years of service MLA Hon. Steve Ashton has given to the province of
Manitoba. We know by his actions that he
is committed to our province and it’s success.
Continue to fill him with wisdom and knowledge and to guide his words
and direct his path. Grant him new and
creative ideas as he serves, Cover him with wise counsel of others who have
walked the path he’s on. God grant him
courage, strength and joy. In Jesus
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.