Elizabeth Jane Weir, B.A., LL.B. (née le 20 février 1948 à Belfast, est une femme politique canadienne, qui a été députée et chef du Nouveau Parti démocratique du Nouveau-Brunswick entre 1991 et 2005.

PropertyValue
dbpedia-owl:abstract
  • Elizabeth Jane Weir, B.A., LL.B. (née le 20 février 1948 à Belfast, est une femme politique canadienne, qui a été députée et chef du Nouveau Parti démocratique du Nouveau-Brunswick entre 1991 et 2005.
  • Elizabeth Jane Weir (born February 20, 1948) is a lawyer and politician in New Brunswick, Canada. She was elected leader of the New Democratic Party of New Brunswick in 1988 and became an opposition voice to the Liberal government, which held all 58 seats in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Weir was educated at the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. She has taught at York University and the University of New Brunswick. Weir was first elected to the legislature in 1991 in the riding of Saint John South where she defeated the liberal John Mooney by only 78 votes [1]. In 1995, the riding became Saint John Harbour and she was re-elected in 1995, 1999 and 2003. During that time, she was the sole New Democrat in the legislature.At the 2003 federal NDP convention at which Jack Layton would be elected party leader, Weir sought the presidency of the federal party against re-offering incumbent Adam Giambrone. Midway through the convention, Giambrone and Weir decided to seek a co-presidency. Many delegates balked, especially at the assumption that they could push through a sudden constitutional change in a party often dearly concerned with internal process. The joint ticket was withdrawn, and Weir placed second after Giambrone and before a challenger from the NDP Socialist Caucus.On October 8, 2004, Weir announced that she would be stepping down from the leadership of the NDP but would stay on until a successor was chosen. She also pledged to run for re-election to the legislature in the next general election; however, she eventually reversed this pledge. Allison Brewer was chosen as her successor at a September 2005 leadership convention and Weir resigned her seat from the legislature on October 13, 2005 to accept the appointment to be the first president and CEO of the new New Brunswick crown corporation the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency.
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageID
  • 834120 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageInterLanguageLink
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageLength
  • 2646 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 44 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 110101193 (xsd:integer)
dbpedia-owl:wikiPageWikiLink
prop-fr:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dcterms:subject
rdfs:comment
  • Elizabeth Jane Weir, B.A., LL.B. (née le 20 février 1948 à Belfast, est une femme politique canadienne, qui a été députée et chef du Nouveau Parti démocratique du Nouveau-Brunswick entre 1991 et 2005.
  • Elizabeth Jane Weir (born February 20, 1948) is a lawyer and politician in New Brunswick, Canada. She was elected leader of the New Democratic Party of New Brunswick in 1988 and became an opposition voice to the Liberal government, which held all 58 seats in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Weir was educated at the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. She has taught at York University and the University of New Brunswick.
rdfs:label
  • Elizabeth Weir (femme politique)
  • Elizabeth Weir
owl:sameAs
http://www.w3.org/ns/prov#wasDerivedFrom
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbpedia-owl:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbpedia-owl:wikiPageWikiLink of
is foaf:primaryTopic of