Larry Maguire was first elected as the MP for Brandon–Souris in a 2013 by-election.
Before the election in October 2015, Maguire sat on the Standing Committees for Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities and on Public Safety and National Security.
House Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities and the House Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, Maguire served in Manitoba’s Legislature for more than a decade as a Progressive Conservative representing the riding of Arthur–Virden. He also served as the Canadian Wheat Board Advisory Committee’s Western Manitoba Representative on two different occasions, and was the chair of the Agricultural Diversification Alliance.
Maguire was born and raised in Souris and grew up on his parent’s farm. He has a diploma in agriculture from the University of Manitoba and farmed in Elgin for several years. He was named mid-Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers in 1986. He also received a Certificate of Merit from the Manitoba Agricultural and Food Services Grads Association.
Maguire has two grown children and seven grandchildren and says that politics is about passing down a stronger Canada than we inherited.