Mabel DeWare

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Mabel Margaret DeWare
MLA for Moncton West
In office
1978–1987
Preceded by Paul Creaghan
Succeeded by Jim Lockyer
Senator for New Brunswick
In office
23 September 1990 – 9 August 2001
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Personal details
Born (1926-08-09) 9 August 1926 (age 90)
Moncton, New Brunswick
Canada Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Curler, Politician

Mabel Margaret DeWare (born 9 August 1926) is a Canadian politician, curler, and retired Senator.

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, she skipped her team to a New Brunswick and Canadian Curling Association Ladies Curling championship in 1963, forerunner to the Scott Tournament of Hearts.

In 1978, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. She was re-elected in 1982 and was defeated in 1987. She held three cabinet positions: Minister of Labour and Manpower (1978–1982), Minister of Community Colleges (1983–1985), and Minister of Advanced Education (1985–1987).

In 1990, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of Moncton, New Brunswick. A Progressive Conservative, she was the Opposition Whip in the Senate from 1999 to 2001. She retired on her 75th birthday.

She was inducted in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as curler/builder in 1987.

Curling teams[edit]

Event Skip Third Second Lead Result
1967 Canada Winter Games Ralph DeWare Mabel DeWare
1963 Diamond "D" Championship Mabel DeWare Harriet Stratton Forbis Stevenson Marjorie Fraser 1st
1959 New Brunswick Championship Mabel DeWare 1st
1957 New Brunswick Championship Mabel DeWare 1st
1955 New Brunswick Championship Mabel DeWare 1st
1953 New Brunswick Championship Mabel DeWare 1st

Electoral results[edit]

1987 Election[edit]

1987 New Brunswick election: Moncton West
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Liberal Jim Lockyer 4853 64.24 +26.85 $14,787
     Progressive Conservative Mabel DeWare 1916 25.36 -29.48 $13,295
     NDP David Lang 786 10.40 +2.63 $1,808
Total Valid Votes/Expense Limit 7555 100.00 $16,476
Total Rejected Ballots 47 0.47
Turnout 7602 76.76 -2.13
Electors on List 9904
    Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +28.17

1982 Election[edit]

1982 New Brunswick election: Moncton West
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mabel DeWare 4242 54.84 -3.07 $12,653
     Liberal Wayne Patterson 2892 37.39 -1.54 $10,199
     NDP Brian Harvey 601 7.77 * $1,096
Total Valid Votes/Expense Limit 7735 100.00 $14,513
Total Rejected Ballots 60 0.61
Turnout 7795 78.89 +5.45
Electors on List 9881
    Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.77

1978 Election[edit]

1978 New Brunswick election: Moncton West
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mabel DeWare 4211 57.91 +5.52 $7,358
     Liberal Donald A. Canning 2831 38.93 -8.68 $8,481
     Parti acadien Paul Hebert 230 3.16 * $0
Total Valid Votes/Expense Limit 7272 100.00 $14,856
Total Rejected Ballots 84 0.84
Turnout 7356 73.44 +0.95
Electors on List 10,017
    Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.10

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