Larry Maguire was first elected as the Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Brandon-Souris on November 25, 2013. He was re-elected by over half of all votes cast on October 19, 2015 and on October 21, 2019 he was re-elected once again with over 63% of the vote.
Larry was born in Souris, Manitoba. Raised by Merle and Fern Maguire, he grew up on the farm and learned the value of hard work.
When something needed to be fixed he rolled up his sleeves and fixed it. When something needed to get done he didn’t talk about it, he just got it done.
It’s not rocket science; it’s just a can-do attitude that was instilled in Larry at a young age.
It’s those same values and principles that he now applies in representing you in the House of Commons.
Larry has always called Westman home. He went to high school in Elgin and Hartney before graduating with a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. He farmed at Elgin until 2002, has lived in Virden, and now makes Brandon his home.
Larry has two wonderful children and seven grandchildren.
Always involved in community activities, Larry expanded these efforts to many organizations.
Larry has been:
- President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers from 1995-1999,
- Twice elected to the Canadian Wheat Board Advisory Committee (1987-94),
- Served two terms on Winnipeg Commodity Exchange as Manitoba’s Public Governor,
- Executive Member of the Canada Grains Council,
- Member of the Keystone Agriculture Producers, while actively helping with many other associations.
The University Of Manitoba Faculty Of Agriculture recognized Larry with a “Certificate of Merit” for outstanding contributions to the agricultural industry and the public at large.
Called to Serve
First elected as a Progressive Conservative member in 1999, voters returned Larry to the Manitoba Legislature in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
While an MLA, Larry served as the critic for Conservation and Water Stewardship; with previous responsibilities for Climate Change; Green Initiatives; Infrastructure and Transportation, Inland Port, Finance, Environment, Intergovernmental Affairs (Rural) and as Deputy Leader in 2006.
Larry Maguire Your Member of Parliament in Brandon –Souris
Following the resignation of the former MP for Brandon-Souris, in a by-election on November 25, 2013 the voters of Brandon-Souris chose Larry as their new Member of Parliament.
The job of an MP is often described as being the voice of their constituents in Ottawa. Larry believes that is an important part of the job, but just as important is the role an elected official can play right in their own constituency.
Larry strongly believes that we must do everything that we can to pass down a stronger Canada than we inherited.
He has voted to approve funding to fix Westman’s aging infrastructure. He was proud to be part of a Conservative Government that tripled infrastructure funding for Manitoba and increased the health transfers by 57% during its term in office.
In September 2018, Larry was appointed as Deputy Shadow Cabinet Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for the Conservative Caucus and then in October 2019, he was chosen to be the Chair of Manitoba’s Conservative caucus.
Throughout his tenure in the House of Commons, he has always stood up for balanced budgets and the importance of spending within our means. He has been tapped to sit on important Standing Committees, such as Agriculture, Human Resources, and Public Safety. He has provided a leadership role on Assiniboine River Basin issues and the necessity to continue to open new markets for Westman farmers and livestock producers.
Larry is focused on working with provincial, municipal, business and community leaders to continue building on the economic growth our region is experiencing, to find ways to make sure fewer of our friends and neighbours are left behind, and to do all we can to make sure we retain our young people and attract new workers and their families from right across our country and around the world.