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MaryAnn Mihychuk

MaryAnn Mihychuk
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kildonan-St. Paul
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Joy Smith
Personal details
Born February 27, 1955
Vita, Manitoba
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Kenneth Marshall (m. 1992)
Children Sarah
Hannah
John
Profession Geologist

MaryAnn Mihychuk (born February 27, 1955[1] in Vita, Manitoba[2]) is a Canadian politician from Manitoba. She was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2015, representing the riding of Kildonan-St. Paul for the Liberal Party of Canada. She was previously a cabinet minister in the government of Manitoba New Democratic Premier Gary Doer from 1999 to 2004.[1] Mihychuk resigned to run for Mayor of Winnipeg in 2004, but was defeated by Sam Katz.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Provincial Politics 1.1
    • Post-Provincial Politics 1.2
    • Federal Politics 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Biography

The daughter of Métro Mihychuk and Katherine Salamandyk, she received the degrees Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg in 1979, and Master of Science from Brock University in 1984. She is certified as a Practicing Professional Geoscientist. Mihychuk worked as a geologist in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1984 to 1986 and in Manitoba from 1986 to 1992. In 1992, she married Kenneth Marshall. She has two daughters, Sarah Mihychuk and Hannah Mihychuk, and a son, John.[2]

Mihychuk was first elected as a Winnipeg School Division Trustee first in 1989 and was re-elected in 1992.

Provincial Politics

She was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in 1995, defeating Liberal leader Paul Edwards[3] by 3109 votes to 2853 in the Winnipeg constituency of St. James. The 1995 election was won by Gary Filmon's Progressive Conservatives. Mihychuk and 22 other New Democrats formed the Official Opposition.

The NDP won the following general election in 1999. This time Mihychuk was elected in the constituency of Minto, defeating Progressive Conservative Harry Lehotsky[3] by 4534 votes to 2035. Gary Doer was sworn in as Premier and named Mihychuk Minister of Industry, Trade and Mines.[4]

Mihychuk was re-elected to the provincial legislature in 2003, winning almost 70% of the votes cast in her constituency.[3] On November 4, 2003, she was named Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade,[5] with responsibility for International Relations Coordination.

Post-Provincial Politics

Mihychuk resigned from cabinet and the legislature on May 21, 2004, to seek election as Mayor of Winnipeg.[6] The 2004 election was held to determine the successor to former mayor Glen Murray. Murray had resigned to seek election to the Canadian House of Commons). Mihychuk's campaign platform focussed on increasing Winnipeg's population. Although a respected community figure, Mihychuk was only able to win 10% of the city's vote.

She then ran Mihychuk Consulting, offering professional advice in a variety of fields.

In 2005 Mihychuk relocated to Toronto, Ontario to work for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) as Director of Regulatory Affairs.[7]

Mihychuk supported Lorne Nystrom's campaigns to lead the federal New Democratic Party in 1995 and 2003.

Federal Politics

In 2014, Mihychuk was chosen as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Kildonan—St. Paul for the 2015 federal election, defeating the previous Liberal candidate, Victor Andres.[8] She was subsequently elected to the seat.

References

  1. ^ a b "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 
  2. ^ a b O'Handley, Kathryn. Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1998-1999.  
  3. ^ a b c "Minto". Manitoba Votes 2003 (CBC News). 
  4. ^ Smith, Doug (2004). Stickin' to the union Local 2224 vs. John Buhler. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood Pub. p. 74.  
  5. ^ "Analysis: Food and Drug Administration seeks to stop the selling of Canadian drugs to US consumers (Transcript)".  
  6. ^ Kives,, Bartley (28 October 2010). "Katz re-elected in Winnipeg".  
  7. ^ "MaryAnn Mihychuk is the PDAC’s new Director, Regulatory Affairs" (PDF). Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. November 4, 2005. 
  8. ^ "MaryAnn Mihychuk, Ex-Manitoba NDP Cabinet Minister, To Run For Federal Liberals". Huffington Post. July 9, 2014. 

External links

  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
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