Ted was first elected as your Member of Parliament for Provencher on November 25th, 2013. As a Member of Parliament, one of his duties includes sitting as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
The Justice and Human Rights committee has the power to review and report on the policies, programs, and expenditure plans of the Department of Justice, which has the mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada (the chief law officer of the Crown).
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