More women, more people of colour but fewer Indigenous MLAs in Manitoba legislature – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201946 Views

Sep 12, 2019

15 women, 7 people of colour and 7 Indigenous candidates were elected on Tuesday

Thirty of the MLAs in Manitoba’s 57-seat legislature this fall will be women, people of colour, Indigenous people or LGBTQ.

Fifteen women were elected to the legislature in Tuesday’s provincial election, along with seven people of colour, seven Indigenous people and one openly gay candidate.

“It’s amazing to see the representation. It is need in our province,” NDP Leader Wab Kinew said Tuesday evening after the results rolled in. “Our democracy is stronger when we can say everyone has a chance at sitting at the legislative chamber.”

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