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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

January 25, 2019

PROVINCE MAKES APPOINTMENT TO WINNIPEG POLICE BOARD



Manitoba Justice advises it is appointing Damon Johnston as a provincial representative on the City of Winnipeg police board.

Johnston is currently the president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg.  Previously, he has worked as a community resource co-ordinator for the City of Winnipeg, assistant executive director of the Winnipeg Indian and Métis Friendship Centre, and a correctional and probation officer with Ontario’s Ministry of Corrections.  He has also served in the Royal Canadian Navy.  Johnston has been a board member of several organizations including Green Manitoba, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Manitoba appoints two members to Winnipeg’s police board, with the remaining members appointed by the city.  Its role is to provide civilian governance and oversight of the Winnipeg Police Service.

These appointments are part of the Manitoba government’s effort to continue to refresh the agencies, boards, and commissions of the province, ensuring that Manitobans continue to be represented in these important positions by highly qualified and enthusiastic individuals.

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