Hon. Daryl Reid
Daryl Reid is a third-generation resident of Transcona. An NDP activist for
over twenty years, Daryl has inherited his political beliefs and principles
from his parents and grandparents, who served in the CCF/NDP movement in
As an employee of CN Rail, Daryl began his career at the Transcona shops in
1969. He served as a shop steward and executive board member for the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and as a member of
the Shop Safety Committee. Daryl was also the National President of his
railway employee association, from 1986 to 1990.
Daryl has participated in community sports as both a coach and player,
including hockey and curling, serving as hockey coach for Oxford Heights
Community Club, Park City West Community Club and as coach for the Transcona
Daryl is married to Sheila Grierson and together they raised three children.
They are members of the Transcona Memorial United Church.
Daryl believes that it is most important to have effective and consistent
representation for the working people of Transcona. As the re-elected MLA
for the Transcona Constituency, he will continue to work for a clean
environment, accessible health care, equal education opportunities, fair
taxes and jobs for all Manitobans.
Daryl was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in the 1990
Provincial general election and was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and
2011. Prior to joining the government benches in 1999, his NDP Critic
responsibilities had included Labour, Workplace Safety and Health, Highways
and Transportation and Workers Compensation.
In 2000, Daryl served as the chairperson for the Manitoba Government's
Graduated Driver Licencing Task Force. Daryl served as the chairperson of
the Manitoba Government's 2020 Manitoba Transportation Task Force and also
served 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Public Insurance
On October 20, 2011, Daryl was elected by the Members of the Manitoba
Legislative Assembly to become the Speaker.