Michael Kawchuk

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Michael Kawchuk (born April 23, 1931, in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba) is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Manitoba legislature from 1966 to 1969, sitting as a member of the New Democratic Party.[1]

The son of Nicholas Kawchuk and Annie Baran, Kawchuk was educated at the Brandon Agricultural College and the University of Manitoba. He worked as a farmer, and became a director on the Pool Elevator Board and the Manitoba Farmer's Union. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer of his local school district. In 1957, he married Nettie Frykas.[1]

He was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the provincial election of 1966,[2] defeating Liberal William Paziuk by 64 votes in the rural riding of Ethelbert Plains. He supported Edward Schreyer's bid to become party leader in 1968-69.

Kawchuk lost to Progressive Conservative J. Wally McKenzie[2] by 171 votes in the 1969 election, in the redistributed riding of Roblin.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1969). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Normandin. p. 552. 
  2. ^ a b "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2013-11-25.