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Stuart Murray (born November 24, 1954) is a Manitoba politician. He is the current leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, and is the leader of the opposition in the Manitoba legislature. November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest opposition party in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ...


Murray was born in Lestock, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Manitoba and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, receiving a degree in Architectural Science from the latter. He then worked as the road manager for the rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears, and in 1982 became Media Director of the Canadian Opera Company. Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th)  - Land 591,670 km²  - Water 59,366 km² (9. ... The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of two universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... Photo of Ryersons Quad and Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Blood, Sweat & Tears was an American rock and roll group formed in New York City in 1967. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Opera Company is the largest opera company in Canada and is located in Toronto, Ontario. ...


In 1985, Murray began working for Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He moved to Winnipeg in 1989 after being named Vice President of Domo Gasoline Corporation; four years later, he became its CEO and President. He also campaigned for the Manitoba Tories in the elections of 1990, 1995 and 1999. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC , GOQ , LL.D. (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba was defeated by Gary Doer's New Democrats in the 1999 election. In 2000, Gary Filmon stepped down as Tory leader, a position that he had held since 1983. The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Gary Filmon (born August 24, 1942) is a Manitoba politician. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Murray had no personal experience as a politician, he soon became the preferred candidate of the party leadership. Darren Praznik initially considered running against Murray, but withdrew well before the leadership convention. As such, Murray was acclaimed as the party's leader in November 2000. He won a by-election in Kirkfield Park almost immediately thereafter, and was sworn in as leader of the opposition in December. Darren Praznik (born May 9, 1961) is a Manitoba politician. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kirkfield Park is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...


Murray was unable to make a strong impression with the voting public between 2000 and 2003. The province's economy performed well under Gary Doer's centrist government, and Murray's right-wing policy alternatives failed to find a broad audience. Party officials acknowledged that a dynamic leadership race would have been a better way to introduce Murray to voters. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Doer's government was re-elected with a record majority in 2003, as Murray's Tories slipped to 36.31% of the vote and 20 seats in a 57-member parliament (their worst showing since 1953). Even more worrying for the Tories was the fact that their strength was primarily concentrated in the rural south of the province, with Doer's NDP making inroads in the traditional Tory bastions of south Winnipeg. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Murray remained as party leader after this loss. In 2004, he endorsed the new Conservative Party of Canada and campaigned on behalf of Steven Fletcher during the election of 2004. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


Despite serious concerns about Murray's leadership, the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives voted overwhelmingly against holding a leadership review at a conference held in November 2004.


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After he was discharged for fighting with a foreman, 600 miners struck, formed a local of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW), and elected (1904) Murray local president.
However, Murray was elected president of the United Steel Workers of America in 1942 when that union was formed.
Retaining the presidency of both the CIO and the United Steel Workers of America until his death, Murray was active in expelling (1949–50) Communist-dominated unions from the CIO.
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