The Board of Directors of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Muriel Smith has accepted the post of Lieutenant-Governor for the organizations 92nd Winter Session.
Smith has had a long and celebrated career as a Manitoba politician. First elected to the Legislature in 1981, becoming Canada’s first female Deputy Premier in the same year. During her seven years as MLA, she held the portfolios of Status of Women, Labor and Housing, and Economic Development, among others. In 2007, Smith was also inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Within YPM, she was the Honorary President in 2007, during the organization’s 86th Session.