Dr. Jon Gerrard
Dr. Jon Gerrard is your elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the constituency of River Heights. He has held the seat for River Heights since being elected initially in 1999.
Between 1985 and 1992, Dr. Gerrard was Director of Paediatric Oncology and Hematology at the Children’s Hospital. He also taught medicine at the University of Manitoba between 1980 and 1993.
From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Gerrard was Secretary of State for the Chrétien government. He was the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party from 1998 until 2013 and was among the first to improve funding for online advancements in the fields of health care, education, and improving the stewardship of our environment.
Dr. Gerrard has used his previous experience as a pediatrician at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital and as a Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister to help improve the lives of people in River Heights and Manitoba.
Dr. Gerrard also outlined the strategy for developing Canada’s IT infrastructure, helping increase internet and broadband to communities across Manitoba and Canada.
Jon and his wife Naomi reside in River Heights and are active members of our vibrant community.