Terry Duguid is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015. He currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Status of Women.
Duguid was born and raised in Winnipeg, and his early years were spent at the curling rink alongside his four brothers and his father, world champion curler Don Duguid. After completing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, he served as the Executive Director of the Liberal Party in Manitoba during the late 1980s, and was elected to Winnipeg City Council in 1989.
Duguid is a community leader who is proud to be involved with a number of local cultural organizations, and is a strong advocate on environmental and public health issues. He has served as president of Sustainable Developments International. He has also served as a board member for Concordia Hospital. As Winnipeg’s Chair of Works and Operations, he negotiated the city’s portion of the first Canada Infrastructure Program.
Duguid pioneered Winnipeg’s blue box recycling and water conservation programs, and served for four years as Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commissioner. He is also a Director at the University of Winnipeg’s Richardson College for the Environment.
Over the past decade, he has made major contributions in the infectious diseases sector, helping to position Winnipeg as a global powerhouse in this area. As founding President and CEO of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit organization established to support and enhance the mandate of the Public Health Agency of Canada, his work has strengthened collaboration among health researchers, supported scientific innovation and brought jobs to Winnipeg.
He and his wife Linda have two daughters and live in Winnipeg South.