Lord, we lift up to you our MLA Hon. Ron Lemieux. We thank you for the leadership that you have blessed Ron with. May he use his influence to bring proper controls and programs to bear that will be for the welfare of all living in Manitoba. Lord, give Ron the ability and insight to keep moving forward whether it is in tourism or sports. Lord, we thank you for Ron’s family. May each of his family members see how great you are and may they experience your protection and provision. In Jesus Name, Amen.
“I’m proud of my record of delivering funding that our communities can invest in new infrastructure, education and health care programs – so we can keep moving forward on the right track.”
- First appointed to cabinet in 1999
- First elected in 1999
Ron Lemieux was an educator for over 14 years prior to his 1999 election to the Manitoba Legislature as the MLA for La Verendrye. He was re-elected on October 4, 2011 as the MLA for Dawson Trail. His experience in cabinet includes posts in Infrastructure and Transportation, Education and Youth, Culture, Heritage, Tourism, and Sport, as well as Consumer and Corporate Affairs. In November, 2009, Premier Greg Selinger appointed Ron the Minister of Local Government and he maintained this portfolio after the 2011 election. On October 18, 2013, Ron was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture, Sport and Consumer Protection, Minister charged with the administration of the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Act and Minister charged with the administration of the Liquor Control Act.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Winnipeg. He also completed post-baccalaureate certification in education from the University of Manitoba.
Ron’s community involvement has included coaching and serving as volunteer Vice-President of the Lorette Sports Centre. As a teacher advocate he held a number of positions in his teachers’ association.
Ron and his wife Val have lived near Lorette for more than 34 years. They have three children.