Bernadette Smith Celebrates Decisive Point Douglas Byelection Victory

WINNIPEG - NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith expresses her sincere appreciation to the voters of Point Douglas following her decisive byelection victory.

"I want to sincerely thank the community for their incredible support throughout this campaign," said Smith. "This was a hard fought campaign, and to have this result shows that Point Douglas voters reject Brian Pallister's agenda of cuts. I promise to continue to be a strong voice and community advocate as your MLA."

Smith was nominated the NDP candidate last January to replace former NDP MLA Kevin Chief. Smith, a teacher and longtime advocate with deep ties to the community, is the Co-founder of the Manitoba Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba (CFMMWM), Organizer of the annual No Stone Unturned Concert for Missing and Murdered in Manitoba, and Co-founder of Drag the Red Initiative. In 2016, she received the Order of Manitoba for her community advocacy work.

"I want to thank all the candidates for being a part of this byelection and putting their names forward to represent the community," added Smith. "I also want to sincerely thank all of our volunteers and supporters who made this victory possible. We had over 200 volunteers take part in this campaign, and each and everyone one of you made this victory possible."