Government of Manitoba Shuffles Cabinet

January 18, 2022 | Category: Government Updates

Winnipeg, MB—Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson shuffled her cabinet today, welcoming three new Ministers. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk (MLA for Turtle Mountain) has been appointed Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure, replacing interim Minister Reg Helwer.

“Manitobans want and expect a government that acts with integrity and compassion and that puts their needs first. I am confident this team will focus on the priorities of Manitobans as we continue to fight back against COVID-19 and work together to build a healthier, stronger and more prosperous province for all,” said Stefanson.

WESTAC congratulates Minister Piwniuk and looks forward to continuing to work with him and the Government of Manitoba on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network


Hon. Doyle Piwniuk Biography

Doyle Piwniuk was first elected as an MLA for Arthur-Virden in a 2014 by-election — and was re-elected in 2016. Since his third re-election in September 2019, he has represented Turtle Mountain, a new riding created due to boundary changes.

In addition to his duties as an MLA, Minister Piwniuk serves as the Deputy Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

He graduated from Red River College and worked as a pension fund accountant before moving to Virden to become a business partner at a local insurance firm. He has acquired several professional designations during his career, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Elder Planning Counselor (EPC), and the Insurance Institute of Canada Branch Manager designation.



The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.