Doyle Piwniuk was first elected as the MLA for Arthur-Virden in a by-election in 2014 and was re-elected on April 19, 2016. In addition to his duties as MLA, he serves as the Deputy Speaker of the Legislature. As a result of electoral boundary changes, Doyle is excited to be seeking re-election in the newly-formed constituency of Turtle Mountain.
Doyle was born in Russell, Manitoba and raised along with his three brothers on the family farm north of Russell. He attended school in Roblin, Manitoba and graduated in 1985. Following high school, he enrolled at Red River College in Winnipeg and received a diploma in business accounting.
After graduation, he was recruited by Investors Group to work in the firm’s accounting department at the corporate headquarters in Winnipeg. Within two and half years he was promoted to Senior Pension Fund Accountant. In 1994, he moved to Virden, Manitoba to become a business partner at a local insurance agency. Doyle has acquired several professional designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) from the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies, and the Insurance Institute of Canada Branch Manager designation.
Doyle and his wife Michelle make their home in Virden with their children Aidan and Jillian. He is an active member of the community, having served as Chairman of the Virden Employment Skills Centre, President of the Virden-Wallace Economic Development Corporation, and Treasurer of the Virden Kinsmen Club. He has also been a member of the Wallace District Fire Department and a minor league ball coach.
Doyle is proud to be a strong voice for southwestern Manitoba and is eager to continue serving the new Turtle Mountain constituency as part of a strong, united PC Team that is getting results for hard-working Manitoba families.