Wab Kinew to be sworn in as Manitoba premier along with new NDP cabinet

WINNIPEG- Manitoba’s new premier, Wab Kinew, is scheduled to be sworn in today and appoint his cabinet. Kinew led the New Democrats to victory on Oct. 3 and defeated the Progressive Conservatives, who had been in power for seven years. He becomes the first First Nations premier of a Canadian province. NDP House Leader He has also said his cabinet will include, for the first time in Manitoba, First Nations women. The ceremony is to take place at The Leaf, a botanical attraction in Winnipeg, and is set to include traditional singing and dancing. The NDP captured 34 of the 57 legislature seats on election night, and Kinew has many veteran politicians and rookies from which to pick his cabinet. Among the high-profile New Democrats who were re-elected is Uzoma…

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