Gwen Charles (born July 19, 1949 in Lindsay, Ontario) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lindsay ( 2001 population 16930 is a community on the Scugog River in the Kawartha Lakes region of southern Ontario, Canada, Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page She was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1988 to 1990, representing the riding of Selkirk for the Manitoba Liberal Party. The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the lieutenant governor form the Legislature of Manitoba the legislative branch of government in the Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) An electoral district (also known as a Constituency or a riding in the Canadian English political Jargon) is a geographically-based Selkirk is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada.
Charles began her career at the municipal level, serving as a councillor in the town of Selkirk. Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 km northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River She first ran for provincial office in the election of 1986, finishing third in the Selkirk riding with 1023 votes. The Manitoba general election of March 18 1986 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. At the time, the riding's MLA was New Democrat Howard Pawley, the provincial Premier. The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. Howard Russell Pawley PC, OC, OM (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier A premier is a title for the Head of government in some countries
In early 1988, Pawley's government was unexpectedly defeated when disgruntled backbencher Jim Walding voted against his party's annual budget in an evenly-divided legislature. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Derek James "Jim" Walding ( May 9 1937 – April 23 2007) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. Pawley stepped down as premier and did not run in the election which followed. With the riding open, Charles was able to defeat NDP candidate Terry Sargeant by just 184 votes. Terence James (Terry Sargeant (born 19 May 1946 in Melbourne, Australia) was a New Democratic Party member of the Canadian House
The Liberals increased their parliamentary representation from one to twenty in this election, and Charles spent the next two years in the official opposition. In 1990, she supported Paul Martin for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Paul Edgar Philippe Martin. PC, MP (also known as Paul Martin Jr The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political
Like many of her Liberal colleagues, she was defeated in the 1990 election amid a general decline in support for her party (once again, she placed third behind the NDP and Progressive Conservative candidates). The Manitoba general election of September 11, 1990 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs of the Province of Manitoba, The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre Political party in Manitoba, Canada.
Charles later returned to Ontario, where she suffered a severe breakdown. Ironically, she received an employment tip for Pivotal Services from her psychiatrist, and later became president and CEO of the organization, which finds jobs for people suffering from mental illnesses.