Politics is public service for Brian. It is about giving back to the community.
From president of the local chamber of commerce helping grow Portage, Brian was first elected as the MLA for Portage la Prairie in 1992. Re-elected three years later, he served as Minister of Government Services. His common sense reforms eliminated almost 3,000 pages of unnecessary regulation on business and communities.
In 2000, Brian began a time in federal politics. Elected as the Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, he served eight years in the House of Commons including as chair of the influential Finance Committee.
Brian’s Finance Committee reports led to improvements in tax treatments for charitable donations and disability measures, and led to the development of a National Infrastructure Plan.
A four-year pause from political life came next allowing Brian to focus on family and business. He even improved his piano playing!
Hiking and biking are passions of Brian. This year he completed his personal goal of biking the Trans-Canada trail across Manitoba.
In 2012, Progressive Conservatives from around the province encouraged him to seek the party’s leadership. He did, winning by acclamation.
Being elected as the MLA for Fort Whyte followed.
On April 19, 2016, Brian Pallister was elected as Manitoba’s 22nd premier. He and the PC Team won a historic majority government – the largest PC election win ever and the second-largest in Manitoba history.
Today, as premier, Brian is pledged to run a government based on Manitoba values he has practiced throughout his life.
Values to make an even better Manitoba.