I was born and raised in rural Manitoba. I grew up in the country in an area that was neither Shellmouth, Inglis nor Russell and yet, in a way, was part of all of them. I left here in ’72 to pursue a career in law enforcement with the Winnipeg Police. After I retired from the police service my wife and I moved back to the place that I have always considered home.
A career in law enforcement involves intervening in situations where the activities of scofflaws negatively affect the peaceful pursuits of law abiding citizens. Old habits die hard. I find it difficult to sit back and watch when I see someone breaking the law. I value an orderly, respectful society. I think we all have a responsibility to be engaged to ensure that the chaos that we see elsewhere does not overtake our existence.