Manitoba Election 2016

Election Date: April 19, 2016

In the 2016 Manitoba election, we endorsed 5 candidates from across the political spectrum who were demonstrated environmental leaders. For months we worked together to direct support for our campaign, and with your help we saw 3 of our champions get elected to the legislature. Thank you to all of you who were involved in making the environment a political priority in Manitoba.

See below for a short description of each endorsee’s environmental leadership record. For more on our endorsement process, click here.

James Allum

Party: NDP
Riding: Fort Garry - Riverview
Status: Re-Elected

James Allum is an environmental champion passionate about transit solutions and climate action. In the City of Winnipeg, James served as Acting Environmental Coordinator, Liaison to the Environmental Committee of Council, and Liaison to the Rapid Transit Task Force.

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Jon Gerrard

Party: Liberal
Riding: River Heights
Status: Re-Elected

Jon Gerrard has been an environmental conservation and wildlife advocate throughout his long tenure in office. He has spearheaded initiatives to combat invasive zebra mussels, championed scientific studies on raptor populations, and worked to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.

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Ian Wishart

Party: Progressive Conservative
Riding: Portage La Prairie
Status: Re-Elected

Ian Wishart is an environmental leader passionate about sustainable agriculture. He served as President of Keystone Agricultural Producers and Co Chair of Safety Nets and Environment on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

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Janine Gibson

Party: Green
Riding: La Verendrye
Status: Not Elected

Janine Gibson is a food sustainability champion with an extensive record of work in the organic industry. She is a Manager at Northern Sun Farm Cooperative, an organic farm powered by wind and solar energy, and was a founding member of the Organic Food Council of Manitoba.

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Eric Robinson

Party: NDP
Riding: Kewatinook
Status: Not Elected

Eric Robinson has worked extensively on First Nations and Northern community issues, especially in relation to the environment and climate change. He promoted food security through his extensive involvement in the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative, and worked towards having a boreal forest recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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