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Manitoba Byelections Return Seats to Liberals, Conservatives

June 20, 2023 9:12 AM | News


Ben Carr

Ben Carr, son of the late member of Parliament Jim Carr, speaks at a memorial service for his father at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s political landscape remained unchanged Monday following two byelections.

The race for Winnipeg South Centre saw Ben Carr, son of the late Jim Carr who held the riding for the Liberals and had served in cabinet, easily recapture the seat with a little more than 54 percent support from voters.

The federal Conservatives’ Branden Leslie cruised to victory in the southern Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar over People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier. Leslie captured nearly 65 percent of the vote. Bernier, whose fledgling party had its best showing yet in the riding during the 2021 federal election, came up short in his effort to regain a seat in the House of Commons, getting only 17.2 percent of votes.

— With files from The Canadian Press


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