October 19, 2021

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Kelvin Gortzen is Manitoba’s next prime minister

Kelvin Gortzen is Manitoba's next prime minister

The Progressive Conservative Party working group met Tuesday afternoon to select a successor to Brian Polyester.

Brian Polyester, announced on Sunday, will be replaced by Steinbach MP Manitoba as the 23rd Premier.He resigned as Prime Minister Since Wednesday morning.

Kelvin Gortzen will also take over as interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party until a new leader is appointed on October 30.

In a statement sent out Tuesday afternoon, party caucus chairman Greg Nesbitt said he had been selected after Mr Goitzen. Healthy conversations and discussions at this conference about the future [de son] Caucasus and that way [ce dernier] I want to follow the interim leader.

It was unanimously decided that Kelvin Gortzen would be the best person to guide us through this interim until a new chef is selected this fall., He continues.

Greg Nesbitt informed the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba of his decision.

Kelvin Gortzen has represented Steinbach since 2003. He has served as Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, as well as Education. A spokesman for the Progressive Conservative Party said in an email that the caretaker prime minister would speak to the media on Wednesday.

According to the province, Kelvin Gortzen will be sworn in as Manitoba Premier on September 1.

Mr Polyester announced in August that he would not run in the next regional election. However, he did not give a departure date.

The Prime Minister and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party decided to retire so as not to feel that he was interfering in the leadership race.

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The Prime Minister will be a Member of Parliament for a few weeks to complete certain tasks related to his constituency.

Old only Manitoba Health Minister Heather Stephenson, Officially entered the race in place of Brian Polyester. Is old Conservative MP Shelley Glover She said she would do it soon.

Candidates have until September 15 to enter the leadership race of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.