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Manitoba byelection scheduled to fill seat of former Tory cabinet minister

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has called a byelection for Dec. 13.

Voters go to the polls in the Kirkfield Park constituency in Winnipeg, which has been vacant since the June resignation of former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Scott Fielding.

The seat has most often been won by the Tories, although the New Democrats won it in 2007 and 2011.

This time around, the Tories are running former Winnipeg city councillor Kevin Klein, while the New Democrats are running Logan Oxenham, a correctional officer.

The Liberals have nominated Rhonda Nichol, a longtime nurse, and the Green Party candidate is Dennis Bayomi, a retired data management analyst.

This is the last scheduled byelection before the provincial election set for Oct. 3, 2023.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press