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Date of Birth: 1961
Paul Edwards, born on February 21, 1961, is a Manitoba politician and lawyer who graduated from Kelvin High School in 1979. He continued his education at Trent University and Queen’s University. From his schooling he became a barrister and solicitor. In 1988, Edwards was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the Winnipeg riding of St. James, defeating Progressive Conservative Jae Eadie, greatly increasing the liberal presence in the province. He joined 19 other Liberals in forming the official opposition to the minority government of Progressive Conservative Premier Gary Filmon. Paul was re-elected in the 1990 election, and after a disappointing result in 1993, the Liberal leader Sharon Carstairs resigned. Paul ran to become the new leader of the Liberal Party and won, defeating Liberal MLA Kevin Lamoureux. He remained leader until 1996, when he resigned after losing his seat in the 1995 election. He returned to legal practice soon after, and stayed in Winnipeg with his wife and four children.