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Myrna Driedger is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. She is currently a member of the Manitoba legislature. Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ...


Before entering provincial politics, Driedger worked as a nurse for 23 years. She served as C.E.O. of Child Find Manitoba, and was Co-Chair of the province's Abuse Prevention Services Adult Advisory Committee. She has also participated in other groups which provide services to poor and vulnerable children. At one stage, she was Manitoba President of the Canadian Association of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nurses.


Driedger was elected to the provincial legislature in a 1998 by-election, in the upscale west Winnipeg riding of Charleswood. A Progressive Conservative, Driedger defeated Liberal candidate Alan McKenzie by 2767 votes to 1524. She was subsequently named legislative assistant to the Minister of Family Services and the Minister of Health. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... Charleswood is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... List of Health Ministers in Manitoba: (+) Offical title: Minister of Health and Public Welfare (from July 12, 1928 until 1940, and again from 1952 until October 25, 1961). ...


The Progressive Conservative government of Gary Filmon was defeated in the 1999 provincial election, although Driedger was re-elected in Charleswood by an increased margin. She was again re-elected in the 2003 election, defeating her leading opponent by over one thousand votes. Although the governing New Democratic Party made significant inroads in south-end Winnipeg in 2003, they were unable to do better than a third-place finish in Driedger's riding, due in part to the popularity of Liberal party of Manitoba candidate Rick Ross. Gary Filmon (born August 24, 1942) is a Manitoba politician. ... The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ... The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Driedger has participated in a panel seeking input on possible reforms to the province's Young Offenders Act, and has also participated in programs for aboriginal children. In 2001, she visited France and Switzerland on a fact-finding mission concerning the health-care policies of these countries. In 2003, she advocated the establishment of a Manitoba Heart Institute to reduce waiting list times. She supports Medicare, but has also called for the introduction of further private health services to the province. The Young Offenders Act was a 1984 act of the Parliament of Canada, now obsolete, that regulated the criminal prosecution of Canadian youths. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term medicare (in lowercase) (French: assurance-maladie) is the unofficial name for Canadas universal public health insurance system. ...


Driedger is the most liberal member of Manitoba's current Progressive Conservative caucus., Driedger campaigned for Conservative Party of Canada moderate candidate Steven Fletcher in the federal election of 2004. The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right wing political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Steven John Fletcher, MP, B. Sc. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004. ...


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Myrna Driedger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (351 words)
Myrna Driedger is a politician in Manitoba, Canada.
Driedger was elected to the provincial legislature in a 1998 by-election, in the upscale west Winnipeg riding of Charleswood.
The Progressive Conservative government of Gary Filmon was defeated in the 1999 provincial election, although Driedger was re-elected in Charleswood by an increased margin.
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