Ted was first elected as your Member of Parliament for Provencher on November 25th, 2013. As a Member of Parliament, some of his duties include sitting on the Public Accounts and Public Safety committees.
The Public Accounts Committee is Parliament’s standing audit committee, and it reviews the work of the federal government’s external auditor, the Auditor General of Canada. This committee reviews:
◾the Public Accounts of Canada;
◾all reports of the Auditor General of Canada;
◾the Office of the Auditor General’s reports on plans and priorities and departmental performance reports; and
◾any other matter that the House of Commons shall, from time to time, refer to the Committee.
The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security may review the policies, programs and expenditure plans of Public Safety Canada, which is responsible for public safety and national security, policing and law enforcement, corrections, emergency management, crime prevention and the protection of Canada’s borders.
Before entering politics, Ted has proven his commitment to the people of Provencher through his many business and volunteer involvements. As the co-owner of a successful heavy construction company that employs more than 75 people, Ted understands the needs and challenges facing many small and medium sized businesses in our riding.
Ted also served as President and Board Chair of the Steinbach Credit Union, the largest credit union in Manitoba with more than $4 billion in assets.
Outside of his duties as a Member of Parliament, Ted is involved in a number of volunteer activities and is happily married to his wife Irene of 33 years.
Together they have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren and are members of Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church.
Some of Ted’s volunteer activities over the years have included:
• Member of Executive – Steinbach Flying Club
• Member of Manitoba Heavy Construction Association – Aggregate Producer Committee Member
• Membership Chair and Adult Sunday School teacher at Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church
• Vice-Chair and board member at Family Life Network
• Vice-Chair and board member of Winkler Bible Camp