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Brian Pallister was elected as the MLA for Fort Whyte in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He was previously elected as the MLA for Portage la Prairie in 1992 and 1995, and served as the minister of government services. In 2000, Pallister was elected as the member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar and served eight years including as chair of the Finance Committee. A graduate of Brandon University, he holds degrees in arts and education, and taught social studies at William Morton Collegiate in Gladstone before starting a financial services company in 1980 that grew into Pallister Financial. He and his wife Esther have two daughters.