Former candidate for MKO grand chief and NDP party presidency will run for the Liberals in April

Tyler Duncan of Norway House Cree Nation will carry the Liberal banner in The Pas constituency in this April’s provincial election, the party announced Jan. 12.

“I can’t express how important it is to have quality people running for our party,” said Manitoba Liberal leader Rana Bokhari in a press release. “We are ready to govern and to that end we are introducing candidates that will ensure a diversity of ideas and perspectives are brought to the table. Tyler is a leader in his community and a champion for the hopes and dreams of First Nations people throughout our province.”

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Duncan, 19, served three terms as youth chief of Norway House Cree Nation and one term as Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) youth grand chief. He ran for the MKO grand chief’s position in September and also for the presidency of the Manitoba NDP party in 2015.

Other northern candidates for the Liberals include Judy Klassen in the Keewatinook constituency and Leslie Beck in Flin Flon.

Klassen is an accountant with a degree in commerce while Beck serves on the Flin Flon city council and worked for the RCMP for 25 year before starting her own business. She also works as an educator for the health region.

The provincial election is April 19.

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