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Two new faces join the Manitoba legislature today.
Recently elected NDP MLAs Bill Blaikie and Frank Whitehead join the legislative assembly at a swearing in at 11:30 a.m.
Blaikie won his seat in Elmwood, and Whitehead in The Pas in the March 24 by-election.
Blaikie is no stranger to politics. He was MP for Elmwood-Transcona for almost 30 years.
Whitehead was a political adviser to Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Ron Evans before his victory.
Whitehead is also a former chief of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
The NDP has 36 seats in the legislature, the Progressive Conservatives have 19 seats and the Liberals two.
After a week off the house is back in session today. On the agenda are the provincial budget, spring flood preparations and last week’s announcement of a new football stadium to be built at the University of Manitoba.