Preston Manning tirelessly championed the cause of democratic and political reform throughout his impressive career as one of Canada’s great visionaries. His presentations provide a dynamic and substantive discussion of both current issues and an outlook for the future, all imbued with a surprising dose of humour that you might not expect from a politician. A reformer at heart, Manning is right at home challenging the status quo and conventional thinking.
Serving as a Member of the Canadian Parliament from 1993 to 2001, Mr. Manning founded two political parties—the Reform Party of Canada, and the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance—both of which became the official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2000; in 2007, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Currently, he is a member of the Privy Council and Founder of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. He is also a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.