Will carry PC Banner in new constituency: Pallister
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Cathy Cox as its first nominated candidate for the next provincial election after securing the party’s nomination in the new constituency of Kildonan-River East.
“Cathy has been a tremendous representative for her constituents in River East,” said PC Party Leader Brian Pallister. “Her record of public service makes her the best choice to represent the new constituency of Kildonan-River East. I look forward to working with her as we build a winning team that will continue to earn the trust of Manitobans in the next provincial election.”
Cathy Cox has been the Progressive Conservative MLA for River East since 2016. In addition to her role as an MLA, she currently serves as Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, and previously served as Minister of Sustainable Development. Prior to her election as an MLA, Cathy was engaged in the River East constituency for many years as a community activist. Cathy has been an active volunteer in northeast Winnipeg and is a past board member of the Sun Valley School Parent Association. She was the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded by the Governor-General of Canada for her outstanding and exemplary contributions to her community.
In preparation for the next provincial election, the PC Party of Manitoba has begun the process of nominating candidates across the province. The December 2018 report of the independent Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission made significant changes to the existing electoral boundaries. As a result, founding meetings for new or redrawn constituencies may be required prior to or in conjunction with the nomination meetings. We look forward to building a winning team that reflects the values of Manitobans and our vision for a stronger, more prosperous Manitoba. Additional founding and nomination meetings will be held in the coming weeks.