Candidate in Halifax
Since the 1980s, Tony
Seed has actively worked to establish the
anti-imperialist No Harbour for War program of the People's Front
(Halifax, 1983) and to establish public discussion amongst workers,
women and youth on this issue through such venues as the Halifax
Political Forums (from 2003) so that Haligonians can chart out their
own views on vital issues facing humanity.
As a former journalist with the Toronto Globe and Mail, and
subsequently denied employment by the monopoly media for his views,
Tony has played an active role in developing independent media and
journalism which serve the interests of the people. He is the editor
and publisher of Shunpiking Magazine
and of the Dossier on Palestine.
Through this and other work he and his colleagues have championed the
rights of all; the hereditary rights of the First Nations, and the
affirmation of the collective rights of women, youth and students, the
working class and fishermen, African Nova Scotians and Acadiens, the
impoverished, the disabled, and all others.
Associated with the motto "Friendship First, Competition Second" and a
partisan of amateur sport, Tony is co-author with Curtis Coward of The
Kids' Baseball Book (1994); a certified coach in three sports;
organizing committee, Justin Coward Memorial Basketball Tournament
(1999-2007); coach of youth in the Greystone recreation program; and
president of the Nova Scotia Cricket Association since 1993 and
co-founder-organizer of the annual Maritime Cricket Festival
After living in Halifax's North End for six years, Tony Seed has been a
resident of Spryfield since 1977.
Some of Tony's
Activities and Accomplishments
- Journalist of the Year Award 2006, Canadian
- Nova Scotia Environmental Award 1996 "for outstanding contribution to
the enhancement and preservation of Nova Scotia's environment"
- Media Award of Excellence, Adventure Tourism & Recreation,
Tourism Association of Nova Scotia (1996)
- Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia board member
- Co-Chair, Halifax International Symposium on Media and
- Expert Witness, Senate Standing Committee on Mass Media (2005)