Jeannie Marie-Jewell

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
In office
October 5, 1987 – October 15, 1991
Preceded by Arnold McCallum
Constituency Slave River
In office
October 15, 1991 – October 16, 1995
Succeeded by Michael Miltenberger
Constituency Thebacha
Personal details
Born (1961-10-07) October 7, 1961 (age 55)
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
Political party Independent

Jeannie Marie-Jewell (born October 7, 1961) is a territorial level politician from northern Canada. She served as the first female Speaker in the history of the Northwest Territories legislature.

Political career[edit]

Marie-Jewell was first elected to the Northwest Territories legislature in the 1987 Northwest Territories for the riding of Slave River. She served that district until it was abolished in 1991. She rose to prominence in her first term in office holding a number of cabinet posts. She became Minister of Social Services, Minister of Personnel and Minister Responsible for the Women's Secretariat. She was also the Minister Responsible for the Highway Transport Board and Workers' Compensation Board and Minister for Youth.[1]

Marie-Jewell ran for re-election in the new electoral district of Thebacha in the 1991 Northwest Territories general election. She was elected speaker on December 13, 1993. She served as speaker until December 15, 1994.[2] In 1994 Marie-Jewell filed a complaint with the Northwest Territories ethics commissioner[3] that eventually led to the resignation and inquiry into Premier Don Morin's conflict-of-interest in the shipment of government owned bison being shipped to a ranch in Alberta.[4]

Marie-Jewell was defeated running for re-election in the 1995 Northwest Territories general election by Michael Miltenberger. She ran for her old seat once again in the 1999 Northwest Territories general election but was defeated by Miltenberger again. She again ran against Miltenberger for a third time in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. She finished last in a field of three candidates with 16.8% of the vote.[5]


  1. ^ "CPA Activities: The Canadian Scene". Canadian Parliamentary Review Vol 17 no 1 1994. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ "History of Northwest Territories Speaker 1975-present". Northwest Territories Legislature. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  3. ^ Jim Bell (March 27, 1998). "Crawford to Premier: I won't step aside". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Inquiry probes shipment of bison to Don Morin's friend". Nunatsiaq News. October 29, 1998. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  5. ^ "NWT Votes 2007 Thebacha riding profile". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 

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