Com'lth 
NUTHALL, Peter C. Businessman  24 0.04% Ind. 

Representation Order, 1996

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the City of Vancouver described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of the City of Vancouver with the northerly production of Trimble Street; thence southerly along said production and Trimble Street to Marine Drive; thence southeasterly along Marine Drive to 4th Avenue West; thence easterly along 4th Avenue West to Alma Street; thence southerly along Alma Street, Alma-Dunbar Diversion and Dunbar Street to 16th Avenue West; thence easterly along 16th Avenue West to Marpole Avenue; thence easterly along Marpole Avenue, 15th Avenue West, Wolfe Avenue and 16th Avenue West to Cambie Street; thence northerly and northwesterly along Cambie Street and Nelson Street to Cambie Street; thence northeasterly and northerly along Cambie Street and its northerly production to the northerly limit of the City of Vancouver; thence northwesterly, westerly, southerly and westerly along the northerly limit of said city to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 FRY, Hedy Physician  20,878 40.76% Lib. 
FARBRIDGE, Richard Engineer  11,567 22.58% Ref. 
SIKSAY, Bill Constituency assistant  10,690 20.87% N.D.P. 
MINNES, Victoria Sales and marketing  4,736 9.25% P.C. 
ALEXANDER, Paul Mental health worker  1,541 3.01% G.P. 
ROBERTS, Joseph Publisher  728 1.42% Ind. 
FOGAL, Connie Lawyer  528 1.03% Action 
COWHIG, John Businessman  217 0.42% N.L.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouseman  125 0.24% Ind. 
THERIAULT, Joseph Residential care counsellor  116 0.23% M.-L. 
FLOSTRAND, Elvis Computer systems technician  92 0.18% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 FRY, Hedy Medical doctor  24,553 42.30% Lib. 
MORTIMER, John Businessman  15,176 26.15% CA 
ROBERTSON, Scott Social worker  6,993 12.05% N.D.P. 
JOHNSON, Lee Web developer  6,828 11.76% P.C. 
HAMILTON, Jamie-Lee Business owner  2,285 3.94% G.P. 
EMERY, Marc Publisher  1,116 1.92% MP 
JEWELL, Jeff Manager  742 1.28% Action 
LAPORTE, Valerie Administrative assistant  177 0.30% N.L.P. 
CARIOU, Kimball Editor  99 0.17% Comm. 
THERIAULT, Joseph Healthcare worker  75 0.13% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 2003

VANCOUVER CENTRE consisting of that part of the City of Vancouver described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of said city with the northerly production of Cambie Street; thence southerly along said production and Cambie Street to Dunsmuir Street; thence southeasterly along Dunsmuir Street and generally easterly along Dunsmuir Viaduct to Main Street; thence southerly along said street to 2nd Avenue East; thence westerly along said avenue to Ontario Street; thence southerly along said street to 16th Avenue West; thence westerly along 16th Avenue, Wolfe Avenue, 15th Avenue West, Marpole Avenue, McRae Avenue and 16th Avenue West to Arbutus Street; thence northerly along said street to McNicoll Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Maple Street; thence northerly along said street and its production to the southern shoreline of English Bay; thence N 45(00' W in a straight line to the westerly limit of the City of Vancouver; thence northerly, easterly and southeasterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said city to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
38 2004/06/28 FRY, Hedy Physician  21,280 40.31% Lib. 
STEWART, Kennedy University professor  17,050 32.30% N.D.P. 
MITCHELL, Gary Communications consultant  10,139 19.21% C.P.C. 
MATTU, Robbie Library technician  3,580 6.78% G.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouse manager  304 0.58% Libert. 
PAL, Joe Realtor  243 0.46% C.H.P. 
FREI, Alexander Contractor  101 0.19% Action 
CARIOU, Kimball Editor  96 0.18% Comm. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
39 2006/01/23 FRY, Hedy Physician  25,013 43.80% Lib. 
ROBINSON, Svend Johannes Advocate  16,374 28.67% N.D.P. 
FOGARASSY, Tony Lawyer  11,684 20.46% C.P.C. 
EVANS, Jared Retail supervisor  3,340 5.85% G.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouse man  304 0.53% Libert. 
CAMPBELL, Heathcliff Dionysus Consultant  259 0.45% MP 
PAL, Joe Realtor  130 0.23% C.H.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
40 2008/10/14 FRY, Hedy Parliamentarian  19,506 34.51% Lib. 
MAYENCOURT, Lorne Parliamentarian  14,188 25.10% C.P.C. 
BYERS, Michael Professor  12,047 21.31% N.D.P. 
CARR, Adriane Political organizer  10,354 18.32% G.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouseman  340 0.60% Libert. 
HILL, Michael Warehouseman  94 0.17% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
41 2011/05/02 FRY, Hedy Physician/parliamentarian  18,260 31.03% Lib. 
SHILLINGTON, Karen Telephone interviewer  15,325 26.04% N.D.P. 
CLARKE, Jennifer Businesswoman  15,323 26.04% C.P.C. 
CARR, Adriane Politician  9,089 15.44% G.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouseman  313 0.53% Libert. 
HUENEFELD, Michael Business instructor  285 0.48% PC 
MCCREA, Travis Salesman  192 0.33% PPCA 
HILL, Michael Retired postal worker  62 0.11% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 2013 (SI/2013-102)

Consisting of that part of the City of Vancouver described as follows: commencing at the southwesterly corner of the City of North Vancouver; thence southerly along a straight line drawn to the intersection of Coal Harbour Seawalk with Waterfront Road West; thence southerly in a straight line to Cambie Street; thence southerly along said street to Dunsmuir Street; thence southeasterly and easterly along Dunsmuir Street to Main Street; thence southerly along said street to 2nd Avenue East; thence westerly along said avenue to 2nd Avenue West; thence westerly and southwesterly along said avenue to 6th Avenue West; thence westerly along said avenue to 4th Avenue West; thence northwesterly and westerly along said avenue to Arbutus Street; thence northerly and northeasterly along said street to McNicoll Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Maple Street; thence northerly along said street and its production to the southern shoreline of English Bay; thence N45°00′W in a straight line to the westerly limit of the City of Vancouver; thence northerly, easterly and southeasterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said city to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
42 2015/10/19 FRY, Hedy Parliamentarian  32,554 56.08% Lib. 
BARNES, Constance Sponsorship director  11,618 20.01% N.D.P. 
ALLAN, Elaine Business consultant  9,818 16.91% C.P.C. 
BARRETT, Lisa Mediator  3,370 5.81% G.P. 
CLARKE, John Warehouse man  614 1.06% Libert. 
HILL, Michael Retired (postal worker)  74 0.13% M.-L. 

See:VANCOUVER QUADRA (British Columbia)(1949 - )


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