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The Honorable Peter Bjornson- Manitoba Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade

Peter is a lifelong resident of Gimli, Manitoba. Elected in the June 2003 General Election, Peter was appointed Minister of Education, Citizenship and Youth by Premier Gary Doer on November 4th, 2003. He served as Education Minister until November 3rd, 2009, when Premier Greg Selinger appointed him Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade.

Manitoba Quick Facts:

Total Population: 1,222,000

Capital City: Winnipeg (population 732,600)

Total Exports 2009: $10.6 Billion
US Exports 2009: $7.2 Billion

Major Products Exported from Manitoba: Agricultural products, metals and minerals, processed foods, vehicles and transport equipment, machinery, electrical energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, paper products

Major Products Imported in Manitoba:  Machinery and parts, vehicles and transport equipment, chemical products, electrical and electronic equipment, printed products, mineral products, textiles, furniture, paper products

Agricultural Commodities: Canola, wheat, hogs, cattle, dairy products, oats, poultry, barley, flaxseed, eggs


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