Hon. RalphEichler

MLA for Lakeside
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Ralph was first elected to Manitoba's Legislative Assembly in 2003 as the representative of Lakeside. Upon forming government in 2016, Ralph served as the Minister of Agriculture until October of 2019 and then appointed as the Minister of Economic Development and Training for the Province of Manitoba.

Prior to forming government, Ralph was a former purebred cattle producer, the former owner/operator of Prairie Farm and Ranch Supply and currently owns Ray's Auction Service. Aside from agriculture, Ralph has had many careers in business, finance and education, including serving as administrator in the Interlake School Division. Ralph has been an active volunteer in his community, having served in various roles with many organizations including the Teulon and Area Lions Club, the Stonewall Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52, the Teulon Riding Club, the Interlake Community Foundation Board and the Teulon Golf and Country club. In 2012, Ralph was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for making outstanding and exemplary contributions to his community.

Ralph is goal-oriented and once has has a well-thought out plan he pursues it with gusto. His vision as Minister is to grow the economy by building strong working relationships with stakeholders in business, post-secondary education and newcomer communities.

Since assuming the role of Minister, one of Ralph's central mandates is to develop and implement sustainable growth strategies to create an estimated 40,000 new jobs in four years and ensure we have a skilled and talented workforce to fill these positions. This will be accomplished through partnerships between industry, employers, post-secondary institutions and training providers, as well as a strategic approach to immigration and international education.

Since 2016, Manitoba has experienced over one and a half billion dollars of expanded value added private investment. As the Minister of Economic Development and Training, Ralph will lead a Team Manitoba approach to build on this progress and attract private sector investment, enhance tourism, boost trade, enable relationships and champion economic development opportunities to grow the economy and move Manitoba forward.

Ralph and his wife, Gail, have two sons, a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren.
Grand Opening Quarry Arts Centre 2011
First Nations Meeting
I Love to Read Month 2019 at Stony Mtn. Elementary School
Take Your MLA to Work Day, October 2018 with Brett Soroka
Ralph Eichler Charity Golf Tournament 2018 cheque presentation to Interlake Community Foundation & So. West Dist. Palliative Care
Roquette Ground Breaking Ceremony near Portage la Prairie 2017
Agritechnica Conference 2017 Hanover, Germany
Lakeside Town Hall Meeting Oct 2, 2017 @ Ag Society/Red Barn
Stony Mtn New Daycare Centre ground breaking 2017
Stony Mtn new daycare centre ground breaking event Oct 13,2017
AG Days 2017-Brandon
Manitoba Outstanding Young Farmers Event 2017
MB Outstanding Young Farmers Event-March 2017
Faith Academy-I Love to Read Month
13th Annual Ralph Eichler Charity Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation
Interlake Salvage 25th Anniversary Celebration
Interlake Salvage 25th Anniversary
33rd Annual Quarry Days Parade-Stonewall
33rd Annual Quarry Days Parade
Volunteer Firefighter’s License Plate 2012
November 15, 2016 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, visited the Composites Innovation Centre on November 15, 2016 in Winnipeg.
Teulon Elementary School at Legislative Building
ATV Ride for Dad