On the campaign trail
Huband to run for Liberals
Charles Huband, a one-time Manitoba Liberal Party leader and former Court of Appeal judge, is the Liberal candidate in Portage la Prairie, the party announced Wednesday. Huband graduated from law school in 1955 and retired from the appeal court in 2006. He then practised civil litigation law with a local firm. Huband led the provincial Liberals from 1975-78, but failed to win a seat in the legislature.
Tories clarify numbers
The Progressive Conservatives clarified Wednesday they have seven Indigenous candidates running for office — or more than 10 per cent — not 10 candidates, as PC Leader Brian Pallister had previously said before the official campaign started.
The seven: Colleen Mayer, Alan Lagimodiere, Bob Lagassé, Theresa Wride, Edna Nabess, Ron Evans and Arnold Flett. Close to 40 per cent of the Tory candidates running are women. The provincial party said it's the most diverse slate of candidates in its history.
Meanwhile, the PCs announced Wednesday their party is the first to have "officially" nominated all 57 candidates, which means all accompanying paperwork has been sent to Elections Manitoba. The NDP was the first party to name 57 candidates, which are initially listed as "prospective" until all documentation is filed.
Under a new Manitoba law, candidates must publicly disclose whether they've committed major criminal offences. None of their 57 PC candidates has a criminal record, the Tories said.
Candidates must file all their paperwork no later than 1 p.m., Aug. 26.
The PCs drew the media's attention to the fact NDP Leader Wab Kinew, who has criminal convictions dating to more than 15 years ago, has yet to file all his documentation.
An NDP spokeswoman said Kinew would do so this week.
Thursday is the deadline for Manitobans to update their voter information or register to vote in advance of the election.
Eligible voters who did not receive a voter information card, or who received a card with incorrect information, should contact their returning office before 8 p.m., Aug. 22, to register or update their information, Elections Manitoba says. Returning office contact information can be found at www.electionsmanitoba.ca.
Voters also have until Thursday to register or update their information using Elections Manitoba’s online voter registration service.
Even if they are not registered, eligible voters can still vote if they show ID and take an oath at the voting place, either during advance voting or on election day, Sept. 10.