YPM is proud to announce Patricia Chaychuk, clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, as our Honourary President. This will be Ms. Chaychuk’s third consecutive year serving as our Honourary President.
Patricia was appointed as Clerk of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly on January 10, 2000, and is the first woman to hold this position.
She previously served as Clerk Assistant/Clerk of Committees with the Manitoba Legislature from 1989 to January 2000. In addition, she worked at the Table Research Branch of the Canadian House of Commons from September 1992 to August 1993 on a training secondment. She is also a former Manitoba Legislative Intern as well as a former Premier and Speaker of the Manitoba Youth Parliament.
Patricia is a past President of the Association of Clerks-at-the-Table in Canada and is also a past President for the Canadian Study o
f Parliament Group. She currently serves as Chair of the Editorial Board of The Canadian Parliamentary Review, and is a member of the Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments. She is also the Honorary President for the Youth Parliament of Manitoba and volunteers with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She is an avid Winnipeg Jets fan.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Winnipeg, and MPA and MBA degrees, both from the University of Manitoba.
We are equally pleased to announce Clif Evans, former Member of the Legislative Assembly, as our Lieutenant-Governor.
Clifford Brian Evans was born on May 16, 1948. Raised in Transcona, he attended elementary school in Transcona and high school at Murdoch MacKay Collegiate. After attending the University of North Dakota and the University of Manitoba, he worked in oil and chemical refineries before moving to the hotel industry, purchasing his first hotel in Killarney in 1983.
His involvement in politics began when he was approached to run as the mayor of Riverton, where he had purchased a hotel in 1987. He won the municipal election in October, 1989. In 1990, by the urging of the outgoing MLA, he ran with the New Democratic Party in the Interlake. He won two consecutive elections in 1990 and 1995.
He stepped down from politics due to health reasons, and worked with the provincial government from 2001 to 2012. During this time, he worked with several other former MLAs to found the Association of Former Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, serving as Secretary from 2001 to the present. He also acts as chair of the Youth Parliament Committee, working with YPM since 2004 and helping to organize the annual Bear Pit Session and Reception since 2005.
Clif has been married to Linda for 43 years. They have two children, Tyler and Kelsey, who live in Winnipeg.