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It is with gratitude that we thank you, Lord, for men such as Hon. Gordon Mackintosh as he seeks to offer himself in a life of service to the people of St. Johns and Manitoba. With Gord’s passion to protect the most vulnerable, our children, we pray for success in his efforts. May you grant him peace and fulfillment. Bless his home and his family with safety and courage. Your peace be upon him. Amen

Minister of conservation and water stewardship

“Manitoba is a better place to live, work and raise a family than it’s ever been and, working together, we can keep building.”

Gord was first elected the MLA for St. Johns in 1993 and re-elected
in five straight elections. He has served as the government house
leader, minister of Justice and attorney general, minister of Family
Services and Housing and minister of Family Services and Consumer
Affairs. In January 2011, Premier Greg Selinger appointed Gord minister
of Conservation.
In addition to crime fighting focused on auto theft and organized
crime, Gord has accomplished much on behalf of children and families.
His focus on children has helped produce child victim-friendly court
facilities and strict new child support laws. He has helped lead
successful provincial and national efforts to strengthen child
protection laws and fight sexual exploitation, launched the historic
Family Choices five-year expansion of child care and an overhaul of
child welfare called Changes for Children. He co-chairs the province’s
AllAboard poverty reduction strategy. Gord also introduced “Let’s Make a
Better Deal – Manitoba’s Plan for Stronger Consumer Protection”.

More About Gord

  • Worked for the Manitoba and Canadian Human Rights Commissions and was later Deputy Clerk of the Manitoba Legislature.
  • As a lawyer with the Winnipeg law firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman,
    was involved in environmental issues and notably was advisor to Elijah
    Harper during the Meech Lake constitutional crisis.
  • Has degrees in political studies and law.
  • Lives in Winnipeg’s North End with his wife Margaret and their children.