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Premier-Designate, Wab Kinew Announces His Transition Team


Winnipeg, October 6, 2023 - Manitoba's premier-designate, Wab Kinew, revealed the eleven members of his transition advisory team, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and spanning various regions across the province. This panel will offer guidance and support to the premier-designate throughout the transitional phase.


The appointed members are as follows:


  • Joy Cramer – Chief Executive Officer, Southern Chiefs’ Organization.

  • Ash Modha – Chief Executive Officer, Mondetta Clothing.

  • Brandon Burley – Outgoing Mayor, City of Morden.

  • Dr. Eric Jacobsohn – Medical Director of Research, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg; Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain, and Perioperative Medicine, and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba; Intensive Care Unit Physician and Cardiac Anesthesiologist.

  • Kevin Rebeck – President, Manitoba Federation of Labour.

  • Bea Bruske – President, Canadian Labour Congress.

  • Carmen Nedohin – Winnipeg Chapter President, Canadian Association of Retired Persons; Former Chairperson of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission; Former Manitoba Hydro Board Member.

  • Mike Spence – Mayor, Town of Churchill.

  • Tanya Paulson – Executive Director, Manitoba Building Trades.

  • Jennefer Nepinak – Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation, Legacy Bowes; Former Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Shahina Siddiqui – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Islamic Social Services Association.

This team will play a crucial role in advising and assisting Premier-Designate Kinew during this transitional period, to ensure a smooth and effective transition for the benefit of all Manitobans.

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