Brian Lewis (politician)

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Brian W. Lewis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
In office
Preceded by Robert H. MacQuarrie
Succeeded by Jake Ootes
Constituency Yellowknife Centre
Personal details
Born (1936-09-26) September 26, 1936 (age 81)
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]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1994). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

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