Brian Lewis (politician)

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Brian W. Lewis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
In office
1987–1995
Preceded by Robert H. MacQuarrie
Succeeded by Jake Ootes
Constituency Yellowknife Centre
Personal details
Born (1936-09-26) September 26, 1936 (age 77)
London, England, United Kingdom
Political party non-partisan
consensus government
Spouse(s) Della Bunz, m. 3 Aug 1963
Children 4
Alma mater University of Wales
University of Toronto
Occupation educator, author

Brian Wyndham Lewis is a former educator, deputy minister in the Northwest Territories government, elected politician and speaker of the Northwest Territories Legislature.[1]

Lewis and his family first moved to the Northwest Territories in 1963.[2] Lewis was first elected to the Northwest Territories Legislature in the 1987 Northwest Territories general election he won the Yellowknife Centre electoral district. He was re-elected in the 1991 Northwest Territories general election.[3] Lewis ran for the position of speaker but was defeated by Jeannie Marie-Jewell. He became deputy speaker instead.[4] On December 15, 1994 Jewell would resign as speaker and Lewis automatically became Acting Speaker. He held that position until February 15, 1995.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Brian Lewis. "The Development of Responsible Government in the Northwest Territories 1976 - 1998". Volume 21 Number 2 1998. Canadian Parliamentary Review. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  3. ^ "NWT Votes 2003 Yellowknife Centre Riding Profile". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Legislative Reports". Vol 17 no 1 1994. Canadian Parliamentary Review. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  5. ^ "History of Northwest Territories Speaker 1975-present". Northwest Territories Legislature. Retrieved 2007-09-08. [dead link]

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Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Preceded by
Robert H. MacQuarrie
MLA Yellowknife Centre
1987-1995
Succeeded by
Jake Ootes
Preceded by
Jeannie Marie-Jewell
Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Northwest Territories
1994-1995
Succeeded by
Samuel Gargan