Public Figure Profiles

Buzz Hargrove

Basil Eldon "Buzz" Hargrove, is a Canadian labour leader and the former National President of the Canadian Auto Workers. He is currently serving as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. Born in Bath, New Brunswick, Hargrove first became involved in the automotive sector as a line worker for the Chrysler assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario. He succeeded Bob White as president of the CAW in 1992. On July 8, 2008, he announced his intention to retire, before he turned 65, in September 2008. The CAW National Executive Board and staff endorsed then CAW Local 444 president Ken Lewenza to replace Hargrove as National President, and on September 6, 2008, Lewenza was formally elected to the position at a special union convention.

In 1998, Hargrove co-authored the book Labour of Love: The Fight to Create a More Humane Canada with Wayne Skene. Also in 1998, Brock University honoured him with a Doctorate of Laws degree. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Windsor in 2003, from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004, from the University of New Brunswick in 2008, and from Queen's University in 2009. In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.Hargrove is seen as a proponent of social unionism, and his supporters claim that he has steered the CAW to become a more activist union. In the field of electoral politics, however, under his leadership the CAW has broken from its longtime support for the left-wing New Democratic Party and lent increasing support instead for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Hargrove is married to Denise Small, a mediation officer for the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Sol turns thousands of years of human wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions into a totally unique personality profile. To get your own profile, check compatibility with friends and much more, download the Sol App today.

Some of their strengths

Buzz Hargrove has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Energetic, Extroverted, Intelligent, Creative, Intuitive, and Kind.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Buzz Hargrove is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Buzz Hargrove well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Buzz Hargrove as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Perceptive and Visionary

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Buzz Hargrove is someone who has a natural awareness about what is going on in the surrounding environment and the world at large, and a refined vision of how to navigate it.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Buzz Hargrove tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Buzz Hargrove's challenges

While Buzz Hargrove has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Buzz Hargrove can be Unrealistic, Arrogant, Pleasure-seeking, Indecisive, Difficult, Perfectionist, and Status-seeking.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Buzz Hargrove's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Buzz Hargrove must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Buzz Hargrove is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Buzz Hargrove also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

Find Your Inner Light

Download Sol, and discover science-backed spiritual practices, wisdom, and community, no matter what your beliefs or experience. Download now, and get glowing.


Discover more Public Figures