Lord, I thank you for Dr. Jon Gerrard, elected Member of the constituency of River Heights and the work which he has done since 1999. Give him your wisdom as he has a heart to provide better fiscal management, address the issue of homelessness and crime in Winnipeg, improve access to mental health services and stewardship of our environment. Thank you for his work in pediatric oncology and hematology at the Children’s Hospital and for his work teaching medicine at the University of Manitoba. Please bless him and his family for all that he has given to our community. Please keep him safe, happy, healthy and strong. In Jesus’ name.
Between 1985 and 1992, Dr Gerrard was director of pediatric oncology and hematology at the Children’s Hospital. He has also taught medicine at the University of Manitoba between 1980 and 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Dr Gerrard was secretary of state for the Chrétien government. He was the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party from 1998 until 2013.