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Honourable Gary Doer, Sea Cadets, Winnipeg
He was the president of Manitoba Government Employees Union for seven years before entering public life. He served in the Manitoba Legislature from 1986 to 2009 and held a number of Cabinet positions.
He was the Leader of the Official Opposition from 1988 to 1999 and Premier from 1999 to 2009.
He was appointed to his current position as the Canadian Ambassador to the United States in October 2009
Honourable James Downey,
263 Squadron, RCACS, Melita, MB
He was an auctioneer and farmer before entering politics in 1977.
He was an MLA for twenty-two years and held a number of senior Cabinet positions including Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Northern and Native Affairs, Minister of Energy and Mines and Deputy Premier.
He is currently a business consultant.
Captain (Retired) Brian Garagan, Halifax Rifles Cadet Corps, Halifax, NS
He enrolled in the RCAF and trained in telecommunications. He was selected for university training and commissioned as an Administration Officer.
After retiring from the Forces, he was employed with Canada Post as the Manager of Communications for Mid-western Canada. He is a Past President of the Better Business Bureau, Manitoba & Northwest Ontario.Garry Harland, Fort Garry Horse Cadet Corps, RCACC, Winnipeg, MB
He attended summer training in Camp Dundurn, Saskatchewan where he studied radio communication.
His first career was in the General Insurance Industry where he held several executive positions. More recently, he was the Treasurer for the Manitoba Baptist Association Inc until his retirement in 2013.
Gerry Korzeniowski, 60 RCSCS Swiftsure, Brandon, MB
He earned B.E.S., M.Arch., MAA, MRAIC degrees and is employed as an Architect.
Mayor Glen McKenzie, 519 Squadron, RCACS, Swan River, MB
He recently retired after teaching school for more than thirty years.
He is the mayor
of Swan River, Manitoba.
General (Retired) Walter Natynczyk, 220 Red River, RCACS, Winnipeg, MB
He enrolled in the Regular Officer Training Program and earned a Business Administration degree. He was commissioned into the Armoured Branch.
He held a number of operational and staff appointments in Canada and overseas as he progressed through the ranks. His last appointment was Chief of Defence Staff. He held that position until 2012. In 2013 the Prime Minister appointed him as President of the Canadian Space Agency. He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Veterans Afffairs in 2015.
Lieutentant Colonel (Retired) Ivan Poitras, Fort Garry Horse Cadet Corps, RCACC, Winnipeg, MB
He enrolled in the Army when he was 17 and was assigned to the artillery. After he had completed high school and two years university through part-time studies he was selected for a scholarship under the University Training Plan for Men. After graduation he was commissioned and assigned to the Logistics Branch.
He served in all parts of Canada but primarily in Quebec and the Prairie Provinces.His overseas service was with the Canadian Brigade in Europe when it was assigned to the British Army of the Rhine as well as a peacekeeper in the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
His second career was with Manitoba Family Services. At the time of his retirement, he was the Director of Emergency Social Services.
He is the Founding President of the Hubbell Awards Incorporated.
Doctor (Retired) James Popplow, 2659 Cadet Corps, (which is affiliated with the 56th Field Regiment) Brantford, ON
He enrolled in the RCAF as an Air Navigator. Later, he earned BSc, BEd and MD degrees from Queen's University and became an aviation medicine specialist.
He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1995 and accepted the civilian position of senior medical advisor in environmental health for the Manitoba Provincial Public Health Branch until 2006, when he became the acting aeromedical standards and clinical services flight surgeon for the new CF Aerospace Health Services Support Squadron at 1 Canadian Air Division in January 2007.
He was the Honorary Colonel of both 16 (Regina) and 17 (Winnipeg) Field Ambulance from 2006 to 2012.
He recently retired from his position with 1 Canadian Air Division and is a volunteer director with the Hubbell Awards.
Senator Murray Sinclair, 77 Daerwood, RCSCS, Selkirk, MB
Senator Sinclair attended law school at the University of Manitoba and practised primarily in the fields of Civil and Criminal Litigation as well as Aboriginal Law.
He was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in January 2001. He was Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge.
He was the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada which was organized by the parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The commission was part of an overall holistic and comprehensive response to the Indian residential school legacy. It was officially established on June 2, 2008, and was completed in June, 2015. The commission issued a document identifying 94 "Calls to Action" to "redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation".
He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in March 2016.
Other Former Cadets
- Ernie Boychuck - Associate Chief Justice of Saskatchewan
- The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada
- Marc Garneau - Member of Parliament and former Canadian Astronaut
- Chris Hadfield - former Canadian Astronaut
- The Honourable John McCallum - Member of Parliament, former Minister of National Defence and former Chief Economist with the Royal Bank of Canada
- Rick Mercer - Actor and comedian, who is well known for his roles in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and the spinoff special Talking To Americans which was the highest-rated comedy special in the history of CBC Television.
- The Honourable Brian Tobin - Former premier of Newfoundland & Labrador