Lord, your word says that you are a God of justice, love and compassion. In his career thirty years plus career as a servant to the people of Manitoba, Hon. Steve Ashton has tried his best to ensure the fair treatment of workers and to ensure their safety in the work place. In his efforts to ensure social and economic justice for all, the heart of God the Father is reflected, for Jesus himself said that God shows no favouritism. We ask that you give your eternal wisdom to Steve in order to best represent the people of Thompson. In these fiscally challenging days, we ask for God’s vision and favour as Steve seeks to improve upon the infrastructure within the province. As Manitoba led the way with the Red River Diversion, may you grant him and his colleagues the insight needed to deal with the continued flooding challenges of Manitoba. Bless his family with your grace and love. Amen.

Minister of infrastructure and transportation
Minister responsible for emergency measures

“Our infrastructure is key to our future economic
growth. With CentrePort Canada the Port of Churchill, our world class
airports, rail lines and highway links we have the opportunity to
transform Manitoba into an international hub of trade and

Steve was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1981. He has
been re-elected eight consecutive times. Before Premier Greg Selinger
appointed Steve as the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, he
served as the Minister of Conservation, the Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Emergency
Measures, and in November 2003 he was named Minister of Water
Stewardship, a department solely committed to water issues and the first
such department to be created in Canada.
Steve is also the minister responsible for Emergency Measures, and
has worked hard to protect homes and communities from last year’s
historic flooding.

More About Steve

  • Received a B.A. (Hon.) in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba and a M.A. in Economics from Lakehead University
  • Has lived in Thompson since 1967 – his wife Hari Dimitrakopoulou-Ashton is a college instructor
  • Has two children – Niki, the MP for Churchill and Alexander, an instructor with the University College of the North in Thompson.