Former MLA now VP of Business Council of Manitoba


Last updated 3/13/2017 at 3:01pm

Kevin Chief

Former Manitoba politician Kevin Chief resigned in December and has since accepted a position with the Business Council of Manitoba.

Kevin Chief, the former Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (MLA) with the New Democratic Party (NDP), has a new job. He is now serving as Vice President of the Business Council of Manitoba.

Chief left the legislature where he represented the riding of Point Douglas in Winnipeg since 2011.

"I will have the opportunity to continue to work with young people," Chief told the Winnipeg Free Press. "Many of the members (of the BCM) who I met with said they were very committed to make sure the opportunities would be there for young people. It's a good fit for me. I'm pretty excited about it.

"With his recent experience in government," Don Leitch, president and CEO of the BCM stated, "and his extensive background working in the community, Kevin will strengthen our team as we advance the goals of the council working to make Manitoba a stronger community for all our citizens."

At one time, Chief was considered as a prime candidate to run for the leadership of Manitoba's NDP. At the time he announced his departure last December, he said he left the provincial legislature to devote more time to his family.


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