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More women, more people of colour but fewer Indigenous MLAs in Manitoba legislature – CBC
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 12, 2019109 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.”