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Martin Mathew "Marty" Dolin (born June 15, 1939 in New York City, New York) is an American-born Canadian politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1985 to 1988, representing the north-end Winnipeg riding of Kildonan for the New Democratic Party of Manitoba.[1]

Dolin was educated at the City College of New York, the University of the Americas in Mexico, and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In the Canadian federal election of 1972, he ran as a New Democratic Party candidate in Halifax, finishing third against Progressive Conservative Party leader Robert Stanfield and Liberal Terry McGrath.[2] At the time, Dolin was employed as an executive director for family services.

He also ran for the New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia in the provincial election of 1974, finishing third against Liberal Premier Gerald Regan in the riding of Halifax Needham.[3]

Dolin moved to Manitoba, where his wife Mary Beth Dolin served as a cabinet minister in the government of Howard Pawley in the early 1980s. Following Mary Beth's death in 1985, he successfully ran to succeed her as the MLA for Kildonan, defeating Tory Bev Rayburn by over 1,000 votes.[4] He was re-elected over Rayburn by a greater margin in the provincial election of 1986, though he was not appointed to Pawley's cabinet.[1]

In the 1988 election, Dolin suffered a surprise third-place finish in a close three-way race against Tory John Baluta and Liberal Gulzar Singh Cheema, the winner. He has not sought a return to political life since then.

In 1994, he published a work entitled Education in a Multicultural Society.

After leaving politics, Dolin was a member of the Canadian Council for Refugees, the Interfaith Immigration Council[5] (he himself is Jewish), and the Social Planning Council for the City of Winnipeg. He retired in June 2011 as head of Welcome Place, Manitoba's largest refugee-settlement agency.[6] In 2012, he was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his public service for refugees.[7]


  1. ^ a b "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Halifax, Nova Scotia (1867 - )". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Electoral History for Halifax Needham" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (2 October 1985). "Marty Dolin wins late wife's seat in Manitoba". Leader-Post. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Jennifer Pagliaro and Jill Mahoney (23 December 2010). "Funding cuts threaten immigrant agencies". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Refugee advocate retires, keeps cause close". Winnipeg Free Press. May 21, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Thirty Winnipeggers to receive Queen's medal". Winnipeg Free Press. December 14, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2016.