Steven Fletcher - Short Bio

“I Grew up in a family that taught me at a young age that education is the best investment that an individual can make for themselves, and that education is the best investment society can make in an individual. So that became my immediate goal – education.”

  

Hon. Steven Fletcher, PC, P.Eng, MBA, C.Mgr., ICD.D

EXPERIENCE
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly, Assiniboia: April 2016 – Present
  • Member of Parliament, Charleswood St. James-Assiniboia & Headingley: June 2004-October 2015
  • Minister of State (Transport): May 2011 – July 2013
  • Minister of State (Democratic Reform): October 2008 – May 2011
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health: January 2006 – October 2008
  • Senior Health Critic for Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition: June 2004 – January 2006
  • President, University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU): May 1999 – May 2001
  • Engineer-in-Training, Rea Gold Bissett, Manitoba: 1995 – 1996
  • Engineer-in-Training, Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) Pinawa, Manitoba: 1995
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
  • University of Toronto, Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D): 2017 - 2018
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Manitoba, Professional Engineer (PE): 2013
  • Harvard University, Business & Leadership Program: 2012
  • University of Manitoba, Masters of Business Administration (MBA): 1998 – 2001
  • Canadian Institute of Management, Charte Manager (E CIM), Professional Manager (P. MGR): 2002
  • University of Manitoba, Geological Engineer (P.Eng): 1990 – 1995
  • Shaftesbury High School, Manitoba High School Diploma: 1986 - 1990
HONOURS & AWARDS
  • Her majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal: 2012
  • Christopher Reeve Award, Canadian Paraplegic Association: 2010
  • President’s Award, Canadian Society of Psychosocial Oncology: 2010
  • Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada: 2008
  • King Clancy Award, Canadian Paraplegic Association: 2007
  • Inaugural Award for National Cancer Awareness Leadership, National Cancer Leadership Forum: 2007
  • President’s Award, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology: 2006
  • Courage and Leadership Award, Canadian Cancer Society: 2006
  • National Award, Council of Canadians with Disabilities: 2006
  • Terry Fox Hall of Fame, Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons: 2006
  • Recognition of Achievement in Business and Community, Shaftesbury High School: 2005
  • Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Medal: 2002
  • Service Award, Manitoba Naturalists Society: 1995
VOLUNTEER
  • President, Manitoba Recreational Canoe Association: March 1995 – March 1997
  • Head of young Naturalist’s Board Member, Honorary president, Manitoba Naturalist’s Society: September 1991 – January 1996
  • Member at Large, University of Manitoba Engineering Society: September 1990 – April 1995
PUBLICATIONS
  • Mining industry in Manitoba is near collapse, The Northern Miner: October 22, 2018
  • Dying with dignity is the biggest shift in morality in a generation, The Economist: August 20,2018
  • Want to build a pipeline? Consider the Manitoba coast, iPolitics: July 6,2018
  • Don’t create a national park on Thompson Nickel Belt ex-tension, The Northern Miner: November 27.2017
  • Look west, Hydro: Western provinces natural market for Manitoba power, Winnipeg Free Press: November 24,2015
  • Doctor Assisted Dying – Personal View, The Economist: June 24.2015
  • Master of My Fate, Linda McIntosh & Steven Fletcher ISBN 189615083: 2015
  • Keeper of my own soul, Winnipeg Free Press: October 28, 2014
  • Steven Fletcher on assisted death: “Who decides? God? Or us?”, iPolitics: October 14, 2014
  • Why are MPs scared to talk about doctor-assisted death?, iPolitics: September 24,2014
  • Time to Open Canada’s Airspace to the World, ipolitics: March 6, 2014
  • NW Ontario market prime for Manitoba power, Winnipeg Free Press: September 9, 2013
  • What Do You Do If You Don’t Die? The Steven Fletcher Story, Linda McIntosh & Steven Fletcher ISBN 1896150500: 2008