Pallister walks the walk for northern Manitoba

Travels to northern Manitoba twice during campaign, showing commitment to true partnership

PC Leader Brian Pallister travels to The Pas and Kewatinook today, becoming the only party leader to visit northern Manitoba twice during this election campaign.

“Brian’s commitment to issues that matter to northern Manitobans is clear," said Doug Lauvstad, PC Candidate for The Pas. “After 17 years of being taken for granted, people in The Pas and other vibrant northern communities want a new government that listens."

Pallister's trip to northern Manitoba in the first week of the campaign included the announcement of the Progressive Conservative Party’s platform for northern jobs, tourism, and economic development - Yes! North. His return visit comes as momentum grows for the PCs across the province. People in the north are showing their support for the Better Plan for a Better Manitoba and its commitment to northern communities.

“Northern Manitoba is home to much of our untapped potential,” said Pallister. "Our party sees the opportunities of each distinct region of our province and we are committed to helping communities reach their rich potential after 17 years of NDP neglect."

Pallister will meet with local community, business, volunteer, and indigenous leaders in The Pas before traveling to Garden Hill First Nation in the Kewatinook constituency on Monday afternoon.

“As an indigenous woman, I am pleased by Brian Pallister’s demonstrated commitment to First Nations issues and concerns,” said Edna Nabness, PC Candidate for Kewatinook. “A new PC government will engage in a trusting and respectful relationship with our people and communities.”

By the end of this last full day of campaigning, Pallister will have traveled over 10,000 km. Neither Greg Selinger nor Rana Bokhari have attempted anywhere near this kind of effort and commitment to the whole province.

“Change and hope are what Manitobans want in Tuesday’s election” said Pallister. “It’s time to turn the page on 17 years of NDP neglect and start writing a new chapter, based on true Manitoba values: trust, caring, inclusion, common sense, and teamwork.”