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Thompson MLA brings business and resource industry experience to Hydro Board
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Thompson MLA Kelly Bindle has been appointed to serve as a member of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board, which oversees the business and affairs of Manitoba Hydro in accordance with its mandate and purposes.
A long-time resident of Thompson, Bindle is a civil/structural engineer and small business owner. From 1989 to 2003, he worked in the mining and central engineering departments at Inco Limited in Thompson. In 2003, he moved to Inco’s mine site in Sulawesi, Indonesia, to manage various mining projects including the planning and procurement of crushing equipment for a dam construction project. In 2007, he returned to Canada and started his own engineering consulting firm in Thompson.
Bindle entered provincial politics in 2016 when he was elected as the MLA for Thompson. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade. Bindle has also been a member of a number of committees including the Venture Capital Committee, the Fiscal Review Committee of Cabinet, the Look North Strategy and the Hudson Bay Regional Roundtable. Bindle is also a sitting member of the Manitoba Public Accounts and Midwest-Canada Relations committees.
Bindle’s experience as an engineer and small business owner, as well as his perspective as a resident of northern Manitoba, will be valuable assets to the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board as it carries out its mandate to ensure a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable energy supply for Manitoba, while keeping rates low for Manitobans.