|Elsie Eleanore Wayne|
|Member of Parliament
for Saint John
|Preceded by||Gerald Merrithew|
|Succeeded by||Paul Zed|
|Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick|
|Preceded by||Bob Lockhart|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Higgins|
April 20, 1932 |
Shediac, New Brunswick
|Political party||Progressive Conservative (1993-2003)
Conservative Party of Canada (2003-)
|Residence||Saint John, New Brunswick|
|Profession||Businesswoman, community activist, secretary|
In the 1993 federal election, she ran as the governing Progressive Conservative Party's candidate in the riding of Saint John. In this election, the Tories suffered the worst ever defeat for a governing party at the federal level in Canada. Wayne was one of only two Tories elected nationwide, the other being Jean Charest. She was also the only non-Liberal elected in Atlantic Canada that year. She was elected by 4,000 votes, but never faced another contest nearly that close.
In 1998, when Charest resigned the leadership of the PC party to become leader of the Parti Libéral du Québec, Wayne was appointed the PC party's interim leader, a post she held until former Prime Minister Joe Clark was elected party leader later that year.
Life after leaving parliament
She is married to Richard Wayne and has two sons, Daniel and Stephen. In November 2009, she suffered a stroke.
- "Wayne leaving federal politics". CBC News, February 16, 2004.
- "Wayne stops short of apologizing for remarks". CTV News, May 10, 2003.
- "Elsie Wayne joins traditional marriage crusade".CBC News, January 3, 2006.
- Erin Anderssen. "Rated Rx "That includes 88-year-old Cliff Chadderton, the head of War Amps Canada, who led the campaign years ago to get Viagra covered for veterans, after Saint John MP Elsie Wayne declared that they didn't need to have sex.'". Theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 2011-05-03.[dead link]
- "War Amps defend position on Viagra for vets "Wayne called the move unbelievable, suggesting men with an average age of 81 didn't need it. She was even more shocked when a reporter asked if it was a quality of life issue."". Amputee-online.com. 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- "Elsie Wayne mulls political comeback". CBC News, April 20, 2005.
- "Elsie Wayne says no to political comeback". CBC News, April 28, 2005.
- "Former Saint John MP Wayne has stroke". CBC News, November 9, 2009.
|Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada