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Dacquay, Louise MLA - Seine River Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 8:25 p.m.

Dacquay, Louise
MLA, Seine River
Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly

First elected as the member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for Seine River in the general election of September 1990 and reelected in April 1995, Louise Dacquay served as Deputy Speaker from October 1990 until she was elected as Speaker at the opening of the first session of the thirty-sixth Manitoba Legislature May 23, 1995. A resident of the St. Boniface/St. Vital area for over 30 years, she was a Winnipeg city councilor from 1986 to 1989, serving on a wide variety of boards and committees including the Winnipeg Public Library Board, the Winnipeg Enterprises Board, and the Winnipeg Convention and Visitor's Bureau. She also chaired the Hospitality Committee for the Panda Project and was a member of the Panda Management Committee. In addition, Louise is a past president of Tourism Winnipeg, past vice-chair of the St. Boniface Museum Board and past member of the St. Boniface Hospital Advisory Board, the Zoological Society, the Variety Club and the Kidney Foundation. Louise volunteers annually as a door-to-door canvasser for the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. She was a registered official with the Canadian Amateur Swim Association and a member of the National Library Board, the Winter Cities Association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Prior to her election to the legislature in 1990, Ms. Dacquay was employed as a special advisor to the Minister of Urban Affairs and Housing. She also has 17 years experience in business education as a teacher and department head, as well as 10 years experience in business management in the fields of real estate development and advertising. In December, 1990, she was appointed to the Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse in Manitoba Consultative Committee and in the fall of 1993 she was appointed as Chair of the Ambassador Committee of the Premier's Council on International Year of the Family. She and her husband, Bert, have two adult sons and four grandsons.

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