Manitoba Liberals Nominate Candidates for Lagimodiere, Riel, Seine River & Waverley

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

WINNIPEG – This evening, Manitoba Liberals nominated Jake Sacher in Lagimodiere, Neil Johnston in Riel, James Bloomfield in Seine River, and Fiona Haftani in Waverley.


Sacher has a strong awareness for fairness and bringing a desire for greater environmental, social and economic justice. A husband and father of three, Sacher paused a career in both sales and audio engineering/production to focus on his family by raising their children at home full time. He actively serves his church community as the leader of the technical team. Sacher has run fundraising campaigns for various local causes, volunteers with numerous environmental organizations and is a passionate advocate for the arts. Sacher also volunteers at Klinic Community Health in the role of crisis counselling, suicide prevention and serving individuals affected by human trafficking.  


Johnston is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is the CEO of a provincial health charity. He has extensive experience in public service and community development as a front line health care provider, teacher and leader. Johnston has served as a volunteer board member and chair in local and national not-for profit organizations and as a former Commanding Officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve Cadet Instructor Cadre (Navy). Johnston is a long-time resident of South Winnipeg and he believes equitable access to health, education and employment will lead to the success of all Manitobans.


Bloomfield is a level headed and effective business communicator who has built a successful telecom and consulting business, CostWise Business Consulting, in South Winnipeg. Bloomfield believes that too many Manitobans are not being listened to by the current government and is committed to making decisions based on the needs of the people. The Bloomfield family has lived in the Seine River constituency for over 40 years.


Haftani, a business owner & human rights activist, immigrated to Canada in 2006. Haftani’s commitment to making her community a better place stems from her passion to live in accepting and diverse neighbourhoods. Her respect and appreciation of diversity is shown through her commitment as a board member of Manitobans for Human Rights, as well as through volunteering with numerous non-governmental organizations such as Unicef Canada. Haftani holds degrees in Political Studies, New Media & information Technology.


“I am very pleased to be growing the Manitoba Liberal team by adding four great candidates who will make great MLAs. We are excited to offer Manitobans a new way forward after years of stagnant growth and cuts to public services,” said Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party. 

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Candidate List:

St. Boniface: Dougald Lamont

Tyndall Park: Cindy Lamoureux

River Heights: Jon Gerrard

McPhillips: John Cacayuran

Burrows: Sarb Gill

The Maples: Deep Brar

Notre Dame: Donovan Martin

Fort Richmond: Tanjit Nagra

St. Vital: Jeff Anderson

Fort Garry: Craig Larkins

Wolseley: Shandi Strong

Dawson Trail: Robert Rivard

Fort Rouge: Cyndy Friesen

Kildonan-River East: Kathryn Braun

Union Station: Harold Davis

Borderland: Loren Braul

Brandon-East: Kim Longstreet

Lac du Bonnet: Terry Hayward

Lagimodiere: Jake Sacher

Riel: Neil Johnston

Seine River: James Bloomfield

Waverley: Fiona Haftani

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