|29th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
October 20, 2011 – March 16, 2016
|Preceded by||George Hickes|
|Succeeded by||Myrna Driedger|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
Assumed office |
September 11, 1990
|Preceded by||Richard Kozak|
|Born||November 2, 1950|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Occupation||Railroad worker, trade unionist|
Daryl Gary Reid, MLA (born November 2, 1950) is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada. He represented the electoral division of Transcona in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1990 to 2016, serving as a member of the New Democratic Party, and was the speaker of the Legislative Assembly from October 2011 to March 2016.
Early life and career
Reid was born to a Winnipeg family that was politically active with the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party. He began working for Canadian National in 1969 and became active in the trade union movement, serving as a shop steward and executive board member for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. From 1986 to 1990, he was the national president of his railway employees' association.
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Reid was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1990 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Richard Kozak. The Progressive Conservative Party won a majority government in this election, and Reid served as his party's critic for Transportation and the Workers' Compensation Board. In the latter capacity, he called for the WCB to adopt universal coverage. He later spoke against a proposed merger of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, and strongly opposed the federal government's decision to privatize Canadian National.
Reid was re-elected without difficulty in the 1995 election, winning every poll in the Transcona division. The Progressive Conservatives were re-elected to another majority government, and Reid served as his party's critic for Transportation and Labour.
After eleven years in opposition, the New Democratic Party was returned to government in the 1999 provincial election. Reid was easily re-elected in Transcona, and became a backbench supporter of Gary Doer's administration. He led a task force into Manitoba's system of issuing driver's licenses, and chaired a series of public meetings into the status of the province's roads, rails and runways. Re-elected again in 2003, he chaired the committees that selected a new ombudsman and a new auditor general for Manitoba.
In 2005, Reid and fellow NDP MLA Bidhu Jha broke ranks with the Doer government and spoke against plans to create a new hog processing plant in their section of Winnipeg. After extensive criticism, the government withdrew its support for the project in 2007.
Reid was returned for a fifth time in the 2007 election, in which the NDP were re-elected to a third consecutive majority government. He now chairs the 2020 Manitoba Transportation Task Force, and serves on the board of directors of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation.
|Manitoba general election, 2011: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||4,488||57.92||−10.82||$18,912.01|
|Progressive Conservative||Craig Stapon||2,668||34.43||+12.27||$18,099.59|
|Total valid votes||7,707|
|Rejected and declined ballots||41|
|Electors on the lists||15,120||51.24|
|Manitoba general election, 2007: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||4,560||68.74||−0.74||$19,318.05|
|Progressive Conservative||Bryan McLeod||1,470||22.16||+7.76||$2,732.56|
|Total valid votes||6,634||100.00|
|Rejected and declined ballots||34|
|Electors on the lists||13,678|
|Manitoba general election, 2003: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||4,414||69.48||+5.60||$16,221.57|
|Liberal||Betty Ann Watts||1,024||16.12||+6.30||$12,517.46|
|Progressive Conservative||Nansy Marsiglia||915||14.40||−11.26||$10.69|
|Total valid votes||6,353||100.00|
|Rejected and declined ballots||34|
|Electors on the lists||13,157|
|Manitoba general election, 1999: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||5,620||63.88||$13,949.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Dan Turner||2,409||27.38||$19,315.42|
|Liberal||Vibart C. Stewart||713||8.10||–||$2,987.81|
|Total valid votes||8,798||100.00|
|Rejected and declined ballots||36|
|Electors on the lists||13,011|
|Manitoba general election, 1995: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||5,163||58.13||+8.65||$16,554.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Richard Bueckert||2,372||26.71||+7.07||$7,384.15|
|Independent||Jack D. Lang||131||1.47||$121.01|
|Total valid votes||8,882||100.00|
|Rejected and declined ballots||21|
|Electors on the lists||13,003|
|Manitoba general election, 1990: Transcona|
|New Democratic||Daryl Reid||4,363||49.48|
|Progressive Conservative||Ray Hargreaves||1,732||19.64|
|Total valid votes||8,817|
|Rejected and declined ballots||20|
|Electors on the lists||12,584|
All electoral information is taken from Elections Manitoba.
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- In 1991, he criticized CP Rail for shipping Saskatchewan potash through the United States instead of Manitoba. See "CP Rail criticized", Globe and Mail, 29 May 1991, B2.
- Myron Love and Angela Stelmakowich, "Man should adopt universal coverage, provide pensions for chronic pain: NDP", Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News, Vol. 16, No. 37.
- Dan Lett, "Privatize CN Rail, feds told", Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1995.
- "City says no to Grits", Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1995.
- Kevin Rollason, "Residents draw line in snow", Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1995, A4; Paul Samyn, "Manitoba's share of CP pact hiked", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 1996, B5; "Boeing strikers demand inquiry", Globe and Mail, 13 July 1996, N4.
- Douglas Nairne, "New drivers put to test: licensing to get tougher", Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 2000, A7; David Kuxhaus, "New drivers facing tougher license process", Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 2000, A6; Kevin Prokosh, "Public meetings to look at transportation", Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2001, A4.
- Paul Egan, "MLAs settle on candidate for ombudsman's job", Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 2005, B7; Martin Cash, "Bellringer returns to auditor general's position", Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 2006, A3.
- Mary Agnes Welch, "NDP MLAs break ranks, demand hog-plant delay", Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2005, A1.
- "Cross Canada Support for Bill". Bill Blaikie, Elmwood—Transcona. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2011.