Father, thank you for MLA Bernadette. I pray you bring her inspiration, grace and creative ideas for the future. Bless her and her family during this spring season. Surround, guard and protect her. Refresh her with new hope and courage during these unprecedented times. Amen.
Bernadette Smith was first elected in a bi-election in 2017 and was re-elected in 2019. She was born and raised in the North End and is a proud Indigenous mother and grandmother. Bernadette is the co-founder of both the Manitoba Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba (CFMMWM) and the Drag the Red Initiative. Also, she annually organizes the No Stone Unturned Concert for Missing and Murdered in Manitoba. Bernadette’s sister, Claudette Osborne, has been missing from Winnipeg since 2008.