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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Alec Magus (1949-2006)

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Born on 26 February 1949, the son of Iris and Mike Magus, he grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from River East Collegiate in 1964. He attended the University of Manitoba then spent 35 years as a federal civil servant, working in various positions with the Unemployment Insurance Commission in Winnipeg and Brandon. He was appointed Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada InfoCentres Project in 1992.

He became a Manager of Aboriginal Affairs in 1996, and conceived of the idea of improving access to government programs and services to Aboriginal people. This Aboriginal Single Window project began in 1997 and co-located federal, provincial and municipal departments and agencies dealing with the Aboriginal community into one office. In 1998, he received the Head of Public Service Award. In 1999, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

He died on 9 July 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 2006.

This page was prepared by Paul Armstrong.

Page revised: 2 October 2016

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