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Encyclopedia > Marietta Roberts

Marietta Roberts (born January 9, 1943 in Yarmouth Township, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1990. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Roberts was educated at the University of Western Ontario, the Ontario College of Education and Dalhousie University. She taught at Alma College for three years, and then practiced law in the Elgin County area from 1971 to 1987. She also worked as a farmer. She was a founding member of the Ontario Child Representation Program, and served as the acting crown attorney for Elgin. Roberts also chaired the Elgin County Board of Education. The University of Western Ontario is located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Alma College is a selective, private, liberal arts college located in the small city of Alma in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

She ran for the Canadian House of Commons for the federal Liberal Party in the 1974 federal election, and lost to Progressive Conservative John Wise by 2,502 votes in the riding of Elgin. She first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1975 provincial election, and lost to Progressive Conservative incumbent Ron McNeil by 1,831 votes in the provincial riding of the same name. She did not seek election again until the 1987 provincial election, when she defeated McNeil by 2,447 votes. The interior of the House of Commons chamber, also called the Green Chamber The House of Commons (in French, la Chambre des communes) is the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of Canada which sits in the nations capital of Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The House of Commons after the 1974 election The 1974 Canadian federal election was held on July 8. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... John Wise is the name of several notable people: John Wise (1652-1725) - Massachusetts divine who protested taxation John Sergeant Wise (1846-1913) U.S. Congressman from Virginia John Wise (born 1935) former Canadian Minister of Agriculture This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ...

She served as a backbench supporter of David Peterson's government for the next three years, and was chair of the Liberal Caucus in 1988 and 1989. She also served as Deputy Government Whip in 1989-90. David Peterson was the twentieth Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990, and the first Liberal premier of Ontario in 42 years. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Liberals were unexpectedly defeated by the New Democratic Party in the 1990 provincial election, and Roberts lost to NDP candidate Peter North by over 4,000 votes. She has not sought a return to the legislature since this time. The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ... Peter North is a former Canadian politician, elected to two terms in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ...

After leaving politics, Roberts was appointed an Associate Chief Justice on the Ontario Court of Justice.

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Freedom Party of Ontario (CANADA) - Freedom Flyer 12 - Sum 88 (472 words)
From Left are New Democrat Gord Campbell; Ray Monteith, Freedom Party; Kiwanian Gord Tilford, chairman of the debate; Liberal Marietta Roberts and Conservative Ron McNeil, member in the last legislature.
Roberts maintained that Premier David Peterson has promised a Liberal government would veto the deal if it were to cause harm to Ontario, while Monteith said his party favored free trade, including Sunday shopping.
Roberts said the Liberal government had tried to draft legislation to establish a rate review board to cap insurance rates and provide rebates for some drivers, but opposition MPPs had forced the issue to be placed under study by a committee of the legislature.
Opry bound? - Roanoke.com (1022 words)
The story of Shelby Roberts is woven with that of Marietta Wilk, a New Yorker she met in Nashville a year ago, and Vicky Clarke, a Botetourt native who heard Roberts sing at a cancer benefit this May and soon became her promoter.
So Roberts sang Hank Williams' "Your Cheating Heart," and it was the first time she put words to music in public and the first time she felt that "lovely sick feeling." It is a feeling that she cannot compare to anything.
Roberts gave Clarke an album she made earlier this year called "Missing Dreams." Roberts made that album in February, after performing at a benefit for a woman who had bone cancer.
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