Gretchen Brewin

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Gretchen Brewin
Minister of Children and Families of British Columbia
In office
February 29, 2000 – November 1, 2000
Premier Ujjal Dosanjh
Preceded by Lois Boone
Succeeded by Edward John
Personal details
Born Patricia Gretchen Mann
(1938-12-23) December 23, 1938 (age 75)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party New Democratic

Patricia Gretchen Mann Brewin[1] (born December 23, 1938) was elected as Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in November 1985 and served until 1990. She was the first female mayor in the city's history.[2]

She served as a NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for the riding of Victoria-Beacon Hill from 1991 to 2001.[3][4][5] Brewin was speaker for the assembly from March 1998 to February 2000. From February to November 2000, she was a member of the provincial cabinet, serving as Minister for Children and Families.[6]

Brewin was married to John Brewin, the one term NDP MP for the Victoria Riding.


  1. ^ "The Montreal Gazette - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ (18 November 1985). Incumbents Fare Well With B.C. Voters, Calgary Herald
  3. ^ The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Gale Canada. 1993. ISSN 0315-6168. 
  4. ^ (2 February 2011). Opinion: NDP's Farnworth fights as happy warrior, Vancouver Sun ("Gretchen Brewin, former NDP MLA, cabinet minister and Speaker of the legislature...")
  5. ^ (12 May 2009). Victoria-Beacon Hill, CBC ("Victoria-Beacon Hill: In 1991, New Democrat Gretchen Brewin defeated Liberal Karen Bill by 3,505 votes.")
  6. ^ "Ms. Gretchen Mann Brewin". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 2012-03-07.