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Robinson Has Backing of Firefighters’ Union for Council

June 23, 2010 7:09 AM | News

Former CTV reporter Shaneen Robinson has the full support of the United Fire Fighters Union of Winnipeg in her run to be the city’s next councillor.

Shaneen won the NDP nomination vote Monday night for the Elmwood-East Kildonan ward, where she hopes to gain soon-to-retire councillor Lillian Thomas’ seat.

On Tuesday, the UFFW drew attention to Thomas’ vote to cut 52 firefighter positions in 1998. Thomas endorsed her executive assistant Darryl Livingstone to run for her council seat, but was unsuccessful in helping him seal a nomination.

On her Facebook page, Robinson made note of clinching the nomination on June 21 — National Aboriginal Day. “What better day … to come one step closer in electing the first Aboriginal woman to Winnipeg’s city council,” she wrote.

Shaneen is the daughter of MLA Eric Robinson.

City residents head to the municipal election polls on October 27.