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Some facts about Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, who fended off leadership challenge

03/08/2015 04:27 EDT | Updated 05/08/2015 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - A look at Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, who won Sunday's NDP leadership contest:

Born: Feb. 16, 1951, in Regina.

Education: Bachelor's degree in social work, master's degree in public administration, PhD in social policy and administration.

Political experience: Winnipeg city councillor 1989-1992, member of the legislature 1999 to present. Finance minister 1999-2009.

Did you know: Selinger frequently rides his bicycle to work during the warm-weather months. It's a three-kilometre trip from his home in St. Boniface to the legislature.

For the record: "I will have been a successful premier if we have developed an economy that is a modern economy, that offers good quality jobs to a well-educated group of citizens." — Selinger, shortly after becoming premier in 2009.