Honourable James Carr
Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada
James Gordon Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He began his career as a musician, as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He moved on to journalism, working as an editorial writer and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press, as well as a reporter for CBC Radio.
Carr entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. He was also the deputy leader of his party. He later went on to become the founding CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba, where he worked alongside business leaders to address issues critical to Manitobans and Canadians.
Jim Carr has been an active volunteer with a number of local, provincial and national organizations. He was the founding co-chair of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, and is a former member of the boards of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Canada West Foundation and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba.
Carr’s community leadership has earned him numerous awards, including the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Order of Manitoba.