At first coddled by the press as a nursing mother and the youngest MLA ever elected to the B.C. Legislature, Judeline (Judi) Tyabji, representative for Okanagan East, was greatly impressed with Gordon Wilson when he took over as leader of the moribund B.C. Liberal Party in October of 1987. Her affair with the nerdy but articulate Wilson and her custody battles with her husband, then ex-husband, led to a radical shift in her public profile. Wilson was elected as the MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast in October of 1991. After six years as an MLA, Tyabji (b. 1965) wrote her memoirs and told her love story in Political Affairs (Horsdal & Schubart, 1994), with a chapter by Gordon Wilson. As Judy Tyabji Wilson she became a television host for CHEK television in Victoria and published Daggers Unsheathed: The Political Assassination of Glen Clark (Heritage), an insiders view of how Premier Glen Clark was removed from power by forces both within and outside the New Democratic Party.

In 2006 she wrote Christy Clark: Behind the Smile (Victoria: Heritage House). $ 32.95 / 9781772031065. See two reviews below.

[BCBW 2006] "Politics"