Dawson Trail


The Free Press invited all provincial candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, the issues affecting their communities, and what they hope to achieve in office.

Ten questions on the issues: Find out how your opinions compare with the candidates hoping to become your next MLA.

The candidates, as people: Would-be MLAs introduce themselves to you and describe their backgrounds, what made them decide to run for office, and how they hope to solve the problems facing your community.


Bob Lagasse, Progressive Conservative, Dawson Trail

I am the eldest of four siblings and was raised in a bilingual Metis home in St. Adolphe. The small town values of family, faith, and hard work were instilled in me by my parents at a young age. I met my wife Andrea while working at Winkler Bible Camp as counsellors. Andrea and I have five children, including two foster daughters, and we are proud to make our home in Landmark, Manitoba. Since my election, I had a Private Members Bill named Rail Safety Awareness Week Act, which subsequently passe...

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Robert Rivard, Liberal, Dawson Trail

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Echo Asher, New Democratic Party, Dawson Trail

I grew up on a farm between Anola and Beausejour, and am a mother of 2 young children. I have worked mostly in Customer Service, including as a Tour Guide at the Royal Canadian Mint. I am currently self employed as a photographer.

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