Statement on the passing of former Premier Howard Pawley

We join Manitobans in mourning the loss of our former Premier Howard Pawley.

Throughout his life, Howard fought for equality, social justice, and the rights of all peoples. His leadership and progressive values led to changes to Manitoba’s labour code to ensure that workers are paid fairly, regardless of their gender, and the inclusion of sexual orientation to Manitoba’s Human Rights Code.

He was also the minister responsible for the creation of Manitoba Public Insurance in 1971, which continues to provide the lowest auto insurance rates in the country.

I would invite you to sign the condolence book posted by the Manitoba Government at

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Manitoba lost a true champion of social justice.

- Greg Selinger