Lord, today as we lift up Premier Brian Pallister to you in prayer, we think upon these words: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you his peace.” Lord, we are grateful for all the Hon. Brian Pallister brings to our province and we ask that you grant him strength and wisdom. In the name of Jesus, we bless him. Amen…….
Brian Pallister is the Premier of Manitoba, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba and the MLA for Fort Whyte. He resides in Winnipeg with his wife Esther and their two daughters, Quinn and Shawn. Brian graduated from Brandon University, with degrees in arts and education. From 1976 to 1979, he taught social studies at William Morton Collegiate in Gladstone, Manitoba. In 1980, he became a chartered financial consultant and started a financial services company that grew into Pallister Financial. Brian entered politics in 1992 as the MLA for Portage La Prairie and became Minister of Government Services in 1995. In 2000, he was elected as the MP for Portage-Lisgar. During his 8-year tenure in Parliament, he served as chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and to the Minister of International Cooperation. In July of 2012, Brian became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. He was elected as MLA for Fort Whyte four months later. On April 19, 2016, he became Manitoba’s twenty-second premier, with PC candidates winning 40 of 57 seats.