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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Driedger (1936-2011)

Realtor, farmer, municipal official, MLA (1977-1981), MLA (1982-1986), MLA (1986-1988), MLA (1988-1990), MLA (1990-1995), MLA (1995-1999).

Born at Steinbach on 18 January 1936, after graduating from the University of Manitoba, he worked as a real estate broker and farmer. He was Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Hanover (1968-1972) and led local plans for Manitoba's centenary (1970). Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1977, he was re-elected in 1981, 1986, 1988, 1990, and 1995, during which time he held three ministerial portfolios in the Filmon government: Government Services (1988-1991), Highways and Transportation (1988-1993), and Natural Resources (1993-1997). Following his retirement from politics in 1999, he served as Chair of the Board for the Menno Home for the Aged at Grunthal. He died at St. Pierre-Jolys on 18 July 2011 and was buried in the Grunthal Cemetery.

Sources:

“Tory minister admired for his honesty,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2011.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2019

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