Kildonan - River East


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.


Cathy Cox, Progressive Conservative, Kildonan-River East

I’ve been honoured to serve as the MLA for River East, and I’m a longtime resident of our community. My husband Herb and I raised our three sons in River East, and we enjoyed volunteering for nearly 30 years at Gateway Recreation Centre. Some of the best years of my life were spent at the hockey rink and the baseball diamond! The boys now have families of their own, and I have two beautiful granddaughters!

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Kathryn Braun, Liberal, Kildonan-River East

I was born and raised in the Maples, my Dad was a civil servant and my Mom, a homemaker. I have one brother. I moved to North Kildonan in 2004 and raised my family there until 2017. I currently live in East St Paul with my 2 sons and my common-law partner. We have 3 cats, 1 dog and 1 bearded dragon.

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Elliot Macdonald, New Democratic Party, Kildonan-River East

I have deep roots in North Kildonan - my Amma grew up in the area and she attended Victory School and Centennial School. I have always felt at home in north Winnipeg and now live in the area with my partner Jenny, our 2 cats and a dog.

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