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Kelvin Goertzen

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Kelvin Goertzen
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MLA (2003-2007), MLA (2007-2011), MLA (2011-2016), MLA (2016-2019), MLA (2019-?), Premier of Manitoba (2021).

Elected as a Progressive Conservative candidate for the Steinbach constituency in the 2003 provincial general election, he was re-elected by large majorities in 2007, 2011, 2016, and 2019. He served as Government House Leader (2016, 2018-2021), Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living (2016-2018), Minister of Education and Training (2018-2019), Minister of Education (2019-2021), Minister of Legislative and Public Affairs (2021), and Deputy Premier (2021). In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). On 1 September 2021, he was appointed Acting Premier following the resignation of Brian William Pallister, being succeeded in November 2021 by Heather Stefanson.


We thank the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and Tracey Goncalves for providing a photograph used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 May 2023

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