Greg McFarlane is a graduate of Garden City Collegiate and a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. Since leaving the military, he has become a Red Seal Electrician and a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2085.
Greg has served as a shop steward, supervisor, and as an executive board member with IBEW Local 2085. He also received an Award of Distinction from the Province of Manitoba as Journeyperson of the Year.
Greg has done extensive work with the Canadian Labour Congress and the Manitoba Federation of Labour. He was elected to the Winnipeg Labour Council Executive in 2009 and elected vice-president in 2011, a position Greg held for almost three terms.
Greg had the honour of attending the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference, where he collaborated with others on solutions to building a better Canada.
Greg is a loving husband and father of two and an active member of his community. He contributes his skills and experience as an electrician to Habitat for Humanity, coaches community basketball and advocates for working families like his. In 2014, Greg was elected as a school board trustee for the Seven Oaks School Division. He was recently re-elected as trustee and now serves as the vice-chair of the board.
Greg is deeply concerned about the state of our health care. After seeing how Brian Pallister's reckless cuts were effecting working families in north Winnipeg, he formed the Save Seven Oaks ER ICU Coalition. Greg has brought community and interest groups together and rally to save this vital hospital. He will continue to use his experience, passion, and hardworking attitude to stand up for working families.