Ministry of Municipal Affairs (Manitoba)

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The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is a former government department in Manitoba. It was created on April 20, 1953, when the previous office of Municipal Commissioner was restructured and the provincial government assumed new responsibilities for municipal supervision. The department was replaced by the Department of Rural Development by Gary Filmon's government in 1989.

The longest-serving Minister of Municipal Affairs in Manitoba was Howard Pawley, who served from 1969 to 1976 and played a significant role in the amalgamation of Winnipeg. Pawley later served as Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988.

List of Municipal Affairs Ministers in Manitoba[edit]

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Edmond Prefontaine
Liberal-Progressive April 20, 1953 June 30, 1958
     John Thompson
Progressive Conservative June 30, 1958 December 21, 1969
     Maurice Ridley
Progressive Conservative December 21, 1959 September 30, 1960
     Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative December 30, 1960 October 25, 1961
     Walter C. Weir
Progressive Conservative October 25, 1961 February 27, 1963
     Robert Smellie
Progressive Conservative February 27, 1963 July 22, 1966
     Thelma Forbes
Progressive Conservative July 22, 1966 September 24, 1968
     Obie Baizley
Progressive Conservative September 24, 1968 July 15, 1969
     Howard Pawley
New Democrat July 15, 1969 September 22, 1976
     Bill Uruski
New Democrat September 22, 1976 October 24, 1977
     Gerald Mercier
Progressive Conservative October 24, 1977 November 15, 1979
     Douglas Gourlay
Progressive Conservative November 15, 1979 November 30, 1981
     Aime Adam
New Democrat November 30, 1981 November 4, 1983
     Andy Anstett
New Democrat November 4, 1983 April 17, 1986
     John Bucklaschuk
New Democrat April 17, 1986 September 21, 1987
     Bill Uruski
New Democrat September 21, 1987 May 9, 1988
     Glen Cummings
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 April 21, 1989