Winnipeg North campaigns in full swing

Winnipeg North campaigns in full swing

Winnipeg North By-election set for Monday, November 30

The date for the Winnipeg North byelection has been set for Monday, November 29th. Candidates for the three national parties have been confirmed – Kevin Chief (NDP), Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal) and Julie Javier (Conservative).

Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff and New Democrat leader Jack Layton made it out to Winnipeg to kick off the by-election campaigns for Winnipeg North scheduled for November 29. Michael Ignatieff attended a campaign rally for Liberal candidate, Kevin Lamoureux at the Punjab Banquet Hall.

Jack Layton launched the Kevin Chief campagin at Chief’s election headquarters on McPhillips. Also in attendance was mayoral candidate and former federal MP for Winnipeg North, Judy Wasylecia-Leis. Chief and Layton made a few stops to meet voters including Tim Horton’s on Inkster and Garden City Shopping Centre.

Prime Minister Steven Harper was in Winnipeg prior to by-election announcement to confirm Julie Javier as the Conservative election candidate for Winnipeg North. The Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism is expected to visit Winnipeg for a town-hall meet & greet.

Ask the candidates
Due to the relatively large population of Filipinos in the Winnipeg North riding, The Filipino Journal will be watching the campaign closely. As a result, we wanted to find out a bit more information about the candidates that are looking for our community support on November 29. The Filipino Journal sent each candidate a set of questions by email. They responded. Find out what each candidate has to say in the following pages.

The candidates respond to an exclusive Filipino Journal questionnaire – Julie Javier (Conservatives), Kevin Chief (NDP) and Kevin Lamoureaux (Liberals).