GORD MACKINTOSH is recognized as one of Canada’s most prolific provincial politicians and one of the longest sitting Attorneys General. Serving twenty-three years as an MLA and seventeen as a Minister, Mackintosh helped to drive nation-leading public safety initiatives and provincial reforms for family services and conservation. From his small-town upbringing by a mother weakened by TB, to lessons at North America’s toughest school, in a rock band, and in Winnipeg’s North End, Mackintosh became counsel to Elijah Harper for the Meech Lake Crisis and helped fight Saskatchewan’s Alameda dam before he was elected six times as a New Democrat to Manitoba’s Legislature. He now provides consulting services and teaches Canadian law in the political science department at the University of Winnipeg.