Edna Nabess nominated to run against NDP leader Wab Kinew
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Edna Nabess as a candidate in the next provincial election after securing the party’s nomination in the newly re-drawn constituency of Fort Rouge.
“Edna has a strong background in small business, entrepreneurship, and she has been a longtime advocate for women and families,” said PC Party Leader Brian Pallister. “Her record of community service makes her the best choice to represent the residents of Fort Rouge. I look forward to working with her as we build a winning team that reflects the values of Manitobans and our vision for a stronger, more prosperous province.”
Edna is the founder and principal designer of Cree-Ations and an artisan known for her one-of-a-kind designs. In addition, she has extensive board experience, currently serving with the Winnipeg Police Board, Efficiency Manitoba, Manitoba Public Insurance, and Manitoba 150 Celebration Committee, to name a few. Edna has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Aboriginal Business Service Network Award in 2009, and the BMO Expansion and Growth in Small Business Award in 2017.
Though she has enjoyed a successful career and extensive community involvement, above all, Edna is most proud of her five children and 12 grandchildren. For many years, Edna also provided care to other children as a foster parent.
“I have always advocated to support women and their families, and I want to continue to make a difference in our community, especially for those who are experiencing similar circumstances that I faced while raising my children on my own,” Edna said. “I want to be part of a team that will help build a better Manitoba for the next generation.”
The PC Party is committed to making life more affordable for Manitobans. If re-elected, a PC government would lower taxes on home insurance and personal care services such as haircuts.
“We are standing up for Manitoba families by putting a stop to years of the NDP’s reckless tax hikes,” Pallister said. “Wab Kinew wants to slap extra taxes on Manitobans, like hiking the carbon tax about 60 cents a litre of gas, which is a risk we simply can’t afford.”
Edna’s nomination brings the total of nominated PC candidates to 49.
The PC Party of Manitoba will finalize its nomination process in the coming weeks.
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 some cases, in conjunction with nomination meetings.