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John M. Bucklaschuk

Educator, MLA (1981-1986), MLA (1986-1988).

Born at Rossburn on 18 July 1939, son of Michael Bucklaschuk and Agnes Woycheshin, he was educated at Brandon College and the University of Manitoba then worked as a school teacher, including at Brandon Collegiate (1968-1969) and five years at Killarney, after which he moved to Selkirk for a career change.

A member of the New Democratic Party, he was defeated as a candidate in the 1972 federal election and 1973 provincial election. Elected in the 1981 provincial general election, he served as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (1982-1983) and Minister of Housing (1983-1986) in the government of Howard Pawley. Re-elected in the 1986 election, he was Minister of Municipal Affairs (1986-1987) and Minister of Highways (1987-1988). He was defeated in the 1988 election then worked in real estate in partnership with his wife.

In 1968, he married Colleen Christena Hagan (1944-2022) and they had two children.


Obituary [Colleen Christena Bucklaschuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 2022.

MLA Biographies - Living, The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2022

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