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.


Marc Brandson, Liberal, Tuxedo

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Heather Stefanson, Progressive Conservative, Tuxedo

I have served as the MLA for Tuxedo since 2000. In 2016, I was appointed as Manitoba’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. In 2018, I was appointed Minister of Families in addition to the role of Deputy Premier. Outside of politics, I most enjoy spending time with my husband, my two children and our dogs.

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Kristin Lauhn-Jensen, Green, Tuxedo

Kristin was born and raised in Winnipeg. Spending time with her family camping and hiking in parks across Manitoba, it was as a teenager that she discovered her passion for conservation and animal protection. Over the years she has worked across Canada, Europe and Africa in non-profit organizations raising funds to combat challenges like climate change, endangered species protection and environmental justice. She has worked on issues both at a grassroots community level as well as international...

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Carla Compton, New Democratic Party, Tuxedo

Born in Winnipeg but raised across the Prairies, family is what brought me back to Manitoba 9 years ago. Not only do I work in the Manitoba Healthcare system, but I am also a patient. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease just before I completed my Nursing studies. I have chosen to embrace the experiences and insights my health journey provides me and use it to enhance my Nursing skills. One of my biggest take-aways from my diagnosis was that I truly had no idea what it was like to be a p...

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Abby Al-Sahi, Manitoba First, Tuxedo

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