Lord, we thank you for MLA Greg Dewar. You have given Greg a heart of passion to see restitution and reconciliation take place among those young persons who are, or have been, in trouble with the law. The acceptance of and the joining of hands flows beyond the young offenders and touches every person in Manitoba. With restitution comes accountability, so Lord, we pray You would give Greg wisdom and courage to perform the duties this government demands of him, in this area of accountability. May Greg always walk in integrity. Lord, we pray for a special blessing upon Greg and his family. Would you remind them again how much you love and care for them. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
“My priority is to keep our community strong, diverse and moving forward – with quality services and programs that help make life easier and more affordable for local families.”
Greg Dewar brings a wide range of experience to the table. He was born in Selkirk and raised in Cloverdale, in a farming family. He has worked on the family farm, as a steelworker and as a businessman in Selkirk. He is the grandson of Ben Massey, a past mayor of Selkirk. Greg has a BA in history.
Greg was elected as the MLA for the Selkirk in 1990 and was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. He has served as the government whip and has been a member of the caucus executive, the House Strategy committee and the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. In November 2009, Premier Selinger appointed him the Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Finance. He is also Vice-Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
More About Greg
- Vice chair of the Selkirk Restitution and Reconciliation Committee, which advocated the re-integration of young offenders into the community.
- Past treasurer of the Selkirk and District Environmental Organization, a group concerned with the environment and meaningful economic development.
- Former treasurer of the Selkirk local of the Manitoba Metis Federation, founding director of the Maurepas Village Housing Co-operative, which built eight housing units for needy families in the Selkirk area, and an organizer for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations in Selkirk.