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Gretchen Brewin fonds
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- Brewin, Gretchen
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2.86 m of textual records
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Gretchen Brewin was born Gretchen Mann in Ottawa December 23, 1938. Her parents were schoolteachers, active in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the precursor of the New Democratic Party. Gretchen married John Brewin in 1958 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria in 1976. In 1979, Gretchen was elected to the Victoria City Council where she served on council until 1985. She was then elected as Victoria's first female mayor and served two consecutive terms until 1990. Her activities as a member of the Victoria council included initiating Victoria's first social planning committee, establishing a city task force on violence against women, children and the elderly, chairing the City of Victoria Police Board. She was also a member of the presentation team that brought the 1994 Commonwealth Games to Victoria. She successfully ran as an NDP candidate in the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding in the 1991 Provincial election and was re-elected in 1996. She was the province's first woman Deputy Speaker and served as Speaker in the Legislative Assembly from March 1998 to February 2000. From February to November 2000, she served as the Minister for Children and Families. She resigned from provincial politics in 2001.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of the records created by Gretchen Brewin in her capacity as MLA including her time as Deputy Speaker, Speaker and Minister for Children and Families. The fonds consists of the following series: political workbooks, 1992-2001; day timers, 1993-2001 and general office files, 1991-2001.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the BC Archives by Gretchen Brewin in 2007.
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Researchers must sign the Conditions of Access to Restricted Non-Government Records form indicating they will protect the identity and confidentiality of individuals named in the records.
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No further accruals expected.
Archives code(s): Previously known as AAAA1368; 95-2662; 92-1321.
Accession number(s): 92-1321; 95-2662
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- Brewin, Gretchen (Subject)