MLA: ERIN SELBY – SOUTHDALE

Lord, we lift up to you our MLA Erin Shelby. Lord, in times of uncertainty and difficulty   may Erin see your unfailing love and wisdom.  We ask that you would protect her as she seeks to represent the residents of Manitoba in integrity. Lord, give her a clear and confident voice as she fulfils her responsibilities. We ask you, Lord, that you would protect and provide for her family.   In Jesus Name,  Amen.


“I care about what you care about—making life affordable, creating opportunities and making sure services are there when you need them.”

  • First appointed to cabinet in 2011
  • Appointed to the Treasury Board in 2012
  • First elected in 2007



Erin was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 to represent Southdale. In 2009, Premier Greg Selinger appointed Erin the Legislative Assistant to both the Minister of Family Services and Consumer Affairs and the Minister of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism. On March 28, 2011 Erin was appointed Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy by Premier Greg Selinger and then appointed Minister of Health on October 18, 2013.


Born in Winnipeg, Erin spent her childhood years in Pinawa. She attended high school in Ottawa and earned a B.A. in Communications from Concordia University in Montreal. Erin began her journalism career in Montreal, first as a reporter for a chain of bilingual community newspapers, and then as the weather anchor for Global Montreal. In 2002 Erin and her family moved back home to Manitoba.


Erin was an anchor and the first Consumerwatch reporter for CTV Winnipeg for four years before becoming host of Citytv’s Breakfast Television. Erin was a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board and the foundation’s broadcast committee. Erin was also a member-at-large on the Parent Advisory Council at her children’s school.


Through her work on television, Erin has volunteered with a number of local charities. In the spring of 2007, Erin stepped down from Citytv and the board of the Children’s Hospital to launch her political career.


Erin and her family live in Southdale.