Making history while remembering our veterans


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As Manitoba’s special envoy for military affairs I was honoured to recognize our Canadian Armed Forces for their service, past and present, and I am greatly humbled by their sacrifices.  

On Remembrance Day, Manitobans joined fellow Canadians across the country at the 11th hour to pause and reflect in gratitude on our veterans, who fought for the freedoms and democracy we enjoy today.

It is so important for Manitobans to teach the next generation about the ultimate sacrifices made by the tens of thousands of Canadians who lost their lives in service to their country, beginning with the First World War.

Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press Heather Stefanson was sworn in as Manitoba’s 24th premier, and the first woman to hold the office, on Nov. 2.

Our awareness of those sacrifices during the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and more recent conflicts must not be diminished or forgotten.  
Lest we forget.

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Upon the retirement of Premier Brian Pallister in September, the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba was pleased to welcome Kelvin Goertzen, MLA for Steinbach, as interim leader and the 23rd Premier of Manitoba.

Although his tenure as premier was brief, his time in office was well spent listening to Manitobans and building bridges with other levels of government, Indigenous and Métis groups and our business community.

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to Kelvin for stepping into this challenging role during difficult and turbulent times with all the grace and honour of an elder statesman.

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On Nov. 2, 2021, history was made as Heather Dorothy Stefanson was sworn in by  Janice Filmon, the Lieutenant Governor, as the 24th premier of Manitoba. Heather has become Manitoba’s first female premier and is currently the only female premier in Canada.

I look forward to working alongside Heather as she unveils a new vision for a strong economic and social recovery focused on the health and well-being of all Manitobans in a speech from the throne expected to be delivered on Tues., Nov. 23, when the legislative assembly sits for the fourth session of the 42nd Legislature.

Heather’s collaborative approach and conciliatory style have earned her praises throughout her career as the MLA for Tuxedo. Sixteen years in opposition and five years in ministerial roles have prepared her for this very moment.

I am pleased to be a part of this government as Premier Heather Stefanson leads us through our challenges and into a successful future that can be enjoyed by all Manitobans.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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