Biography

  • Before entering politics, Greg earned a Ph.D in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and taught Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He was elected MLA for St. Boniface in 1999.

  • Greg has delivered on many improvements in St. Boniface, including bringing bilingual health and social services closer to home with the NDP’s new ACCESS centre in St. Boniface.

  • Greg has two adult sons, and he makes his home in Old St. Boniface with his wife Claudette.

Greg was first elected as MLA for St. Boniface in 1999. Before serving as Premier from 2009 to 2016, he held the position of Minister of Finance. Greg’s many years of training and professional experience have shaped his commitment to protecting the services families count on, like health care, education and child care.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba, followed by a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University and a Ph.D in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. Greg taught Social Work at the University of Manitoba, and was elected to Winnipeg’s city council to represent St. Boniface in 1989.

Greg is deeply committed to the people at the heart of his community. He has given his skills and expertise to a number of organizations over the years, including the St. Boniface Hospital, the St. Boniface Museum and the Old St. Boniface Residents’ Association, of which he was president.

Greg has delivered on many improvements in St. Boniface. Most recently, that includes renovations to the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, to the Norwood Community Club, and bringing bilingual health and social services closer to home with the new ACCESS centre in St. Boniface.

Greg has two adult sons, and he makes his home in Old St. Boniface with his wife Claudette.