In a packed room with over 100 supporters, John Cacayuran won the nomination to be Manitoba Liberal candidate for the Point Douglas constituency.
Cacuyuran, whose until recently was working as a staffer for Maryann Mihychuk, MP for Kildonan St. Paul, said he was eager to start campaigning and that there was an excellent chance he could win.“I have a lot of respect for my opponents, but I think that we have an opportunity to win here in Point Douglas in this by-election,” said Cacayuran. “The Manitoba Liberal Party made major gains here in the last election, and we are a party of the people who want to give Point Douglas a voice.”
The Liberals’ Interim leader, Judy Klassen, is the first ever Indigenous leader of a provincial party, said she was optimistic as well. The Manitoba Liberal Party has been polling ahead of the NDP consistently in recent polls, as the NDP has struggled in opposition and with internal scandals.
“We are very optimistic about our chances in Point Douglas, and we are positioning ourselves to be a strong and positive alternative to the PCs and the NDP,” said Klassen.