Jamie Moses Nominated as NDP Candidate for St. Vital
Weekend kicks off nominations as NDP prepare for next election
Manitoba NDP MLA Jamie Moses will be nominated as the New Democrats’ candidate in St. Vital constituency today, surrounded by St. Vital residents, family and friends, and his NDP colleagues.
“Serving the people of St. Vital has been a huge honour. This community is about helping one another and building a neighbourhood where families can find success. For the last two years I’ve fought back against the PC’s cuts—damage to health care, weakened seniors care and expensive child care. In the next election I’m going to fight to form an NDP government that solves problems for St. Vital families, instead of making them worse.”
Moses is a father to two children and husband to Shannon. He has spent his adult life serving the community of St. Vital and working in the finance sector. His election in 2019 made him the first Black man to be elected to Manitoba’s Legislature and saw him defeat of a PC cabinet minister.
Moses serves as the NDP’s Critic for Economic Development and Training, a role which he uses to advocate on behalf of Manitoba’s business community and our post-secondary sector.
In the House, Moses pushed back against the Pallister Conservative’s attempts to cut funding to universities and colleges, including raising tuition and introducing legislation which would give the PC cabinet total control over post-secondary funding. He has forged strong relationships with the province’s education and training institutions, understanding that a strong economic future relies on talented, skilled workers staying in and coming to Manitoba. Throughout the pandemic, Moses pushed for better supports for small businesses who struggled to pay workers or stay open.
In the fall of 2021, Moses passed his first bill, which recognizes August 1st as Emancipation Day--the abolition of slavery in the Commonwealth—and encourages a greater appreciation for Black history in our province.
“I know whether it’s led by Brian Pallister or Heather Stefanson, this PC government will keep trying to make life harder and more expensive for families,” said Moses. “I’m proud to stand with Wab Kinew and the NDP to take on the Conservatives and form a government that works for all of us.”