Lord, we pray that you would bless Manitoba’s first female premier, Premier Heather Stefanson. We ask, Lord, that you would give her a clear vision for Manitoba. We pray for the strength to carry out the many tasks she has before her. We pray for blessings of wisdom, knowledge and discernment as she leads the province forward. We ask for protection of her heart, mind and spirit from any attacks of the enemy. We speak for blessings of love to abound within her family and for you to keep them safe. We thank you, Lord, for Heather and for her heart’s desire to serve Manitobans and ask for much success for Heather in her new role as Premier. Amen.
Heather Stefanson was elected as the MLA for Tuxedo in 2000 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016. In 2016, Stefanson was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Manitoba, and Deputy Premier. She is now Minister of Families and retains her role of Deputy Premier. An investment advisor, Stefanson earned her bachelor of arts from the University of Western Ontario before completing her financial education at the Canadian Securities Institute. She also worked as an advisor in the offices of the prime minister, the Federal Minister of Agriculture and the Provincial Minister of Education. She and her husband Jason have two children.