Terry Duguid was born and raised in Winnipeg. His early years were often spent at the curling rink with his four brothers, his mother Georgina, and his father, world champion curler Don Duguid. He grew up embracing Winnipeg’s diversity, meeting people from many cultures through his grandmother, a supervisor in a garment factory. His passion for the environment was ignited by his uncle John, a Manitoba Conservation Officer.
Today, Terry is widely recognized for his life-long commitment to community building and environmental protection, having served in leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. He holds an Honours B.Sc. in Biology from Carleton University and a Master of Environmental Design (Environmental Science) from the University of Calgary.
Terry was elected as the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019. He is proud to serve this diverse riding, comprising people from over 100 countries of origin, and including significant Franco-Manitoban, Métis and First Nations communities. It is the most rapidly-growing electoral district in Manitoba and is home to the University of Manitoba.
In the 2015-2019 Parliament Terry served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality. He was also special advisor to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. Currently he holds two Parliamentary Secretary positions - to the Minister for Economic Development and to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. In the latter role, he is leading the government’s efforts to advance freshwater protection and management in Canada.
Prior to his election as a Member of Parliament, Terry gained extensive experience in government, business and community service. Highlights include:
• Founding President and CEO of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (2004-2009), a not-for-profit organization that worked closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada to fight infectious diseases in Canada and around the world.
• Chair of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (2000-2004), leading environmental reviews related to water protection and management. His recommendations led to strong measures to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg and enhance flood protection through the expansion of the Red River Floodway.
• Executive Director for the Manitoba Climate Change Task Force (2001) that set out the province’s first action plan to address climate change and grow Manitoba’s clean energy economy.
• President and CEO of Gateway North International (1995-1997), responsible for marketing and promoting trade through the Port of Churchill, Manitoba.
• Winnipeg City Councillor (1989-1995), negotiating the city’s first infrastructure program with the federal and provincial governments, introducing the city’s first blue box recycling program, and leading major improvements to transit, water treatment and waste management.
Terry has always been dedicated to social progress and community service. He has volunteered on numerous boards and committees including the Concordia Hospital Foundation and St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre Board. He was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service in 2002 and received a GreenPAC Endorsement for Environmental Leadership during the 2015 and 2019 Federal Elections.
Terry and his wife Linda are devoted to their two daughters and grandson.