Hon. IanWishart

MLA for Portage La Prairie
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Ian Wishart was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Portage la Prairie in 2011 and re-elected in 2016. Mr. Wishart was appointed as the Minister of Education and Training in May 2016. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Wishart has served as president and vice-president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, as an executive of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, as a board member of the Manitoba Crop Insurance Board and the Manitoba Water Council. Ian and his wife Leslie live on a four generation family farm just north of the City of Portage la Prairie with their two children CJ and Rhae.
Members of the Portage la Prairie Bear Clan were guests of MLA Wishart at the Manitoba Legislature on March 12, 2020


MLA Wishart honoured former businessman, City Councillor and Mayor Earl Porter with a Private Members Statement reading before the House of Legislative Assembly on October 8, 2019

MLA Wishart recognizes Lorne Henry for his contributions to the agriculture industry and the constituency of Portage la Prairie. (Family members attending: photo l to r Brian Case, Kyle Case, Jordan Henry, MLA Wishart, Shirleen Henry, Nick Henry, Doug Henry, Patti Case and Gwynne Henry – May 28, 2019 Private Members Statement)



Portage la Prairie’s Fort la Reine Museum has established a Heritage Trust Fund creating a sustainable source of revenue for the museum with an avenue for donors to support the museum now and into the future. (photo l-r Rachel Head, MLA Wishart, Madison Connolly Museum Director – May 7, 2019 Private Members Statement reading)

Congratulations to Alex & Paige McArthur (hockey), Joel Simpson (speed Skating) and Chanel Cabak (figure skating) from Portage la Prairie, who represented Team Manitoba at the 2019 Canada Games. (April 8, 2019 Private Members Statement reading)

It was my pleasure to meet with Tarlea Simpson and her sister Tracy Wood at the Legislature. Taralea was recognized for her outstanding contribution to agriculture. (March 11, 2019 Private Members Statement reading)

Our government is proud to support the Fort la Reine Museum through the Manitoba Heritage Trust fund. (April 26, 2019)