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Peter Fenton (May 12, 1886 - October 5, 1953) was a Canadian politician, who served as mayor of Sudbury, Ontario from 1930 to 1932. He was the 17th mayor of Sudbury since its incorporation in 1893, and the first mayor of Sudbury after it was granted city status in 1930. . On November 27th 1929 he was acclaimed Mayor of the city due to the lack of candidates running for office in the 1929 election. In 1930 he stood again for mayor. During the election campaign he promised to build a new town hall and a subway under the Elm Street rail line, along with improving the local utilities in conjunction with municipal services. His campaign slogan was "Sudbury is a progressive city; we should be optimists and boasters, not pessimists and knockers".

Fenton was widely regarded as a populist mayor and a worthy political opponent. On December 1st, 1930, he won the election with 1,373 votes, the largest win in a municipal election in Sudbury at that time.

He was successful at incorporating the city and building the Sudbury Jail, and did the best he could to enable the City of Sudbury to provide relief to those citizens of Sudbury affected by the Great Depression. He converted the former jail into a flop house, and was able to provide relief to 4,142 recipients in December 1930. However in an effort to encourage the recipients to "find work", meals were gradually cut back from three meals to one meal per day by March of 1931.

Despite his attempts at advocating for the impoverished citizens of Sudbury, his spending and confrontational style eventually thrust him out of office amid some controversy. Known for unilaterally making decisions on council and running a deficit, he was defeated in 1932 by W. Marr Brodie. Brodie was successful at demanding stricter practices in administering the city's welfare programs, the issue which cost Fenton the election. The ballots cast were 3,138 to 1,591, a clear margin of victory for Brodie.

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Shaolin Nei Jin Qi Gong Ancient Healing in the Modern World
Eyeing the Flash  The Making of a Carnival Con Artist
2006 - Eyeing the Flash the Making of a Carnival Con Artist (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743258555
ISBN-10: 074325855X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Eyeing the Flash  The Education of a Carnival Con Artist
2004 - Eyeing the Flash the Education of a Carnival Con Artist (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780743258548
ISBN-10: 0743258541
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Olive Weston the Heroic Life of A WWII
2004 - Olive Weston the Heroic Life of a Wwii (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732276447
ISBN-10: 0732276446
Genre: Medical Books
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Olive Weston The Heroic Life of a World War II Nurse
2003 - Olive Weston the Heroic Life of a World War II Nurse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732275860
ISBN-10: 0732275865
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Truth or Tabloid
2003 - Truth or Tabloid (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780609809716
ISBN-10: 0609809717
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Tibetan Healing
2002 - Tibetan Healing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788177690606
ISBN-10: 8177690604
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Medicine
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Tibetan Healing The Modern Legacy of Medicine Buddha
1999 - Tibetan Healing the Modern Legacy of Medicine Buddha (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780835607766
ISBN-10: 0835607763
Genres: History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Medicine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Syringes in the Locker
1998 - Syringes in the Locker (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781863151252
ISBN-10: 1863151257
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Wisdom of Tai Chi Ancient Secrets to Health  Harmony
1998 - Wisdom of Tai Chi Ancient Secrets to Health Harmony (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780785328292
ISBN-10: 0785328297
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I Forgot to Wear Underwear on a Glass-Bottom Boat
1997 - I Forgot to Wear Underwear on a Glass-bottom Boat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312962647
ISBN-10: 0312962649
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sport The Way I Speak It
1992 - Sport the Way I Speak It (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781863150385
ISBN-10: 1863150382
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Riding on courage The Wayne Harris story
Riding on Courage the Wayne Harris Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091840419
ISBN-10: 0091840414
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Les Darcy The legend of the fighting man
Les Darcy the Legend of the Fighting Man (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780330356206
ISBN-10: 0330356208
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They Called Him Boy
They Called Him Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781741665581
ISBN-10: 1741665582
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Les Darcy the Legend of the Fighting Man
Les Darcy the Legend of the Fighting Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781863151009
ISBN-10: 1863151001
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And I'll Meet You Down The Pub A Collection Of Australian Sporting Poetry