Greg Dewar

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Greg Dewar
Manitoba Minister of Finance
In office
November 3, 2014 – May 3, 2016
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byJennifer Howard
Succeeded byCameron Friesen
Manitoba Government Whip
In office
before 2011 – November 3, 2014
PremierGreg Selinger
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Selkirk
In office
September 11, 1990 – April 19, 2016
Preceded byGwen Charles
Succeeded byAlan Lagimodiere
Personal details
Born (1956-01-09) January 9, 1956 (age 65)
Selkirk, Manitoba
Political partyNew Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Winnipeg

Gregory Dewar, MLA (born January 9, 1956) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.[1]

Dewar was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, the grandson of former mayor Ben Massey.[2] He was educated at the University of Winnipeg, and worked as a steelworker and as a small businessman prior to entering political life. Dewar served as treasurer of the Selkirk local of the Manitoba Metis Federation, and was a founding director of the Maurepas Village Housing Cooperative. He was also involved in the Selkirk Restitution and Reconciliation Committee, a program which assists young offenders.[3]

Dewar was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the provincial election of 1990, running as a New Democrat in the riding of Selkirk.[1] He received 3735 votes, against 3467 for Progressive Conservative Russ Farrell (incumbent Liberal Gwen Charles was third with 3009). Dewar was re-elected by a wider margin in the 1995 election, and by a comfortable margin in 1999.[3] The NDP formed government following the 1999 election, and Dewar was appointed Government Whip.[3]

Dewar supported Lorne Nystrom's bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 1995. In 2003, he supported Bill Blaikie.

Dewar was easily re-elected in the provincial election of 2003, receiving more than 60% of the vote in his riding.[3]

He was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election and in the 2011 provincial election.[1] Dewar was the legislative assistant to the Minister of Finance.[3] He resumed the role of Government Whip following the 2011 election and held that position until 2014.[2]

On November 3, 2014, Dewar was appointed as Minister of Finance after then-Minister Jennifer Howard, along with four other ministers, resigned from cabinet over concerns about Premier Selinger's leadership.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  2. ^ a b "Greg Dewar". Manitoba NDP Caucus. Manitoba NDP. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Selkirk". Manitoba. CBC News. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  4. ^ "Premier Greg Selinger replaces 5 cabinet ministers in government revolt". CBC News. Retrieved November 4, 2014.

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