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Heather Stefanson, the MLA for Tuxedo, announced Wednesday she intends to run for leadership of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party

Heather Stefanson will run to become the next leader of Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative party.

The MLA for Tuxedo announced her resignation from her duties as Manitoba’s health minister on Wednesday and her intention to campaign to succeed Premier Brian Pallister as the party’s leader.

“Over the last 18 months, I’ve heard from countless Manitobans who are looking for a different approach,” Stefanson said Wednesday at Waverley Heights Community Centre in south Winnipeg, surrounded by almost two dozen PC MLAs, including cabinet ministers Cliff Cullen, Cameron Friesen, Sarah Guillemard, Jon Reyes, Ron Schuler and Reg Helwer.

“They’re looking for someone who can heal our divisions and bring Manitobans together around a common vision that puts our families, our communities and our small businesses first.”

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