Hon. Colin LaVie was first elected as the MLA for Souris-Elmira in the general election of 2011 and was re-elected in the general elections of 2015 and 2019.
During his time as an MLA Mr. LaVie has served as Opposition Critic for Fisheries and Agriculture and as Opposition Whip. He has sat as a member on many legislative committees including the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Agriculture and the Standing Committee on Communities, Lands and Environment.
A fourth-generation lobster fisherman, Mr. LaVie has fished out of Souris harbour for the last 25 years.
A lifelong resident of Souris and deeply involved in his community, he is the longtime Chief of the Souris Fire Department and is a volunteer fixture at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. Mr. LaVie has two children, Shawn and Natasha, and lives in Souris with his wife Shelley.
On June 13, 2019, Mr. LaVie was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly for the 66th General Assembly.