Daryl Reid

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Daryl Reid
29th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
In office
October 20, 2011 – March 16, 2016
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byGeorge Hickes
Succeeded byMyrna Driedger
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Transcona
In office
September 11, 1990 – April 19, 2016
Preceded byRichard Kozak
Succeeded byBlair Yakimoski
Personal details
Born (1950-11-02) November 2, 1950 (age 72)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party
OccupationRailroad worker, trade unionist

Daryl Gary Reid, MLA (born November 2, 1950) is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada.[1][2] 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,[1] and was the speaker of the Legislative Assembly from October 2011 to March 2016.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Reid was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to a 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.[4]

Member of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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.[5] In the latter capacity, he called for the WCB to adopt universal coverage.[6] 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.[7]

Reid was re-elected without difficulty in the 1995 election, winning every poll in the Transcona division.[8] The Progressive Conservatives were re-elected to another majority government, and Reid served as his party's critic for Transportation and Labour.[9]

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.[10] Re-elected again in 2003, he chaired the committees that selected a new ombudsman and a new auditor general for Manitoba.[11]

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.[12]

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.[4]

Federal politics[edit]

Reid supported Lorne Nystrom's bid to lead the federal New Democratic Party in 1995. In 2003, he endorsed Bill Blaikie.[13]

Electoral history[edit]

2011 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Faye McLeod-Jashyn 551 7.11 −1.99 $4,711.87
Total valid votes 7,707
Rejected and declined ballots 41
Turnout 7,748
Electors on the lists 15,120 51.24

2007 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Gerald Basarab 604 9.10 −7.02 $848.80
Total valid votes 6,634 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 34
Turnout 6,668 48.75 +0.21
Electors on the lists 13,678

2003 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Turnout 6,387 48.54 −19.36
Electors on the lists 13,157

1999 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Daryl Reid 5,620 63.88 $13,949.00
Progressive Conservative Dan Turner 2,409 27.38 $19,315.42
Liberal Vibart Stewart 713 8.10 $2,987.81
Communist Paul Sidon 56 0.64 $0.00
Total valid votes 8,798 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 36
Turnout 8,834 67.90
Electors on the lists 13,011

1995 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Ingrid Pokrant 1,216 13.69 −15.28 $9,521.05
Independent Jack D. Lang 131 1.47 $121.01
Total valid votes 8,882 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 21
Turnout 8,903 68.47 −1.75
Electors on the lists 13,003

1990 Manitoba general election: Transcona
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Daryl Reid 4,363 49.48
Liberal Richard Kozak 2,554 28.97
Progressive Conservative Ray Hargreaves 1,732 19.64
Progressive Thomas Bunn 168 1.91
Total valid votes 8,817
Rejected and declined ballots 20
Turnout 8,837 70.22
Electors on the lists 12,584

All electoral information is taken from Elections Manitoba.


  1. ^ a b "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Farming: It's Everybody's Business" (PDF). Keystone Agricultural Producers. October 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  3. ^ "The Speaker of the House: Hon. Daryl Reid". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b MLA for Transcona: Daryl Reid, New Democratic Party Caucus of Manitoba[permanent dead link], accessed 27 September 2007.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Dan Lett, "Privatize CN Rail, feds told", Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1995.
  8. ^ "City says no to Grits", Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1995.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Mary Agnes Welch, "NDP MLAs break ranks, demand hog-plant delay", Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2005, A1.
  13. ^ "Cross Canada Support for Bill". Bill Blaikie, Elmwood—Transcona. Archived from the original on 1 April 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2011.