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P.E.I.‘s chief chef Joe Ghiz

The Story

As a graduate of Harvard who returned to the Island for a life of civic duty, Joe Ghiz has become emblematic of the province's potential and pull. He tells a great joke and has earned a reputation as a fighter for the Island. He's also become known for his fiery oration and his virtuoso Caesar salad. In this CBC Radio interview he shares his famous salad recipe with Peter Gzowski on Morningside. "You gotta put your heart into it, you gotta put love into it," he instructs. 

Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: April 17, 1990
Guest(s): Joe Ghiz
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 14:20

Did You know?

• Islanders were stunned when the popular and charismatic Ghiz, who had an approval rate of 59 per cent in the polls, stepped down as leader of the Liberal party in 1992. Ghiz explained that he had seen too many politicians overstay their time in the public eye and he felt it was time to depart.
• After his retirement from provincial politics Ghiz became the dean of Dalhousie University's law school. Two years later, he was appointed to the provincial Supreme Court.

• Ghiz died on Nov. 9, 1996, at the age of 51 after a long battle with colon cancer.
• "His father was an immigrant and made a good life here in a very isolated area at that time, and he carried the message to become an excellent leader and a great Canadian." – Jean Chrétien speaking about Joe Ghiz, November 1996.


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