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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Bygott “Reg” Alcock (1948-2011)

MLA (1988-1990), MLA (1990-1995), MP (1997-2000), MP (2001-2004), MP (2004-2005).

Born at Winnipeg on 16 April 1948, son of Reginald Walter Alcock and Enid Mary Bygott (?-1999), he attended St. Paul’s High School and Simon Fraser University (BA) then worked at the Manitoba School for the Deaf and later as the Director of Manitoba Child and Family Services (1983-1985). In 1988, he ran successfully for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature, re-elected in 1990. He jumped to federal politics in 1993, serving in the Paul Martin government as President of the Treasury Board. He was re-elected at the 1997, 2000, and 2004 general elections. After being defeated in the 2006 general election, he taught at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. He died suddenly, at Winnipeg, on 14 October 2011.

Sources:

Obituary [Enid Mary Alcock], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1999, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 2011, page C9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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