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Jew Named Head of Conservative Party

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Larry Grossman, a 43-year-old lawyer, member of the Ontario provincial legislature and a former Cabinet Minister, was elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party at the organization’s recent convention. This is the party which ruled Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, for 42 years until it received a setback at the polls last May.

Grossman, who will lead the opposition in the Ontario legislature, is the son of Allan Grossman who held several Cabinet posts in earlier Conservative Administrations until his retirement several yearas ago. Both father and son are actively involved in Jewish community life.

Larry Grossman’s election is especially significant because the party has always been identified in the past with white Anglo-Saxon Protestants in Canada.

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