Manitoba is honouring the memory of the province’s longest-serving Premier, by naming a highway for him.
The 195-kilometre stretch of Highway 10, running north, from the International Peace Garden, to Riding Mountain National Park, will now officially be known as the John Bracken Highway.
Bracken, who served as the Tory M.L.A. for The Pas, served as Manitoba’s Premier from 1922 until 1943, when he left provincial politics, and became leader of the federal Conservative Party, a post in which he served, until 1948.
The sign was unveiled at a ceremony today (MON), attended by members of Bracken’s family.