Lord, we lift up to you our MLA Hon David Chomiak.  We ask you to bless and direct his influence as he sits in his place of government. You have blessed Manitoba with a wealth of Mineral Resources.  We pray you would give David wisdom as he works to govern with these resources so that all of Manitoba and thus the world, could be blessed and prosper.  Lord, we pray for David’s family. May each of them see how bountiful your grace and mercy is in their lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“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.