The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Steven Fletcher as its candidate in the constituency of Assiniboia for the upcoming election in April 2016.
“Steven has a strong background as an elected official, most recently in Ottawa for more than a decade,” said PC Leader Brian Pallister. “His wealth of experience in various federal cabinet portfolios, as well as his impressive record of community service, make him well-suited to join the PC team in bringing a change for the better to constituents of Assiniboia, and to all Manitobans.”
Steven was a Conservative member of Parliament for more than 11 years until this past fall, initially serving as health critic in Opposition and later, in government, as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Health and as Minister of State for Democratic Reform and Minister of State for Transport.
Steven’s involvement in a range of health-related and other community endeavours has led to him receiving the Christopher Reeve Award from the Canadian Paraplegic Association, a Champion of Mental Health Award and an award from the National Cancer Leadership Forum. He was also given the Courage and Leadership Award from the Canadian Cancer Society and was named to the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.
The PC Party is continuing to build momentum across Manitoba, with more nominations coming in the weeks ahead.
The PCs have so far nominated 53 candidates in the 57 constituencies. Of the party’s 37 new candidates, 16 are women.