Manitoba Liberal Party leader to seek nomination in St. Boniface

Dougald Lamont is seeking the Liberal nomination in the St. Boniface by-election. Mike Arsenault/Global News

Manitoba Liberal Party leader Dougald Lamont is looking to win a seat in the legislature as an MLA for St. Boniface.

Lamont announced his bid to be the Liberal candidate in the St. Boniface by-election Wednesday morning.

The riding was left vacant earlier this month after long-time MLA and former Premier, Greg Selinger, resigned.

“This is an important by-election because it offers voters an opportunity for much-needed new leadership and vision for St. Boniface as well as the Manitoba Legislature,” Lamont said in a statement.

READ: Dougald Lamont wins Manitoba Liberal leadership race

Lamont was elected leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party last fall.

The nomination meeting is April 26.

Story continues below advertisement

The Liberals haven’t held official party status since 1995.  A win by Lamont would give them four sitting MLA’s and official status.

The Premier still hasn’t set a date for the by-election.


Sponsored content