Jon Reyes is re-elected at the new riding; Malaya Marcelino wins the new Notre Dame constituency - Filipino Journal

Jon Reyes is re-elected at the new riding; Malaya Marcelino wins the new Notre Dame constituency

Jon Reyes is re-elected at the new riding; Malaya Marcelino wins the new Notre Dame constituency

The recently concluded September 10 provincial election marked the re-election of Jon Reyes, under Progressive Conservative Party banner, at the new riding, Waverly; while Malaya Marcelino, NDP Party candidate, won the newly formed riding, Notre Dame.

With the return of the Conservative Party majority, Brian Pallister remains as the premiere of Manitoba; and making the NDP as the opposition party. The Liberal Party, however, won only 3 seats, making the party without any status. Manitoba leader Dougald Lamont plans to make changes on the requirements for holding a status to receive all the benefits and other perks for the Liberal Party.

The re-elected Whyteridge member of the parliament, and now serving his second term as the premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, has formulated a 100-day working agenda and he wants to open the legislative assembly sooner.

Other Filipino-Canadian candidates who ran were Ted Marcelino, NDP for Tyndall; Eda Pangilinan, Independent for Burrows; John Cacayuran, Liberal for McPhillips; and Kelly Legaspi, NDP for Agassiz.