Thursday, May 6, 2010

Winnipeg North could be a contest for the Liberals

With MLA Kevin Lamoureux already in the race for the federal Liberal nomination, he could soon be joined by Winnipeg city councillor Mike Pagtakhan who says "People have been asking me to consider it. I’m giving it some further thought. At this point, it’s possible...I’m sort of in self-evaluation mode right now." Mike is the nephew of Rey Pagtakhan, who was the Liberal MP for the area from 1988-2004, when seat redistribution put him up against Judy Wasylycia-Leis, who he had originally defeated in 1993 but was elected in a next door riding in 1997. The new riding was more NDP heavy which lead to his defeat.

The article also confirms that Kevin Chief will go after the NDP nomination.

1 comment:

Volkov said...

Excellent. I'm glad there will be a nomination contest, means democracy is will and alive for the party in Manitoba.

That being said, I think Lamoureaux has a better chance of winning than Pagtakhan.