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Gary Albert Filmon

Engineer, MLA (1977-1981), MLA (1982-1986), MLA (1986-1988), MLA (1988-1990), Premier of Manitoba (1988-1999), MLA (1990-1995), MLA (1995-1999), MLA (1999-2000).

He served on the Winnipeg City Council before being elected to the Manitoba Legislature in an October 1979 by-election and re-elected in 1981, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, and 1999. He served as leader of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party from 1983 until his retirement from politics in 2000, and was Premier of Manitoba from 1988 to 1999. Among his community activities, he has served as President of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association, President of the Association of Canadian Career Colleges, Member of the Senate of the University of Manitoba, Director of the Administrative Management Society, and Director of the Red River Exhibition Board. In recognition of his community service, he received the Merit Award of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba (1991), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was inducted into the Order of Manitoba (2001) and the Order of Canada (2009), and he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba (2011). He is the husband of Janice C. Filmon.

See also:

“Gary Filmon, 1988-1999 ” by Gregory Marchildon in Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, edited by Barry Ferguson and Robert Wardhaugh, Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2010.


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2019

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