The New Democratic Party of Manitoba
fielded a full slate of candidates in the 1990 provincial election
, and won 20 seats out of 57 to form the Official Opposition
in the legislature. Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages; information about others may be found here.
is a community organizer and activist. She was a nurse
from 1970 to 1981, and fought for pay equity between aids and orderlies. She was also active with the Canadian Union of Public Employees
(CUPE), and eventually chaired the CUPE Manitoba and Manitoba Federation of Labour
political Action Committees. She was hired by CUPE as a full-time employee in 1991. She also served as chairwoman of the Village Clinic Board, where she campaigned for medical patients to be granted legal access to cannabis
to alleviate pain."Medical marijuana tests OK'd", Winnipeg Free Press
, 4 March 1999, B2. She was a Winnipeg board member of the Council of Canadians
and a prominent member of the Winnipeg social policy group CHO!CES
.Wanda Chow, "Disney management seminar a Winnipeg first", Winnipeg Free Press
, 10 November 1995, A5; David Roberts, "Winnipeg lab accident irks residents, politicians", Winnipeg Free Press
, 14 July 1999, A2. Lord was in Seattle
during the 1999 protests against the World Trade......