Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

NDPer bidding to bring riding back to fold

  • Print

OTTAWA -- It could be another father-daughter political affair for the NDP in Manitoba.

Rebecca Blaikie, a community organizer in the North End of Winnipeg and the daughter of provincial cabinet minister Bill Blaikie, will announce today she plans to run for the federal NDP in Winnipeg North.

"I ran once before, but this time I'm running to win," said Blaikie.

In 2004 she put her name on the ballot against prime minister Paul Martin in the Quebec riding of LaSalle-Émard.

Blaikie has filed her nomination papers with the party and has the blessing of Kevin Chief, the candidate who lost the byelection in Winnipeg North to Liberal Kevin Lamoureux last fall.

Blaikie was the director of the NDP's Quebec wing and returned to Manitoba in 2008 to work as an aide to provincial cabinet ministers. She is currently the co-director of the Community Education Development Association.

Bill Blaikie was the NDP MP for Elmwood-Transcona from 1979 until 2008. He was elected to the provincial legislature in 2009 and was appointed to cabinet a few months later.

Rebecca Blaikie says she knows Lamoureux will be a formidable opponent. He wrestled Winnipeg North from the NDP after it had been in the hands of Judy Wasylycia-Leis for nearly 13 years.

Lamoureux won by just over 800 votes last November, but fewer than one-third of registered voters went to the polls.

A federal election could occur as early as this spring and has to happen no later than October 2012.

Chief is widely expected to throw his hat into the provincial ring in the riding of Point Douglas.

Longtime Point Douglas NDP MLA and legislature Speaker George Hickes announced last week he will not seek re-election in the provincial campaign next fall.

mia.rabson@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 14, 2011 B1

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Jet goalie Michael Hutchinson

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • KEN GIGLIOTTI  WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / July 23 2009 - 090723 - Bart Kives story - Harry Lazarenko Annual River Bank Tour - receding water from summer rains and erosion  damage by flood  and ice  during spring flooding -  Red River , Lyndale Dr. damage to tree roots , river bank damage  , high water marks after 2009 Flood - POY
  • Two baby tigers were unveiled at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning, October 3rd, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think the Scottish independence referendum will have an effect in Canada?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google