Former Manitoba lieutenant-governor and former Liberal Member of Parliament John Harvard has died.

Premier Greg Selinger shared his condolences over Twitter on Saturday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also tweeted his condolences to Harvard's family, acknowledging how Harvard served Manitoba.

Harvard worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, including at CBC.

He was elected as a Liberal MP in Winnipeg's St. James riding in 1988, and served as lieutenant-governor of Manitoba between 2004 and 2009.

Harvard was 77 at the time of his death.