Former mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette to run for Liberals

Robert-Falcon Ouellette is seeking the federal Liberal nomination for the riding of Winnipeg Centre. Falcon2014 / Facebook

WINNIPEG – An aboriginal candidate who won praise for his mayoral campaign in Winnipeg wants to become a Liberal member of Parliament.

Robert-Falcon Ouellette is seeking the Liberal nomination in Winnipeg Centre, which is currently held by New Democrat Pat Martin.

Ouellette, who is 38, was something of a Cinderella candidate in October’s mayoral race.

With no organization, name recognition or party backing, he finished a strong third and gained attention for speaking about poverty and race issues.

Ouellette had been eying other political parties, but says the Liberals reflect his vision for the country.

No date has been set for the nomination meeting and there is already one other candidate.

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