Short Bio: Jon Gerrard grew up in Saskatoon and obtained his first degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Economics. He then went to McGill University for a degree in Medicine, followed by further training in the United States before joining the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba where he was involved with the care of children with blood disorders and cancer, becoming the Head of the Section of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in 1985.
In 1993, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Portage-Interlake and chosen to be in the cabinet of Jean Chretien as the Minister for Science, Research and Development (1993-1997) and for Western Economic Diversification (1996-1997). In the fall of 1998, Gerrard was elected the Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party. In September 1999, he was elected the MLA for River Heights. He has served as Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for River Heights until the present time, being re-elected in 2003 and 2007.
Recently, The Honourable Jon Gerrard participated in the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Provincial Leaders Series.
Video highlights of the Dr. Gerrard’s comments touch on a wide array of areas (Click on the title or scroll down to access the videos):
- Preliminary Remarks
- Where We Are Economically
- Rapid Transit in Winnipeg
- Farming and Water Management
- Spending More Wisely on Health Care
- Bringing Broadband to All Manitobans
As well, there are videos of Dr. Gerrard answering questions relating to:
- Education on Reserves
- Are all the Campaign Promises Responsible Given the Cost?
- The Role of School Trustees in Education
- Providing Clean Water to Our Communities
Bonus video coverage features greetings by the event sponsor, the Manitoba Pork Council.
Thanks to Dr. Gerrard and the Manitoba Pork Council for making this event possible.
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Greetings from the Event Sponsor, the Manitoba Pork Council
Where We Are Economically
Rapid Transit in Winnipeg
Farming and Water Management
Spending More Wisely on Health Care
Bringing Broadband to All Manitobans
Education on Reserves
Are all the Campaign Promises Responsible Given the Cost?
The Role of School Trustees in Education
Providing Clean Water to Our Communities