Lemiuex seeks re-election


By Marianne Curtis

La Verendrye MLA Ron Lemieux is hoping for another opportunity to represent constituents in the next provincial election after he was recently nominated to be the first NDP candidate in the new Dawson Trail constituency.

Lemieux who lives in Lorette with his wife of thirty-five years, was first elected as MLA of La Verendrye  in 1999 and was immediately appointed to cabinet, currently serving as minister of local government.

“One of the main reasons I first entered politics is that I grew frustrated with the lack of support our communities received under the Conservative government,” Lemieux said. “I am seeking re-election to ensure our hard work together since 1999 is not squandered by Hugh McFayden who doesn’t care about the things that families in our communities care about.”

Premier Greg Selinger looks forward to working with Lemieux for another term.

“Ron Lemieux gets things done and the communities he represents have made significant progress thanks to him, our regional partners and our NDP government,” said Selinger, “Ron’s re-election is essential to ensuring we can keep Manitoba on the right track.”

Lemieux’s list of achievements over the past twelve years is countless. They include completion of Phase one of the redevelopment of Ste. Anne hospital, building the Villa Youville, supporting day cares in St. Adolphe, Richer and Tache and supporting upgrades to sport facilities and parks in Grand Pointe, St. Adolphe, Lorette, Ste. Anne, Landmark and Ile Des Chenes. He was successful is seeing Highway 59 twinned from the Perimeter to Mondor Road, east of Ile Des Chenes, redevelopment along the TransCanada Highway and the reconstruction of the St. Adolphe Bridge.

To date, Lemieux’s only official challenger in the October provincial election is Larry Tetrault who will be representing the Progressive Conservatives.

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