Preston Manning served as a Member of the Canadian Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He founded two new political parties – the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance – both of which became the official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament. Mr. Manning served as Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2000 and was also his party’s critic for Science and Technology. In 2007 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Mr. Manning has published two books, The New Canada (1992) and Think Big (2002). He has also served as a Senior Fellow of the Canada West Foundation, a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, and a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Calgary and at the University of Toronto.
Mr. Manning is President and CEO of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a national not-for-profit organization supporting research, training, and communications initiatives designed to achieve a more democratic society in Canada guided by conservative principles.