James Allum

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The Honourable Doctor
James Allum
Manitoba Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Assumed office
November 3, 2014
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Andrew Swan
Manitoba Minister of Education and Advanced Learning
In office
October 18, 2013 – November 3, 2014
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by new portfolio
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Assumed office
October 4, 2011
Preceded by new constituency
Constituency Fort Garry-Riverview
Personal details
Political party New Democratic Party
Alma mater Trent University
Queen's University

James Allum, MLA is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2011 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Fort Garry-Riverview as a member of the Manitoba New Democratic Party caucus.[2]

On November 3, 2014, Allum was appointed as Minister of Justice after then-Minister Andrew Swan, along with four other ministers, resigned from cabinet over concerns about Premier Selinger's leadership. [3]

Electoral record[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2011: Fort Garry-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democrat James Allum 5,146 55.29
     Progressive Conservative Ian Rabb 3,052 32.79
Liberal Kevin Freedman 666 7.16
Green Daniel Backé 399 4.29
Total valid votes
Rejected and declined votes
Electors on the lists


  1. ^ Kives, Bartley (October 5, 2011). "NDP keeps urban strongholds". Winnipeg Free Press. p. B3. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Premier Greg Selinger replaces 5 cabinet ministers in government revolt". CBC News. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

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Order of precedence
Preceded by
Erna Braun
as a member of the Executive Council of Manitoba
Order of precedence in Manitoba
as a member of the Executive Council of Manitoba
Succeeded by
Glenn Joyal
as Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba