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Deborah Cleland Grey (born July 1, 1952) is a former prominent Canadian Member of Parliament from Alberta for the Reform Party of Canada, Canadian Alliance and Conservative Party of Canada. Image File history File links Deborahcgrey. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 2. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right-of-centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...


Born in Vancouver, Deborah Grey (nicknamed "Deb") pursued studies in Sociology, English and Education at Burrard Inlet Bible Institute, Trinity Western College and the University of Alberta. She then worked as a teacher in a number of rural Alberta communities until 1989. This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of Alberta is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the heart of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Grey's first run for office was in the 1988 election, when she ran as the Reform candidate in Beaver River in Edmonton. She finished a distant fourth behind Progressive Conservative John Dahmer. However, Dahmer died a year later. Grey won a by-election in March, becoming Reform's first MP. Her first legislative assistant was a young Stephen Harper. Party leader Preston Manning immediately named her the party's deputy leader. Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Beaver River was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Alberta. ... More than one place has the name Edmonton. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada and the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Preston Manning Ernest Preston Manning (born June 10, 1942, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a Canadian politician. ...


Reform elected 52 MPs in the 1993 election, replacing the Progressive Conservatives as the main right-wing party in Canada. Grey won her first full term in this election. In 1997, Beaver River was abolished and its territory split into two neighboring ridings. Grey moved to Edmonton North and won in that year's election, and continued to represent this riding for the remainder of her career. Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories PC leader Kim Campbell. ... Edmonton North was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Grey served as Reform's deputy leader and caucus chairwoman until March of 2000, when the Reform Party was folded into the Canadian Alliance. When Preston Manning stepped down as Leader of the Opposition to contest the Alliance leadership race, Grey was appointed interim leader of the Alliance, and Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to hold that position. She held the post until new Alliance leader Stockwell Day was elected to the House of Commons in September of that year. He appointed Grey as deputy leader and caucus chairwoman once again. The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right-of-centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Preston Manning Ernest Preston Manning (born June 10, 1942, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a Canadian politician. ... The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de lOpposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ... An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader who is appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when there is a gap between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of his or her... Hon. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


Grey resigned those posts on April 24, 2001, in protest against Day's leadership. In July of that year, Grey quit the Canadian Alliance and joined 10 other Alliance dissidents in the "Independent Alliance Caucus." While Chuck Strahl eventually emerged as the dissidents' leader, Grey lent the group instant credibility since she had been Reform/Alliance's matriarch as well as the deputy leader. When Day offered an amnesty to the dissidents, Grey was one of seven who turned it down and formed the Democratic Representative Caucus (DRC), led by Strahl. In September 2001, the DRC formed a coalition caucus with the Progressive Conservatives, and Grey served as chairwoman of the PC-DRC caucus. She later said that she lost confidence in Day after seeing him lay into his staffers after a public gaffe. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Charles Chuck Strahl (born February 25, 1957) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... Democratic Reform Association logo The Democratic Representative Caucus was a group of Canadian Members of Parliament who left the Canadian Alliance in 2001 in protest against the leadership of Stockwell Day. ...


In April, 2002, after Harper ousted Day as Alliance leader, Grey and the other DRC MPs rejoined the Alliance caucus, and in December 2003, the Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives ratified an agreement to merge into the Conservative Party of Canada. Grey was co-chair, with former PC leader Peter MacKay, of the new party's first leadership convention in March, 2004. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... (Redirected from 2004 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race) The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race ended March 20, 2004 with the election of Stephen Harper as the first leader of the new Canadian Conservative Party. ...


Grey was not shy about tossing verbal barbs at the governing Liberals. She called Jean Chrétien "the Shawnigan Strangler," Don Boudria "Binder Boy," Jane Stewart "Miss Management" and Paul Martin "Captain Whirlybird." The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LL.L, LL.D (born January 11, 1934) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... Image:Donboudria. ... The Honourable Jane Stewart, PC (born April 25, 1955 in Brantford, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician who was the Minister of Human Resources Development from 1999 to 2003 Stewart was first elected to Parliament in the 1993 election. ... Paul Martin (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and is the outgoing leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ...


Grey is married to Lewis Larson; they wed on August 7, 1993; they have no children. August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Grey did not run for reelection in 2004 federal election. She was Western chairwoman of the Conservative campaign in the 2006 election. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Shortly after retiring, she published her autobiography, Never Retreat, Never Explain, Never Apologize: My Life and My Politics.

Preceded by:
Preston Manning
Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons
2000 (interim)
Succeeded by:
Stockwell Day
Preceded by:
Preston Manning (Reform Party of Canada)
Leader of the Canadian Alliance
2000 (interim)
Succeeded by:
Stockwell Day
Preceded by:
John Loney, Liberal
Member of the Canadian House of Commons from Edmonton North
1997 – 2004
Succeeded by:
Riding merged into Edmonton—St. Albert
Preceded by:
John Dahmer, PC
Member of the Canadian House of Commons from Beaver River
1989 – 1997
Succeeded by:
Electoral District abolished in 1997

Preston Manning Ernest Preston Manning (born June 10, 1942, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a Canadian politician. ... The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de lOpposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Hon. ... Preston Manning Ernest Preston Manning (born June 10, 1942, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a Canadian politician. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right-of-centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Hon. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Edmonton North was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada. ... Edmonton—St. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Beaver River was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Alberta. ...

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debgrey.com (99 words)
DEBORAH GREY was born on July 1, 1952 in Vancouver, BC.
From 1979-1989, Deborah taught high school at Alberta's Frog Lake Indian reserve and in Dewberry, Alberta.
On March 13, 2003, Deborah Grey announced that she would not seek re-election to the House of Commons.
Deborah Grey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (771 words)
Deborah Cleland Grey, sometimes called Deb Grey (born July 1, 1952) is a prominent former Canadian Member of Parliament from Alberta for the Reform Party of Canada, Canadian Alliance and Conservative Party of Canada.
Grey's first run for office was in the 1988 election, when she ran as the Reform candidate in Beaver River outside Edmonton.
Grey moved to Edmonton North at the request of several local conservatives dissatisfied with being represented by a Liberal, John Loney (elected in the 1993 landslide).
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