Winnipeg South Centre
Newly elected MP Jim Carr has been named the Minister of Natural Resources for the new Liberal government.
Before running in the federal election, Carr was the provincial representative for Fort Rouge in the Manitoba legislature. He served as the deputy leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party for six years. While an MLA he served as critic in the areas of energy, education, urban affairs, constitutional affairs, and the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation. He also worked as a member of the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Constitutional Task Forces.
After leaving provincial politics, Carr became the CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba. In this role he worked with provincial business leaders.
Before being elected as an MLA, Carr worked as an oboist and a trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He then worked as a journalist and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC Radio. He also worked as a continuing education teacher.
Carr has a degree in international politics and history from McGill University.
Carr is active in the Winnipeg community. He is the founding cochair of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and served on the board of the Canada West Foundation and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba.
His community work has won him several awards including a Canada 125 medal and the Order of Manitoba.