Red River North


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.


Jeff Wharton, Progressive Conservative, Red River North

I was elected as the MLA for Gimli in 2016. In August 2017 I was appointed Minister of Municipal Relations. I bring significant experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur. My wife Mickey and I successfully grew our transportation business for over 20 years before selling it in 2010. My achievements include being elected to municipal politics serving as Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Town of Winnipeg Beach. As a local leader I collaborated with neighbouring municipalities, o...

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Noel Ngo, Liberal, Red River North

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Jocelyn Burzuik, Manitoba First, Red River North

I was born in Selkirk, and come from a strong historical Red River Metis family and am the G3 grand-daughter of Duncan McRae - well known historical builder of the region. My father was a steel worker at the Manitoba Rolling Mills in Selkirk, and I have always been in the trades. As a project management professional, I have done work on civil infrastructure, water and sewer pipeline projects, breakwater and wharf repairs, water treatment and sewage treatment plants, and lagoons. I lead design-bu...

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Graham Hnatiuk, Green, Red River North

Graham Hnatiuk is a farmer, artist, and environmentalist, who currently runs a third-generation market gardening farm and spray-free CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) program with his father in East St. Paul. Their farm focuses on sustainable farming methods and promoting biodiversity with permaculture systems thinking. Earlier this year, Graham made the choice for the family business to go plastic-free, a change that has been well-received at the local East St. Paul Farmers’ Market. The family...

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Chris Pullen, New Democratic Party, Red River North

I live in West Pine Ridge with my wife Trish and our two children Emma (7) and Connor (4). We have a Boxer-Mastiff named Chance and a cat named Mr.McGregor, who my daughter found abandoned as a kitten in McGregor,Mb.

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