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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

Fall Field Trip 2019
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Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Jean Friesen

Historian, MLA (1990-1995), MLA (1995-1999), MLA (1999-2003).

The founding editor of the Manitoba Historical Societys journal Manitoba History, and a Chair of the Manitoba Heritage Council (1984-1987), she taught History at the University of Manitoba until retirement in 2016.

In 1990, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the Wolseley constituency, being re-elected in 1995 and 1999, and serving as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1999-2003), Deputy Premier (1999-2003), and Minister Responsible for Cooperative Development (2002-2003). She did not stand for election at the 2003 general election. She served as Chair of the Manitoba Water Council from 2007 to 2014, and a member of the board for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (2014-?). In recognition of her community service, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Editors Introduction
Manitoba History, Number 1, 1981

Page revised: 26 June 2019

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