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Almighty and eternal God, You know the longings of people’s hearts,
 and You protect their rights. In Your goodness, watch over those who have been elected and placed in authority over us. Father, I pray specifically for Hon. David Chomiak that as he governs and guides that he will be filled with wisdom and discernment in his daily duties. I pray this so that the people of Manitoba may enjoy freedom, security, and peace. May Your hand of peace be upon Dave and his family, in the name of Jesus Christ,

Minister of mineral resources
Minister charged with the administration of the Gaming Control Act

“I’m working to build a more innovative Manitoba. Be it our
hospitals, our schools or our workplaces, the culture of innovation we
are developing here has the potential to attract attention and
admiration from across the globe.”

  • First appointed to cabinet in 1999
  • First elected in 1990

Dave Chomiak was born in Winnipeg’s North End and resides in the West Kildonan area.
He has been the MLA for Kildonan since 1990. Most recently, he was
appointed the Minister of Mineral Resources by Premier Greg Selinger on
October 18, 2013.
Prior to that Mr. Chomiak was a lawyer in private practice. He also served as Executive Assistant to former premier Ed Schreyer.
Dave Chomiak has served on the boards of the Hoosli Ukrainian Male
Choir, Ed Schreyer’s Canadian Shield Foundation, and the Ukrainian
Cultural and Educational Centre. He has been active in the Rusalka Dance
Ensemble and the Big Brothers Association of Manitoba.
While in Opposition, Mr. Chomiak served as the New Democratic Party
Critic for Health and the Critic for Education and Justice. As part of
the Doer government he served as Minister of Health from 1999 to 2004,
when he was appointed to the Energy, Science and Technology portfolio.
In 2006, he was named Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He
worked in this post until 2009. Then Premier Selinger appointed Mr.
Chomiak the Minister of Innovation, Energy, and Mines, where he served
for four years.