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Liberals to decide Winnipeg South Centre candidate tonight

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From left, Jim Carr, Karen Taraska-Alcock and Maurice Alexander.

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From left, Jim Carr, Karen Taraska-Alcock and Maurice Alexander.

The Liberal candidate for Winnipeg South Centre in the next federal election is expected to be decided tonight.

The nomination meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Caboto Centre 1055 Wilkes Avenue.

In the running former Manitoba Business Council head Jim Carr  and Karen Taraska-Alcock, the widow of former Liberal MP Reg Alcock.

The third candidate is Maurice Alexander, a policy consultant in the department of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.

Voting takes place all day with speeches from each candidate to begin at 6:30 p.m. The cut-off time for voting is 8:30 p.m.

The next federal election is scheduled for Oct. 19, 2015, but could be called earlier.

Conservative MP Joyce Bateman represents the riding.

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