Statement from Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino on the Resignation of MLA Kevin Chief

Today, Kevin Chief announced his resignation as the MLA for Point Douglas, which will take effect at the end of the year. He is a valued colleague and member of our NDP team. We will miss his experience, his wisdom, his guidance and his friendship. We fully support his desire to devote more time to his wife, Melanie, and his young children, Hayden, Kellan and Dax.

Kevin was first elected in Point Douglas in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016. Kevin was appointed Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities in 2012, Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg in 2013, and served as the Minister of Jobs and the Economy until 2016.

Kevin grew up in Winnipeg’s North End and has been a long-time advocate for people in his community. Before becoming an MLA, Kevin spent a decade working in education as co-ordinator of the Innovative Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg, director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre, and community networker with the River East Transcona School Division.

The job of MLA puts a huge demand on an individual, both in the Legislative Assembly and in the constituency. We were lucky to have such a dedicated individual working with our NDP team on behalf of the people of Point Douglas and all of Manitoba. We thank Kevin for his service to his community, and we wish him and his family all the best in his future endeavors.