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NDP Fires Manitoba Hydro Board

A new board of directors was appointed to Manitoba Hydro.
Manitoba Hydro Building in Downtown Winnipeg.

By Staff Writer l Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, December 4, 2023 - NDP Finance Minister Adrien Sala revealed the Manitoba government replaced all but one member of the board of directors for Manitoba Hydro, similar to the complete change at the Manitoba Public Insurance Board.

The newly appointed board, chaired by Ben Graham, President and CEO of Manitoba Blue Cross and former head of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), comprises individuals from the business community, including former Hydro employees, a former union president, and Indigenous leaders.

The board's composition includes notable figures like Jamie Wilson, Vice President of Indigenous Strategy at Red River College Polytechnic, and Paul Moist, the former national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Their collective aim is to oversee Hydro's operations, foster fiscal responsibility, support economic growth, facilitate Indigenous reconciliation, and drive Manitoba toward a sustainable energy future.

"Manitoba Hydro is pivotal to our province," remarked Graham, expressing enthusiasm to collaborate with the board in meeting its mandate. The focus remains on sustaining Hydro's leadership in delivering renewable energy while ensuring cost-effective services for Manitobans.


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