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Howard Pawley speaks to protesters outside the legislature on Aug. 11, 1979 // Photo: UM Digital Archives, Winnipeg Tribune

Howard Pawley speaks to protesters outside the legislature on Aug. 11, 1979 // Photo: UM Digital Archives, Winnipeg Tribune

Howard Pawley, alumnus and former premier dies at 81

December 31, 2015 — 

Former Manitoba Premier Howard Pawley died on December 30, 2015, at age 81.

In 1969, after graduating from our Faculty of Law, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature. He was immediately asked to join Premier Schreyer’s cabinet and served in a number of capacities including Minister of Public Works, Municipal Affairs and Attorney General. In 1979, Pawley became leader of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party, and in 1981 the NDP was elected into government. Howard Pawley became Premier of Manitoba and would serve the province as Premier for almost seven years.

 

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