September 19, 2019

Winnipeg
16° C, Overcast

Full Forecast

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Veteran Manitoba MP calling it quits

Smith to continue combating human trafficking; Browaty eyes job

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/1/2015 (1708 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

OTTAWA — With politicians of all stripes eyeing her job, MP Joy Smith’s retirement has put the Kildonan-St. Paul riding in play.

The veteran Conservative said Tuesday she will not seek a fifth term as the MP for Kildonan- St. Paul, preferring instead to continue her work combating human trafficking through her foundation and advocacy work.

Already, North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty has said he’s seriously considering running for Smith’s seat in the federal election, expected this October.

Browaty, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, was just re-elected a city councillor, but said he wants to serve on a bigger stage.

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,
not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 30 day free trial.

Log in Create your account

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Mon to Sat Delivery

Pay

$34.36

per month

  • Includes all benefits of All Access Digital
  • 6-day delivery of our award-winning newspaper
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/1/2015 (1708 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

OTTAWA — With politicians of all stripes eyeing her job, MP Joy Smith’s retirement has put the Kildonan-St. Paul riding in play.

The veteran Conservative said Tuesday she will not seek a fifth term as the MP for Kildonan- St. Paul, preferring instead to continue her work combating human trafficking through her foundation and advocacy work.

Already, North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty has said he’s seriously considering running for Smith’s seat in the federal election, expected this October.

Browaty, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, was just re-elected a city councillor, but said he wants to serve on a bigger stage.

"I’m going to be consulting with my wife, but I’m definitely interested in the opportunity of running," he said.

Browaty, first elected to council in 2006, worked for Smith in her constituency office and on her team when she was first elected as the area’s MP.

Browaty said he’s confirmed with the city clerk’s office he won’t have to resign his council seat while campaigning federally. That, he said, would delay the need to hold a civic byelection pending the outcome of his federal bid.

Browaty spoke to reporters just before he went into Mayor Brian Bowman’s office to notify the mayor of his potential plans.

Progressive Conservative MLA Ron Schuler (St. Paul) might also be interested in Smith’s seat. Schuler and Smith are close, but Schuler was just nominated last week to run again provincially. When asked about a federal run Tuesday, he deflected.

"I think today is Joy Smith’s day," said Schuler. "I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to take anything away from her here."

Suzanne Hrynyk, a nurse and former school trustee, is expected to seek the NDP nomination.

Hrynyk, who is supporting Premier Greg Selinger in the provincial leadership race, ran for council in Old Kildonan last fall but lost to incumbent Devi Sharma by 200 votes.

Former Manitoba NDP cabinet minister Mary-Ann Mihychuk will carry the Liberal banner in the next federal election.

After four terms, MP Joy Smith has decided not to run in the next federal election.

JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

After four terms, MP Joy Smith has decided not to run in the next federal election.

Kildonan-St. Paul wasn’t on most people’s ridings to watch in the upcoming federal election, eclipsed by more competitive, Tory-held constituencies, such as Saint Boniface and Winnipeg South Centre. Smith’s departure could change that.

The Liberals came closest to beating Smith in 2004, and could be buoyed by strong national polls and local anger with the provincial NDP.

First elected in 2004, Smith was re-elected three times, each time with a bigger share of the popular vote.

Prior to being elected to Parliament, Smith was the MLA for Fort Garry for one term.

Smith, 67, said Tuesday the time is right to refocus her life solely on human trafficking, her main issue as a parliamentarian. She founded the Joy Smith Foundation, which funds programs to help victims of human trafficking and awareness campaigns.

"I think I can do more for the most vulnerable outside Parliament, rather than inside Parliament," Smith said. "I’ve got another 10 years in me, and I’m going to make good use of those 10 years."

Smith had two private member’s bills passed amending the Criminal Code — one that introduced mandatory minimum sentences for traffickers of children, and the other that gave Canada the power to try Canadians here for human-trafficking offences abroad.

Smith is the second Conservative MP from Manitoba in a week to bow out of the next election. Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge said last week he won’t run again because he wants to spend more time with his young children.

 

— with files from Aldo Santin

 

mia.rabson@freepress.mb.ca maryagnes.welch@freepress.mb.ca

 

MPs Rod Bruinooge and Joy Smith have announced they will not run again. Is this a sign some Tories are getting out while they can? Join the conversation in the comments below.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

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

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

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

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us