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David Barrett

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Rank: 26th Premier
Term of Office: September 15, 1972December 22, 1975
Predecessor: W.A.C. Bennett
Successor: William R. Bennett
Date of Birth: October 2, 1930
Place of Birth: Vancouver, B.C.
Spouse: Shirley Barrett
Profession: Social Worker
Political affiliation: New Democratic Party

David Barrett, O.C. (born 2 October 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia), commonly known as Dave Barrett, was a politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada. He was Premier of British Columbia for three years between 1972 and 1975, the first and so far only Jewish premier in British Columbia. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Honourable William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC , OC (September 6, 1900 - February 23, 1979) was a Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... William Richards Bennett, or simply Bill Bennett (born August 18, 1932) was Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (1975-1986). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a social democratic political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, They desire a better country. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) • Land 925,186 km² • Water 19,549 km² (2. ... In Canada, a Premier is the head of government of a province. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


He was first elected to British Columbia's legislature in the 1960 election as a British Columbia Co-operative Commonwealth Federation member. The BC CCF later became the British Columbia New Democratic Party (NDP). He had to fight to be allowed to run as he was a civil servant, and at the time civil servants were barred from running for office. The British Columbia general election of 1960 was the 26th general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a social democratic political party in British Columbia, Canada. ...


He became known for his public speaking abilities and held his seat through four elections. He ran for the provincial leadership of the BC NDP, but lost to Tom Berger. However, Berger lost the 1969 election that the NDP had been expected to win. He resigned, and there was a quick campaign to draft Barrett to become party leader. Thomas Berger (born March 23, 1933) is a Canadian politician. ... The British Columbia general election of 1969 was the 29th general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Dave Barrett led the NDP to its first provincial victory against the stagnating Social Credit government of W.A.C. Bennett. He became Premier of British Columbia on September 15, 1972. The British Columbia Social Credit Party, whose members are known as Socreds, was the governing political party of British Columbia for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election, although there was a break between the 1972 and 1975 elections when the New Democratic Party... The Honourable William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC , OC (September 6, 1900 - February 23, 1979) was a Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... This is a list of the premiers of British Columbia, Canada, since it joined Confederation in 1871. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


His government was criticized for its spending, quickly taking the government from surplus to debt. The NDP argued that the deficit was not entirely their fault as the NDP introduced modern accounting practices, and were caught by the huge liabilities that the Socred government had hidden off the books.


The Barrett government started the Royal Hudson steam train service, substantially reformed the welfare system, initiated a number of reforms such as establishing the province's Labour Relations Board, and expanded the public sector. The NDP also introduced more democracy into the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia through the introduction of question period and Hansard. The NDP also brought in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to protect the small supply of farm land in BC. The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) was formed to provide government car insurance. Both the ALR and ICBC were still functioning in 2005. The term Royal Hudson refers to the semi-streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW). ... The public sector is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, whether national, regional or local/municipal. ... Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... Hansard is the traditional name for the printed transcripts of parliamentary debates in the Westminster system of government. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The NDP passed a new law on average every three days while in power. The pace of change was enough to scare the centre and centre right in BC to join together under the Social Credit banner to oppose the NDP. Social Credit gained Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from both the Conservatives and the Liberals. A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ...


Barrett called an ill-advised snap election in 1975, and was voted out of office after a short tenure, in favour of a resurgent Social Credit Party under W.A.C's son, Bill Bennett. Bennett successfully attacked Barrett over his government's handling of provincial finances. In the Westminster parliamentary system a snap election is an early election called when the Prime Minister (or Premier) dissolves the legislature mid-way in a governments mandate. ... The British Columbia general election of 1975 was the 31st general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... William Richards Bennett, or simply Bill Bennett (born August 18, 1932) was Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (1975-1986). ...


Once the dust had settled, the NDP had increased their popular vote but lost the government. Barrett was defeated in the seat he had held for 15 years. He was re-elected in a by-election in Esquimalt-Metchosin and remained an MLA for that riding till 1984. This page is about the year 1984. ...


The charismatic Barrett was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca in 1988. He ran for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party in 1989, but was defeated by Audrey McLaughlin at the party's leadership convention. During the campaign, Barrett argued that the party should be concerned with western alienation, rather than focusing its attention on Quebec. The Quebec leadership of the NDP strongly opposed Barrett's candidacy, and future Quebec NDP MP Phil Edmonston threatened to resign from the party if Barrett became leader. Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a left wing political party in Canada that advocates varying forms of social democracy and democratic socialism. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ... NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. ... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ...


During contentious attempts to amend Canada's constitution, Barrett opposed the Meech Lake Accord, but reluctantly endorsed the Charlottetown Accord in 1992 to comply with party policy. He later referred to the party's support for the Accord as a mistake. The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed constitutional amendments to the Constitution of Canada proposed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec. ... The Charlottetown Accord was a package of constitutional amendments, proposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments in 1992. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


He lost his seat in the 1993 federal election to Reform Party candidate Keith Martin. Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian federal election of 1993 was held on October 25, 1993. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Dr. Keith Martin, PC (born 1960) is a Canadian physician and politician. ...


Dave Barrett is retired from active politics but continues to give speeches on current issues from time to time. In 2003, he supported Bill Blaikie's bid to become leader of the federal NDP. In 2005, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Rev. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, They desire a better country. ...

Preceded by:
W.A.C. Bennett
Premier of
British Columbia

19721975
Succeeded by:
William R. Bennett
Preceded by:
Riding Created
Member of Parliament for
Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca

19881993
Succeeded by:
Keith Martin
Preceded by:
Thomas Berger
Leader of the
New Democratic Party
of British Columbia

19691984
Succeeded by:
Robert Skelly
Preceded by:
William R. Bennett
Leader of the Opposition
in the British Columbia Legislature

19751984
Succeeded by:
Robert Skelly
Preceded by:
Thomas Berger
Leader of the Opposition
in the British Columbia Legislature

19691972
Succeeded by:
W.A.C. Bennett

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Dave Barrett - definition of Dave Barrett in Encyclopedia (610 words)
David Barrett (born 2 October, 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia), commonly known as Dave Barrett, was a British Columbian politician and social worker.
Dave Barrett led the NDP to its first provincial victory against the stagnating government of W.
Barrett called an ill-advised snap election in 1975 and was voted out of office after a short tenure, in favour of a resurgent Social Credit Party under W.A.C's son, Bill Bennett who attacked Barrett over his government's handling of finances.
Dave Barrett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (712 words)
David Barrett, O.C. (born 2 October 1930 in Vancouver, British Columbia), commonly known as Dave Barrett, was a politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada.
Dave Barrett led the NDP to its first provincial victory against the stagnating Social Credit government of W.A.C. Bennett.
Barrett called an ill-advised snap election in 1975, and was voted out of office after a short tenure, in favour of a resurgent Social Credit Party under W.A.C's son, Bill Bennett.
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