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Memorable Manitobans: David William Iftody (1956-2001)

MP (1994-1997), MP (1997-2000).

Born on 15 June 1956, he was raised and educated in Lac du Bonnet. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at Dumbarton Mine then completed Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Public Affairs degrees at the University of Manitoba. During this time, he was employed with the Manitoba Youth Center and the River East School Division. In 1988, he moved to Ottawa and began Animus Research Consultants. He acted as a consultant to several First Nations across the country. He returned to Lac du Bonnet and was elected as the Liberal Member of Parliament in the 1993 general election. He served as the Chair of Rural Caucus and sat on the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade and on the National Resources Committee. He was re-elected in 1997 and served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs under the Hon. Jane Stewart and the Hon. Bob Nault. He was defeated by Vic Toews in the 2000 general election. He died on 5 February 2001 from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident.


“Injuries from snowmobile accident killed Iftody,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 2001, page A3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2020

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