Bob

LAGASSÉ

Bob Lagasse was elected to his first term as the MLA for Dawson Trail on April 19, 2016. He is the eldest of four siblings and was raised in a bilingual Metis home in St. Adolphe. The small town values of family, faith, and hard work were instilled in him by his parents at a young age.

Bob met his wife Andrea while working at Winkler Bible Camp as counsellors. They have been married since 1997 and are the parents of 5 children. The Lagasse family are proud to make their home in Landmark, Manitoba.

Bob has worked in the social services sector since 1999 and currently runs a specialized foster home for a Child and Family Services agency. In addition to his work, Bob enjoys giving back to the community as a volunteer. He has been an active member of his Church and was the youngest-ever member of the St. Adolphe Volunteer Fire Department.

Bob is thankful for the opportunity to serve the riding of Dawson Trail as part of the Progressive Conservative government.

Our JOB

What does a Member of the Legislative Assembly do?

Most Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have three primary roles. They can take on or be assigned additional duties (called portfolios) such as being appointed to positions such as Ministers, Party Whip, House Leaders, or Legislative Assistants.

Legislators

Each MLA must understand the complex world of legislation. This includes understanding the purpose of existing laws in relation to other laws and trying to identify the reason the law was introduced in the first place. They must also plan new laws which fit into the existing system of rules and regulations to achieve the result they desire.

Area Representatives

Your MLA represents the area they were elected to represent. There are multiple ways of ensuring the area receives the attention it deserves, including voicing concerns on behalf of constituents, representing the general views and viewpoints of the area, or assisting residents with resolving issues or challenges when dealing with government departments or services.

Members of Caucus

As a member of a political party, the MLA will work collaboratively to develop strategies to form/pass legislation, support caucus events and initiatives, or contribute their experience to address problems.

What is the Provincial Government Responsible for?

Section 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act of 1867 outline the primary areas of responsibility for provincial governments. They include areas such as:

  •     Provincial Taxation and Finances
  •     Environment and Resource Development
  •     Energy
  •     Justice
  •     Healthcare
  •     Municipal Relations
  •     Businesses and Licensing
  •     Transportation
  •     Infrastructure
  •     Education
  •     Culture
  •     Tourism, Parks, and Recreation

Visiting the Legislative

COVID – 19: The Legislative Building is closed to visitors until further notice as of March 13, 2020.

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MPI (Manitoba Public Insurance)

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DAWSON Trail

In Manitoba, Dawson Road formed the original course of Manitoba Highway 12 from St. Boniface to Ste. Anne. The southern part of Highway 12’s current alignment forms Manitoba’s segment of MOM’s Way; Dawson Road is now part of Provincial Road 207 between the communities of Richer and Lorette. The abandoned road between Northwest Angle and Richer has mostly fallen into disrepair, except for segments that are now part of Provincial Roads 503 and 505, accessible via the Trans-Canada Highway from the north and Provincial Road 308 from the east. Much of Dawson Road in and around Winnipeg remains active and bears the original name but has been disconnected since the construction of the Red River Floodway and Lagimodiere Boulevard.

COVID 19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

Most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Less common symptoms are aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin or discolouration of fingers or toes.
Serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure and loss of speech or movement.

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

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Keep SAFE

We can all reduce our risk by focusing on the following fundamentals and adopting the following habits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
– Check yourself for symptoms every day
– Stay home when you are sick
– Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19
– Wash your hands or use alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently
– Cover your cough/sneeze
– Maintain social (physical) distancing

Stay TUNED

Dawson Trail
March 8, 2021

Lorette Christmas Parade

Lorette Christmas Parade with a fantastic group of volunteers. Thank you to the many volunteers who make this parade possible. #bobmla #dawsontrail

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