Jack Murta

Jack Burnett Murta, PC (born May 13, 1943) is a former Canadian politician.

Jack Burnett Murta

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lisgar
In office
Preceded byGeorge Muir
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1987
Personal details
Born (1943-05-13) May 13, 1943
Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
CabinetMinister of State (Multiculturalism) (1984-1985)
Minister of State (Tourism) (1985-1986)
PortfolioParliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (1979)

Born in Carman, Manitoba, the son of John James Murta and Jean (Burnett) Murta, he graduated from the Diploma course in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba in 1964.

In 1970, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Progressive Conservative in a by-election for the riding of Lisgar following the death of the previous incumbent, George Muir. He was re-elected in 1972, 1974, 1979, 1980, and 1984.

He was Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board in the short lived government of Joe Clark in 1979. In the Brian Mulroney government he was Minister of State (Multiculturalism) from 1984 to 1985 and Minister of State (Tourism) from 1985 to 1986.


  • "Jack Burnett Murta". University of Manitoba. Archived from the original on March 9, 2005. Retrieved March 20, 2005.
  • Jack Murta – Parliament of Canada biography

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