For Manitobans this year, voting was so nice, we did it twice – Manitoba provincial and federal elections were held within weeks of each other this past fall. In Flin Flon, located in the provincial riding of Flin Flon and the federal riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, very little changed – both incumbents, provincial MLA Tom Lindsey and federal MP Niki Ashton, were reelected in landslide victories.
In addition to both regional representatives winning back their seats, both ruling parties and leaders – the Progressive Conservatives and Brian Pallister in Manitoba, the Liberal Party of Canada and Justin Trudeau nationally – kept their spots, albeit with fewer seats than they had going in.
Northern Saskatchewan saw some change in the federal vote, with the riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River flipping blue, going from NDP candidate Georgina Jolibois to Conservative contestant Gary Vidal.
Snow Lake also held a byelection for a vacant seat on town council, electing political newcomer Kyle McLaughlin in a landslide over former Snow Lake mayor Kim Stephen.