Thank you, Father, for Hon. Bernadette Smith. Thank you for the steps she has taken to help those struggling and in need. I pray that you would bless her for her compassionate heart. Please give her discernment and wisdom as she goes about her duties. I pray that you would give her a glimpse of your grace and tender mercy at work in her life and that she would look to you for strength to meet the challenges that lie ahead. We ask in the name of Jesus, Amen
Bernadette Smith was first elected as the MLA for Point Douglas in 2017. She was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhood and understands the challenges of the families in her community because she has lived them. Smith has served as official opposition critic for mental health and community wellness, as well as caucus chair. As an MLA, she has passed legislation to ban poverty as grounds for the apprehension of children, create license plates for MMIWG2S awareness, create a Drug-Related Death Bereavement Day and recognize Spirit Bear Day in Manitoba to raise awareness about Jordan’s Principle. Smith is the co-founder of the Drag the Red Initiative and has been recognized for her work as an advocate fighting for justice for MMIWG2S families. She is a proud Indigenous mother and grandmother.