St. Boniface byelection

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robbie_dee
St. Boniface byelection

Winnipeg Free Press: St. Boniface byelection set for July 17

 

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A byelection will be held July 17 in the provincial constituency of St. Boniface to fill the vacancy left by former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger's resignation earlier this year.

Premier Brian Pallister called the byelection Tuesday, ending months of speculation as to its timing.

The byelection presents an opportunity for the Liberals to achieve party status in the Manitoba legislature — four seats — and the extra funding and perks it brings.

Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, who does not hold a seat, will represent his party in the contest.

Blandine Tona, a community activist, is trying to retain the constituency for the NDP; Mamadou Ka, who sought the seat for the Progressive Conservatives in the 2016, will represent the Tories once again; Françoise Therrien Vrignon will be the Green party candidate.

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robbie_dee

Most notable about this byelection, perhaps, is that if Liberal leader Dougald Lamont wins the Manitoba Liberal Party will become the only provincial Liberal party with official status in its provincial legislature between the Rocky Mountains and the Ontario/Quebec border.

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And it will be amusing to hear people who voted for Lamont try to argue that the fact that he was the only white man in the race had NOTHING to do with their support for him.  Yeah, that was JUST a coincidence.  Right.

bekayne

Ken Burch wrote:

And it will be amusing to hear people who voted for Lamont try to argue that the fact that he was the only white man in the race had NOTHING to do with their support for him.  Yeah, that was JUST a coincidence.  Right.

Mamadou Ka's vote went from 2,211 to 834. The voters suddenly noticed she wasn't white?