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Elsie Eleanore Wayne (born Fairweather) (born April 20, 1932 in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician. She announced her retirement from politics on February 16, 2004 and did not run for re-election in the 2004 election to the Canadian House of Commons. Elsie Wayne File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... The worlds largest lobster sculpture located in Shediac Shediac (46°13′N 64°32′W, AST) is a town located in Shediac Parish, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada on the Northumberland Strait, about 20 km from the city of Moncton. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


In 1977, she was elected to the Saint John municipal council. In 1983, she became the first female mayor of Saint John, and became extremely popular in that city. In the 1993 election, she was only one of two Progressive Conservative Party candidates elected to Parliament, along with Jean Charest, in one of the worst election defeats of a political party in Canadian history. She was also the only non-liberal elected in Atlantic Canada that year. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Saint John is the second largest city in the province of New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... A council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of mayors of Saint John, New Brunswick. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The Honourable John James Jean Charest (sha-ræ), PC, MNA (born June 24, 1958) is a Quebecois lawyer and politician. ...


As a Member of Parliament, she represented the riding of Saint John, New Brunswick. In 1998, when Jean Charest resigned the leadership of the PC party to become leader of the Parti libéral du Québec, Wayne was appointed the party's interim leader, a post she held until Joe Clark was elected party leader later that year. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Saint John is a federal electoral district in southern New Brunswick, Canada. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1 458 km... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Honourable John James Jean Charest (sha-ræ), PC, MNA (born June 24, 1958) is a Quebecois lawyer and politician. ... The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... 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... Joe Clark (born Charles Joseph Clark on June 5, 1939 in High River, Alberta) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. ...


She supported the merger of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (led by Peter MacKay) and the Canadian Alliance (led by Stephen Harper) in 2003. Hon. ... 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. ... Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Politically, she was known as being socially conservative, opposing same-sex marriage, abortion and decriminalization of marijuana. Wayne proved to be controversial in frank comments such as: "If they (same-sex couples) are going to live together, they can go live together and shut up about it. There is no need of this foolishness." Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. ...


Fiscally, Wayne has been a strong believer in Canada's social safety net and the welfare state. She is also among Canada's most vocal monarchists. The social safety net is a term used to describe a collection of services provided by the state (such as welfare, universal healthcare, homeless shelters, and perhaps various subsidized services such as transit), which prevent any individual from falling into poverty beyond a certain level. ... It has been suggested that Welfare capitalism be merged into this article or section. ... Monarchism is the advocacy of the establishment, preservation, or restoration of a monarchy. ...


She is married to Richard Wayne and has two sons, Daniel and Stephen.


External links

  • Canadian Politics: Riding by Riding - Saint John
  • Wayne leaving federal politics
  • Conservative Party of Canada Official Website - Elsie Wayne Profile
  • Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
Preceded by:
Gerald Merrithew
Member of Parliament for Saint John
1993-2004
Succeeded by:
Paul Zed
Preceded by:
Jean Charest
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
1998
Succeeded by:
Joe Clark

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Encyclopedia: Elsie Wayne (1394 words)
Elsie Eleanore Wayne (née Fairweather) (born April 20, 1932 in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician.
Elsie Wayne File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
Elsie Eleanore (née Fairweather) Wayne (Born in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada on April 20, 1932) is a Canadian politician.
Elsie Wayne - definition of Elsie Wayne in Encyclopedia (320 words)
In 1998, when Jean Charest resigned the leadership of the PC party to become leader of the Parti libéral du Québec, Wayne was appointed the party's interim leader, a post she held until Joe Clark was elected party leader later that year.
Politically, she was known as being socially conservative, opposing topics such as same-sex marriage, abortion and decriminalization of marijuana.
Wayne proved to be controversial in frank comments such as in referring to gay rights activism on the issue of same-sex marriage: "If they (same-sex couples) are going to live together, they can go live together and shut up about it."
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