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The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng.(Ret) (born August 24, 1942) is a Manitoba politician. He was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba from 1983 to 2000, and served as Premier from 1988 to 1999. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (some French services are provided, but French does not have official status at the provincial level) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Born in Winnipeg, Filmon was educated at the University of Manitoba and subsequently worked as a civil engineer. He entered public life in 1975, being elected to the Winnipeg City Council. For the next four years, Filmon was a prominent member of Winnipeg's Independent Citizen's Election Committee, an unofficial alliance of right-wing Liberal and Progressive Conservative interests in the city. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 465. ... The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of four universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... The term civil engineer refers to an individual who practices civil engineering. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Winnipeg City Council is the governing body of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ...


In 1979, Filmon won a by-election to the Manitoba legislature in the riding of River Heights, held after the resignation of former Tory leader Sidney Spivak. On January 16, 1981, Filmon was appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Minister of the Environment in the government of Sterling Lyon. This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... River Heights is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Sidney Spivak (May 23, 1928-July 8, 2002) was a Manitoba politician. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs was a Canadian cabinet position held between 1967 to 1995. ... Sterling Rufus Lyon (born January 30, 1927) was Premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. ...


Lyon's Tories were defeated later in 1981 by the New Democratic Party under Howard Pawley, though Filmon was re-elected in the new riding of Tuxedo. He was elected to replace Lyon as party leader in 1983, defeating Brian Ransom and Clayton Manness at a delegated convention (see Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba leadership conventions). At the time, Filmon was considered to be on the party's progressive wing. Supporters of Ransom would later allege that Filmon's campaign team had sponsored Manness's candidacy as a means of splitting the conservative vote. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Howard Russell Pawley (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988. ... Tuxedo is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Ransom (born June 6, 1940) was a Manitoba politician. ... Clayton Manness (born January 23, 1947) is a Manitoba politician. ... Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba Leadership Contests The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba (previously known as the Conservative Party of Manitoba) has had several contested races to determine its leadership. ...


Filmon's Tories narrowly lost the 1986 election, winning 26 seats against 30 for the NDP. This election was generally regarded as lacking in defining issues, and the two major parties were not seen as having many ideological divisions between them. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Howard Pawley's slender majority government fell in 1988 when a disgruntled NDP backbencher voted with the opposition on a confidence motion. In the subsequent election, the Manitoba Liberal Party rose from one seat to twenty, taking seats away from both the Tories and the NDP in the process. The Tories dropped to 25 seats, but nevertheless emerged as the largest party in the legislature and formed a minority government. Filmon himself was almost defeated by a Liberal candidate in Tuxedo. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... A minority government or a minority cabinet is a cabinet of a parliamentary system formed by the leading political party when it has won a plurality but not a majority of seats in the parliament. ...


The 1988-1990 parliament was most notable for its debates on the Meech Lake Accord, which would have confirmed the distinct status of Quebec within Canada. The Pawley government had supported this initiative, but Filmon was initially opposed to it, and the Manitoba assembly refused to ratify the treaty (rather to the embarrassment of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney). Filmon eventually agreed to a compromise deal negotiated by Jean Charest in 1990, but this came to nothing when New Democratic MLA Elijah Harper refused to grant unanimous consent for debate before the bill's deadline. (Harper objected to the fact that the Accord did not recognize the rights of Canada's aboriginal peoples. See "Meech Lake Accord" and "Elijah Harper" for further details.) 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed constitutional amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the provincial premiers, including Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 1st 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... The Honourable John James Jean Charest (sha-ræ), PC, MNA (born June 24, 1958) is a Quebecois lawyer and politician. ... This article is about the year. ... Elijah Harper (born March 3, 1949) is a Aboriginal Cree Canadian politician and band chief. ...


In other matters, Filmon was closer to the policies of the Mulroney government. He supported the 1987 free trade initiative, and worked in favour of the Charlottetown Accord (a successor to Meech Lake) in 1992. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Free trade is an economic concept referring to the selling of products between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. ... 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. ...


Filmon called an election in 1990, and campaigned on the need for a majority government. Despite the increased unpopularity of the Mulroney government at the federal level, Filmon's Tories were able to win over many voters who had supported the Liberals in 1988. His party won thirty seats, and the NDP re-emerged as the official opposition with twenty. This article is about the year. ...


While not an ideological conservative in the tradition of Margaret Thatcher, Filmon nonetheless presided over an austerity program of budget cuts. His government's measures resulted in a balanced budget in 1995, the province's first in 20 years. Filmon also permitted suburban regions to break away from the amalgamated city of Winnipeg, reversing the policies initiated by the Edward Schreyer government in the early 1970s. In 1993, Filmon supported Kim Campbell's bid to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 1993). Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and a former barrister and chemist. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 465. ... Edward Richard Schreyer, PC, CC, CMM, OM, CD, LLD (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician and member of the New Democratic Party of Canada. ... 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). ... --142. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ...


Despite government cuts to social programs and urban development, Filmon's Tories were able to win re-election in 1995. This was due in part to the unpopularity of Bob Rae's NDP government in neighbouring Ontario, and concerns that the Manitoba NDP would govern in a similar manner if elected. Subsequently, the Filmon government privatized the province's telephone system, mandated balanced budgets, and took actions limiting the power of teacher's and nurse's unions. While Filmon avoided the excessive rhetoric of Ontario Premier Mike Harris (1995-2002), there were nevertheless strong similarities to the reforms instituted by these governments in the late 1990s. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , LL.B , LL.D (born August 2, 1948, in Ottawa, Ontario) was the 21st premier of Ontario, and the first leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) to serve in that capacity. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status, and is an official language of Canada, but is not fully co-official at the provincial level) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status, and is an official language of Canada, but is not fully co-official at the provincial level) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


In the late 1990s, the reputation of the Filmon government was damaged by a scandal involving vote-rigging in the 1995 election. A number of independent "aboriginal issues" candidates were alleged to have been commissioned by Progressive Conservative organizers to run in NDP ridings, in an attempt to split the left-of-centre vote. Filmon was not personally implicated, but a number of his senior aides were. Manitoba also experienced increased unemployment during this period, with Filmon's popularity suffering as a result. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (some French services are provided, but French does not have official status at the provincial level) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total...


Notwithstanding these setbacks, Filmon sought a fourth mandate in late 1999. During this campaign, he announced that his government would undertake a further right-wing policy shift if re-elected. He promised half a billion dollars in new tax cuts, while claiming that he could simultaneously re-invest an identical amount into health and education. This announcement was greeted with skepticism from many voters, and the Tories lost to Gary Doer's New Democrats by 32 seats to 24 (the Liberals were reduced to one seat, as many Liberal voters from 1995 shifted to the NDP). Filmon resigned as party leader in 2000, and stood down as an MLA in the same year. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Filmon was appointed to the federal Security Intelligence Review Committee on October 4, 2001, which neccesitated an appointment to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. He was promoted to chair of SIRC on June 24, 2005 following the retirement of Paule Gauthier. The Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) is an independent agency of the government of Canada empowered to oversee and review the operations of Canadas security service, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and investigate complaints against CSIS. SIRC was established in 1984 as a result of the reorganization of Canadian... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Paule Gauthier, QC, is a Canadian lawyer, arbitrator and public servant. ...


Filmon has also worked as a business consultant since his retirement from office. In 2003, he was commissioned by the government of British Columbia to undertake a survey of forest fires in that province. On June 22, 2005, at the Annual General Meeting of the Exchange Industrial Income Fund (EIF.UN-X), Filmon was elected as the chairman of the board of trustees for the ensuing year. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735...


In February 2006, Filmon was considered to replace Frank McKenna as Canadian Ambassador to the United States. In the end, Michael Wilson was apointed to this post. February 2006 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 28 February 2006 (Tuesday) Al Askari Mosque bombing: Sixty-eight people have been killed so far today in Baghdad, Iraq. ... The Honourable Francis Joseph Frank McKenna, PC, ONB (born January 19, 1948, in Apohaqui, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ... Michael Wilson The Honourable Michael Holcombe Wilson, PC , OC (born November 4, 1937) is a Canadian politician and business leader. ...

Preceded by:
Howard Pawley
Premier of Manitoba
1988-1999
Succeeded by:
Gary Doer
Preceded by:
Paule Gauthier
Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (Canada)
2005-
Succeeded by:

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Gary Filmon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1103 words)
On January 16, 1981, Filmon was appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Minister of the Environment in the government of Sterling Lyon.
Filmon also permitted suburban regions to break away from the amalgamated city of Winnipeg, reversing the policies initiated by the Edward Schreyer government in the early 1970s.
Filmon resigned as party leader in 2000, and stood down as an MLA in the same year.
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