Manitoba is about to make historical past Tuesday when the province’s first feminine premier is sworn into workplace.
On Saturday, the governing Progressive Conservatives selected Heather Stefanson as their new chief and the province’s subsequent premier.
Stefanson is scheduled to be sworn in as premier at 2 p.m. World Information will stream each the ceremony and her first look in entrance of reporters as premier at a 3 p.m. press convention on this story.
She will even turn out to be the one lady serving as premier within the 10 provinces.
Stefanson was first elected as a legislature member in 2000 and has held the Tuxedo constituency in Winnipeg ever since.
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Shelly Glover, who misplaced to Stefanson with 49 per cent of the poll rely, has challenged the outcomes and referred to as for the swearing-in ceremony to be delayed.
The previous member of Parliament had complained all through the management race that many occasion members didn’t obtain their ballots in time.
By way of her lawyer, Glover wrote to Manitoba’s lieutenant-governor Monday asking for the delay so she may contest the end result of the management vote in courtroom.
The pinnacle of the Tory management committee mentioned on the weekend that each effort was made to permit individuals to vote and nobody was intentionally denied a poll.
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Stefanson has promised a special tone than her predecessor, Brian Pallister, who stepped down in September after dropping considerably in opinion polls following controversial remarks concerning the historical past of Indigenous individuals and the Tory authorities’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I heard loud and clear that (Manitobans) wish to see us take a way more collaborative strategy in the case of working with different ranges of presidency and with stakeholders in our neighborhood,” Stefanson mentioned in her victory speech Saturday.
However Stefanson additionally didn’t escape criticism when she was answerable for the well being file throughout the province’s worst wave of the pandemic. She was well being minister final spring when dozens of sufferers in intensive care needed to be flown to different provinces on account of an absence of beds.
She has additionally served as deputy premier, justice minister and minister of households because the Progressive Conservatives received a big majority in 2016.
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