Judi Tyabji

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Judi Tyabji
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
1991–1996
Constituency Okanagan East
Personal details
Born Judeline Kim Mary Tyabji
1965 (age 48–49)
Political party Liberal (BC)
Progressive Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s) Kim Sandana
Gordon Wilson
[1][2]

Judeline Kim Mary "Judi" Tyabji (born 1965)[3] is a former British Columbia politician and the wife of former provincial Leader of the Opposition Gordon Wilson. She served as an MLA for the British Columbia Liberal Party from 1991 until 1993 when Wilson's leadership of the Liberals was challenged after it came to light that he was having an extramarital affair with Tyabji, whom he had recently named as the party's House Leader. Wilson and Tyabji retained their seats in the Legislature and sat as members of a new party, the Progressive Democratic Alliance.[4] [5]

In the 1996 provincial election, Wilson retained his seat, while Tyabji, whom he later married, lost hers.[5] Wilson afterwards, in 1997, crossed the floor to join the British Columbia New Democratic Party government of Glen Clark as Minister of Finance and Minister of Employment, Investment and International Trade.[4][5] He subsequently folded his party, the PDA.

After leaving politics she hosted a daily talk show on CHEK-TV until 2000. She served as a municipal councillor in Powell River from November 1999 until October 2001. She currently heads a software company and remains married to Wilson as Judi Tyabji Wilson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayner, William (2001). "3. The Gord and Judi Show". Scandal!!: 130 years of damnable deeds in Canada's Lotus Land. Heritage House Publishing. pp. 132–136. ISBN 978-1-894384-24-7. 
  2. ^ "Afternoon Sitting, Volume 2 Number 8". Official Report of Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 22 April 1992. p. 863. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Women Members of the Legislature of British Columbia" (PDF). Legislative Library of British Columbia. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Kamath, A P (18 November 1999). "More 'Desi' Connections In BC Election". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Hunter, Jennifer (1 March 1999). "Wilson Joins BC's NDP - The Canadian Encyclopedia". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 23 August 2010.