PC Leader Travels More Than 7,000 Kilometres, Marking One of the Most Ambitious Outreach Campaigns in Manitoba’s History
Manitoba PC Leader Brian Pallister is the only political party leader to have visited every constituency in the province in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election, signaling his continued commitment to listening to Manitobans.
“We are the only party that has placed a priority on meeting with Manitobans from across the province during this campaign and hearing what’s important to them,” said Pallister. “What we have heard, loud and clear, is an enthusiasm for our vision to keep moving Manitoba forward with lower taxes, a stronger economy and an improved health-care system.”
The PC Party Leader completed visits of all 57 ridings on Saturday, the 26th day of the campaign, with stops in Virden, Melita, Deloraine, Boissevain, Killarney, Morden, Winkler and Altona. By the time the campaign concludes on Tuesday, Pallister will have travelled more than 7,000 kilometres – including multiple visits to northern Manitoba.
Pallister’s ambitious tour is part of an aggressive outreach campaign by the Progressive Conservatives. Nearly 50,000 Manitobans participated in six electronic town halls held by the party over the past month, with candidates interacting with voters and answering questions on a variety of issues – including our $2020 Tax Rollback, which includes the phasing out of the education property taxes.
Candidates have also fielded questions on, amongst other issues, our Climate and Green Plan, the $2-billion Health Care Funding Guarantee and our Manitoba Job Works commitment.
Pallister hosted two of the town halls. Other PC candidates who have participated include Heather Stefanson (Tuxedo), Cameron Friesen (Morden-Winkler), Kelvin Goertzen (Steinbach), Scott Fielding (Kirkfield Park), Wayne Ewasko (Lac du Bonnet) and Nancy Cooke (Fort Garry).
The PC team has also held more than 40 media events in the past 26 days and issued 43 news releases, sharing our exciting plans to continue the progress we’ve made since 2016 in transforming Manitoba into Canada’s most improved province.