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Encyclopedia > William John McKeag

William John McKeag (March 17, 1928-) is a retired Manitoba politician and office-holder. He served as the province's Lieutenant-Governor between 1970 and 1976.


McKeag was born in Winnipeg, and was educated at the University of Manitoba. He served as General Manager of Security Storage Limited (a family business) from 1952 until his appointment in 1970. He also established the McKeag-Harris Reality and Development company in 1960.


In 1958, McKeag ran for the Manitoba legislature as a Liberal-Progressive candidate in the upscale Winnipeg riding of River Heights. This was the year in which Dufferin Roblin's Progressive Conservatives ended forty-three years of Liberal and Progressive rule, and McKeag was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate W.B. Scarth.


From 1966 to 1969, McKeag was a councillor in the town of Tuxedo, prior to its merger with Winnipeg. He was also Chairman of the Greater Winnipeg Election Committee from 1968 to 1970.


The office of Lt. Governor was largely ceremonial by 1970, and McKeag had almost no practical influence over the government of Edward Schreyer.


McKeag was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1996, and the Order of Manitoba in 2000.


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William John McKeag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
The Honourable William John McKeag, C.M., O.M. (born March 17, 1928) is a retired Manitoba politician and office-holder.
McKeag was born in Winnipeg, and was educated at the University of Manitoba.
From 1966 to 1969, McKeag was a councillor in the town of Tuxedo, prior to its merger with Winnipeg.
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