Manitobans will be going to the polls this September and two candidates on Flin Flon’s ballots have been confirmed.
Premier Brian Pallister revealed during a press conference in Winnipeg June 19 that the date for the next provincial election will be September 10, 2019.
The two candidates that have been confirmed for the Flin Flon riding include incumbent NDP MLA Tom Lindsey and Progressive Conservative candidate Theresa Wride. Both parties confirmed their candidates in April.
Lindsey, Flin Flon’s sitting MLA, will run for his second term as Flin Flon’s MLA. Originally from southern Saskatchewan, Lindsey moved to Flin Flon in 1974, working for HBM&S and becoming heavily involved with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7106. Lindsey served as the local’s health and safety representative for decades before retiring in 2014.
A member of the Norway House Cree Nation, Wride works as a career counsellor and job coach with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) work prep centre in Creighton. Wride is also known for her work with Indigenous arts, including caribou tufting.
The Flin Flon riding has been represented by NDP candidates since 1969.
No Flin Flon candidate for the Manitoba Liberal Party has been confirmed.