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 a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).


Obituary [Mary Uruski], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 2000.

MLA Biographies - Living, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2023