Doug Eyolfson was elected as the Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia–Headingley in 2015, and has been working hard for our community ever since.
He is a successful Emergency Room doctor who has dedicated his life to ensuring the well-being of others. Since 2015, Doug has been working to improve the health of his community and has been a strong voice for our community, in Parliament.
A leader in the medical community, Doug served as the medical director of Manitoba’s land ambulance program and was an assistant professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He also served with Manitoba Air Ambulance, providing emergency care in remote areas. Doug’s research into hypothermia – for which CBC interviewed him while in an ice water bath – was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, which publishes original research that furthers our understanding of how the healthy human body functions under a variety of environmental and demanding conditions.
Dubbed the “Transit Angel” by local media, Doug is credited with saving the life of a Winnipeg transit rider in 2013. He used his well-honed knowledge of CPR to revive a passenger in cardiac arrest.
Since first being elected Doug was appointed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health and the Veterans Affairs Committee where he has been a strong voice for improving the health of Canadians.