News

New Winnipeg MP had struggles of his own

Robert-Falcon Ouellette hopes to bring experience and strength to representing Winnipeg Centre, one of the poorest ridings in the country

Robert-Falcon Ouellette is the new MP in Winnipeg Centre, one of the most diverse and poor ridings in the country.

Ouellette has his own rags to riches story — childhood in poverty, difficulties at school — and, even at 38, has spent years and years serving the public. His constituents are struggling and have high expectations for their new MP and what he can do for them in Ottawa.


Via DNTO

All of this was explored on CBC Radio’s DNTO. Host Sook-Yin Lee talked to Ouellette and his constituents — visiting Parliament, talking about his childhood and his mother’s strength, meeting the people of Winnipeg Centre and learning about their concerns — for an entire episode of the radio show.

Listen to the whole episode below and check out Sook-Yin Lee's conversation with Ouellette about the politics of his braid, here.

Latest Stories

Indigenous Mental Health: The Reality
World Mental Health Day 2018
Indigenous Mental Health: The Reality
Orange Shirt Day acknowledges the harm that Canada's residential school system has left in generations of indigenous families and their communities.
Orange Shirt Day 2018
Orange Shirt Day acknowledges the harm that Canada's residential school system has left in generations of indigenous families and their communities.
NAFC is excited to share two PSA’s created to promote the New Journeys Programs and Services database and resources.
New Journey’s Launches Two Public Service Announcements (PSA’s)
NAFC is excited to share two PSA’s created to promote the New Journeys Programs and Services database and resources.

Join the discussion

Captcha?color=006091&locale=en

Please enter the characters you see in the image above.

Comments (0)