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William “Billie” Uruski

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William Uruski
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Police officer, farmer, MLA (1969-1973), MLA (1973-1977), MLA (1977-1981), MLA (1982-1986), MLA (1986-1988), MLA (1988-1990).

Born at Poplarfield on 27 July 1942, son of Frank Uruski (1909-1982) and Mary Shwaliuk (1913-2000), he was educated at Poplarfield. He was a constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1967-1967) and also worked as a farmer. He was elected as a New Democratic candidate for the St. George constituency in the 1969 general election and was re-elected in 1973, 1977, 1981, 1986, and 1988. He held ministerial portfolios of Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (1973-1976, 1981-1982), Motor Vehicle Branch (1973-1976), Civil Service Act (1976-1977), Municipal Affairs (1976-1977), Agriculture (1981-1987), and Municipal Affairs (1987-1988). He did not stand in the 1990 general election. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).


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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2021

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