Conservative candidate in Churchill Keewatinook Aski Cyara Bird was in Flin Flon on Orange Shirt Day Monday. She says she decided to run as concerns in her community of Little Black River and surrounding communities were being ignored noting her community was without water for two weeks. She added there’s a lot of issues, there’s the lack of mental health services, the lack of addictions services, the natural resource development projects that are shutting down so we need to make sure that those people stay employed as our natural resource development in northern Manitoba is incredible, we’ve got something really good here and we need to make sure we’re strongly supporting the people who work for those projects.
Bird adds there’s a lot that needs to improve in our Indigenous communities and she wants to be the voice that brings these issues to the attention of the federal government and ensure that something is done. Other candidates in the riding are Liberal Judy Klassen, NDP Niki Ashton, Peoples Party Ken Klyne and Green Party Ralph McLean.