Will carry PC Banner in new constituency: Pallister
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Rochelle Squires as the nominated candidate for the next provincial election after securing the party’s nomination in the newly formed constituency of Riel.
“Rochelle has been a tremendous representative for her constituents in Riel,” said PC Party Leader Brian Pallister. “Her record of public service makes her the best choice to represent the new constituency of Riel. 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.”
Rochelle Squires has been the Progressive Conservative MLA for Riel since 2016. In addition to her role as an MLA, she currently serves as Minister of Sustainable Development, and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs and Status of Women. Previously, she served as Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage. Prior to her election as an MLA, Rochelle worked in the field of communications and journalism as a reporter and writer. Rochelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a Journalism Diploma from Red River College. She is an active member of the community and helps raise funds each year for the MS Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.