Point Douglas


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.


Micheal Weniuk, Manitoba Forward, Point Douglas

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Michele Redmond, Progressive Conservative, Point Douglas

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Richard Sanderson, Liberal, Point Douglas

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Jennifer Kess, Green, Point Douglas

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Fagie Fainman, Communist, Point Douglas

After WW1 My mother discovered that her entire family was murdered by the German Nazi’s in Poland . This is the trauma that deeply affected me & led me to the university to try to understand Fascism..which led me to discover Karl Marx which changed my Jewish perspective into a class perspective & a commitment to social Justice for all people

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Bernadette Smith, New Democratic Party, Point Douglas

I’m a married mother of three and grandmother of two. I grew up in Point Douglas, and co-founded Drag the Red initiative and the Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba in honour of my Sister Claudette Osborne-Tyo, who went missing from Point Douglas in 2008. I am extremely happy and take great pride in serving the amazing people of Point Douglas.

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