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Dumont, Hon. W. Yvon - Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Manitoba

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 9:56 p.m.

Dumont, Hon. W. Yvon
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Manitoba

His Honour W. Yvon Dumont was born in St. Laurent, Manitoba on January 21, 1951.

He joined the Manitoba Metis Federation in 1967, serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the St. Laurent local. In 1972, he was elected to the Board of the Interlake Region of the Federation; in 1973 Executive Vice-President. Founding Vice-President of the Native Council of Canada 1972-73, he was elected President of the Manitoba Metis Federation in 1984, reelected in 1986, 1988 and 1990,serving as President of the Metis National Council from 1988 to 1993.

Appointed Lieutenant Governor on March 5, 1993.

Member of the Municipal Council of the Rural Municipality of St. Laurent; Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba. Member of the National Division of the Aboriginal Economic Development Board.

The Honourable Yvon Dumont married Lyla Klassen in 1975. They have three children, Jill, Joel and Dana. They reside at 10 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1S4.

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