Lois Jackson

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Lois Jackson is a Canadian politician, currently the mayor of Delta, British Columbia.

Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Jackson and her husband first moved to Delta in 1969.[1] She was first elected to Delta Municipal Council in 1972.[1]

Jackson was elected in November 1999 to become Delta's second female mayor, replacing the first female mayor Beth Johnson.[2] She was re-elected in a close contest in the 2005 elections to a third term as mayor.[3]

As mayor Jackson opposed a treaty with the Tsawwassen First Nation, for fear it would result in Delta losing its agricultural land.[4]

In December 2005, she was elected chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District board, of which she had been a member for the previous nine years.[5] Vancouver councillor Peter Ladner spent the week of the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention lobbying for support to challenge current chairwoman Lois Jackson in December 2009.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Delta's lone wolf: Sudbury native fights on people's behalf". Sudbury Star, July 9, 2001.
  2. ^ "Voters turf mayors in several lower mainland cities". CBC News, November 21, 1999.
  3. ^ "Sullivan wins, leads NPA to victory". CBC News, November 20, 2005.
  4. ^ "Delta mayor concerned about Tsawwassen treaty". CBC News, December 8, 2006.
  5. ^ Delta mayor takes over as GVRD chair
  6. ^ Ladner launches bid to unseat regional chief. Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2007.

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