thank you for Your amazing presence and heart for the province of Manitoba. Thank
you for people like Brian Pallister who give of their time and energy to see
this province succeed and grow in richness of resources. As he serves the
people of Fort Whyte, may his constituents see his caring and compassionate
heart. We pray that he will be given strength and stamina to work through
the long days that are required of an MLA. Bless those close to Brian and thank
you for the sacrifice they make when he needs to be away from home. Keep them
safe and secure in Jesus’ name we ask. Thank you Lord, amen.
Brian and his wife Esther live in southwest Winnipeg with their two daughters. Brian became Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba in July 2012 and in September of that year, he was elected to represent the constituency of Fort Whyte.
Entering politics in 1992 as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, Brian served as a cabinet minister in the Government of Gary Filmon until 1997.
In 1997, he moved to federal politics and was re-elected three times. He was appointed as chair of the House of Commons Finance Committee in 2005, and in 2007 was appointed parliamentary secretary to the Ministers of International Trade and International Cooperation.
While in public office, Brian championed legislation to protect the rights of women on First Nation reserves, public safety initiatives and tough legislation to protect taxpayers against government overspending and overtaxing.
In 2008, after several terms as a provincial MLA, Cabinet Minister and federal Member of Parliament, Brian took a pause from elected office to focus on his family, business and community interests. Today, he is eager to work hard as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and to meet with and engage Manitobans in building a stronger Manitoba.