Despite our still being in the process of accreditation, GWU alumni increasingly earn admission into law school and other graduate programs. Additionally, one has now been elected to the Canadian parliament. Jim Hillyer of Alberta, who earned his Masters degree at GWU, was elected Monday in a landslide victory for Canada’s new legislative majority, the Conservative Party. Although the Calgary Herald mistakenly describes GWU as an LDS school, it provides a fair summary below. We offer our congratulations to Jim Hillyer as he works to advance the cause of liberty in Canada.
Lethbridge: Jim Hillyer prevails for Tories despite controversy
By Vicki Hall
Published: Calgary Herald, May 3, 2011
Conservative campaign manager Ethan Gorner kicked off the celebration at 9:27 p.m. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he bellowed. “Your next member of Parliament for Lethbridge.” With that, Jim Hillyer walked in and soaked up the love from family members and supporters at the end of an election marred by turbulence.