As a part of Premier Selinger’s cabinet shuffle today, Bill Blaikie became Manitoba’s latest Conservation Minister. Bill Blaikie has served the NDP party for the last 10 years. He was elected as Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for Elmwood in 2009. Prior to that, he was a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2008 for Elmwood—Transcona.
CPAWS wishes Mr. Blaikie all the best in his new role and we look forward to working with him to protect Manitoba’s spectacular wild spaces and wildlife. Mr. Blaikie replaces Stan Struthers who served as Conservation Minister for the last six years. We have enjoyed working with Minister Struthers and wish him well in his new post as Manitoba’s new Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.