Youth Parliament of Manitoba is delighted to announce that our Honorary President for this upcoming session will be the 29th Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and former Transcona MLA, the Honourable Daryl Reid! After first being elected in 1990, Mr. Reid served as an MLA for 26 years, until the most recent provincial election when he chose not to seek re-election.
Next, we are honoured to welcome Dr. Kristel van Ineveld as the Lieutenant Governor for the 95th Winter Session! An esteemed physician, Dr. van Ineveld currently serves as Associate Professor in the Section of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She currently practices primarily out of St. Boniface Hospital as the medical lead for the Geriatrics Program where her focus is on outpatient care and outreach. This is not the first time that Dr. van Ineveld will make an appearance at the Youth Parliament of Manitoba, as she served as a backbencher, as well as a Parliamentary Secretary from the 58-60th Winter Sessions, alongside Darren Praznik and Graham Steele among others.