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Hon. Bernadette Smith, Point Douglas

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Hon. Bernadette Smith and for all that she does for the community of Point Douglas. We thank You for the passion you have given her for those who struggle with drug addiction and mental illness. Renew her strength as she continues to work hard to support her constituents. We pray protection over her and we ask that You will fill her with joy. Amen.

Bernadette Smith was first elected as the MLA for Point Douglas in 2017. She was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhood and understands the challenges of the families in her community because she has lived them. Smith has served as official opposition critic for mental health and community wellness, as well as caucus chair. As an MLA, she has passed legislation to ban poverty as grounds for the apprehension of children, create license plates for MMIWG2S awareness, create a Drug-Related Death Bereavement Day and recognize Spirit Bear Day in Manitoba to raise awareness about Jordan’s Principle. Smith is the co-founder of the Drag the Red Initiative and has been recognized for her work as an advocate fighting for justice for MMIWG2S families. She is a proud Indigenous mother and grandmother.