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Maguire plans public meetings, survey on legalization of pot

Offering a list of unanswered questions, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire has a number of concerns as it relates to the Liberals' looming legalization of...

Public's pot interest puts Tories in a pickle

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire's opinion over marijuana legalization has remained unchanged over the last three years. In 2013, during the Brandon-Souris byelection, Maguire suggested...

Not so fast on legal pot: MLA

Meanwhile, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire has an online poll at larrymaguire.ca/weed, asking constituents if marijuana should be legalized. "So far we've received a tremendous...

Birdtail residents vote for projects

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire agrees with that sentiment. “Anytime we can move more product out of our region from an export point of view,...

Correction -

- Larry Maguire misquoteBrandon SunIn the story, “Too early to know impact on farmers,” which ran in Thursday's Sun, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire referred...

Too early to know impact on farmers

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, who has worked in agriculture his entire life, said it's too soon to draw many conclusions about the port's future,...

Veterans Affairs office scheduled to reopen by next spring, gov't says

In February 2015, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire told The Sun that the caseload in Brandon was estimated to be 73 and there are an...

Maguire announces call for proposals for New Horizons for Seniors Program

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire announced a call out for proposals for local projects on Monday for the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The program...

Lake Metigoshe boaters take issue with customs changes

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire plans to meet with stakeholders from the lake. “We have a small portion of that lake on our side, but...

Government hypocrisy continues with court battle against veterans

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote, at that time, agreed, and said the Conservative government should stop fighting the former soldiers and instead change the...

Government hypocrisy continues with court battle against veterans

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote, at that time, agreed, and said the Conservative government should stop fighting the former soldiers and instead change the...

Maguire encourages applications for Canada 150 infrastructure cash

Westman communities and organizations should apply soon for some federal cash under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, Brandon-Souris Conservatives MP Larry Maguire says. “Canada's...

Local vet dismayed by latest gov't move

Earlier this month, Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr signed off on sending the class-action lawsuit back to the B.C. Court of Appeal after the abeyance...

'Brandon means business': Chrest

A group of community leaders will "invade the legislature en masse" this fall, as part of a new "Team Brandon" initiative announced by Mayor Rick...

'National anthem is not broken': Maguire

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire doesn't believe the national anthem needs a rewrite to be more gender-neutral. "I believe our national anthem is not broken,"...

Rural Roundup - April 27, 2016

... • McCreary's Nikita Cummer and Nia Devonald were out inspecting sap collectors during the McCreary Maple Syrup Festival on April 9. The festival celebrates...

Rookie MLAs eager to make an impact

Reyes, who owns a UPS franchise and has received awards for volunteerism, defeated NDP incumbent Dave Gaudreau on election night. He said football officiating, in...

Petition targets visa-free travel for Ukrainians

As of Thursday, more than 399 Manitobans signed their names, including Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire. "We have a ... After that, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James...

Who were the top spending Conservative candidates in the fall federal election?

Conservative candidate Stella Ambler, left, takes Laureen Harper, wife of Conservative leader Stephen Harper, by the hand to introduce her to party workers at her...

Who were the top spending NDP candidates in the fall federal election?

NDP MP Murray Rankin rises to question the government during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on December 11, 2012. Rankin was...

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- Election is closer than numbers suggestBrandon SunRecall the 2013 Brandon-Souris byelection, in which Forum claimed Liberal Rolf Dinsdale had a lead of almost 30...

Full candidate slate little to boast about

Street, who is currently employed as a mental health proctor, is no stranger to political campaigns, having worked on Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire's federal...

PCs targeting private sector for scholarship, bursary cash

The NDP called the plan "bad for students, bad for families, and bad for colleges and universities" in an emailed statement sent by spokesman Andrew...

Street looks to make inroads for Tories in Point Douglas

Her stepfather is Robert Sopuck, Conservative MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa. She spent a few summers in Winnipeg, and lived there in the late 1990s. "I'm...

Group has big plans for natural gas in Westman

A Hydro representative and Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire met with the group last week to discuss the project. Maguire said he's supportive of the...

ANAVETS applauds plans to reopen Brandon veterans office

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire says there hasn't been any interruption in services for veterans, pointing to the lone case worker in the city's federal...

Budget gives First Nations $8.4B boost

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire said the Liberals inherited a surplus from the Conservatives when they left office. "It's out-of-control spending," Maguire said from Ottawa.

What will Selinger endorsement mean for Caldwell?

We have seen a campaign based on such a premise just last year, when Conservative Larry Maguire extinguished pretty much every reference to the Conservative...

Maguire attending Arctic conference in Stockholm

Larry Maguire will be heading to Stockholm in March to attend a conference about the well-being of the Arctic. The Brandon-Souris Conservative MP was chosen...

Manitoba oilpatch down, but not out

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire has been close to the oil industry for many years. All of the oil wells in Manitoba are in his...

NDP hopes to buy way into voters' hearts

It's also noteworthy that while local Conservative MP Larry Maguire won his own election battle, his government lost the election war. We've said it before,...

Show respect to all who work on stat holidays

Conservative MP Robert Sopuck has wasted no time in trying to find fault with everything our new Liberal government has done or plans to do.

Show respect to all who work on stat holidays

Conservative MP Robert Sopuck has wasted no time in trying to find fault with everything our new Liberal government has done or plans to do.

Memorable quotes of 2015: Part Two

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Conservative candidate Robert Sopuck during the /Westman Communications federal election debate. “In my community, 95 per cent of my people are on welfare...

Brandon Sun 2015 quiz answers

Standing at the northwest foot of the Daly Overpass with Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire announced the federal government...

'Honoured and humbled' Maguire sworn in as MP for second term

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire was sworn in on Wednesday for his second term. Parliament resumes today, with a speech from the throne on Friday.

Regional Viewpoint: Time to power up east-west Prairie electrical grid

Steven Fletcher, former Conservative MP for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, was a cabinet minister from 2008 to 2013 when he helped create the Building Canada fund, responsible...

Federal minister applauds Brandon airport project

Mihychuk joined provincial Municipal Government Minister and Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell and Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest, along with several other local representatives, including...

Move gets thumbs-up from Westman MPs

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Conservative MP Robert Sopuck was “delighted” to see Rona Ambrose step into Stephen Harper's leadership shoes Thursday — albeit on an interim basis...

Candice Bergen adds name to Conservative interim leadership contest

Brandon SunMinister of State (Social Development) Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Bergen...

Voters split along urban, rural lines

In the rural areas, Conservative incumbent Larry Maguire secured all but one poll — Oak Lake Reserve — which went to Wyman. "That's not surprising...

Sopuck vows to be strong voice in Opposition

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Conservative candidate Robert Sopuck hugs his granddaughter, Eden van Hoof, 6, after being announced as the winner of his riding at his campaign...

Candidate profile -

- Accountability essential for SopuckBrandon SunNEEPAWA — Standing at the podium, Robert Sopuck tells stories about his past to a room of approximately 30 Neepawa...

Candidates try to sway biz sector

Conservative candidate Larry Maguire, right, responds to a question posed by the panel of Nate Andrews, Michael Leech and Lori Dangerfield during the Brandon Chamber...

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Brandon Sun- Maguire happy to run on recordBrandon Sun- Maguire happy to run on record. By: Jillian Austin. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 ... Conservative incumbent...

Candidates debate tonight

Brandon-Souris NDP candidate Melissa Wastasecoot speaks as Liberal candidate Jodi Wyman, Conservative candidate Larry Maguire and Green party candidate David Neufeld listen during the Brandon...

Maguire didn't do himself any favours in debate

The Brandon Friendship Centre was clearly not within Larry Maguire's comfort zone Tuesday afternoon as all Brandon-Souris candidates took part in a debate that took...

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- Wyman trying to turn Liberal fortunes aroundBrandon SunLiberal candidate Rolf Dinsdale was a close second in the 2013 byelection, just 389 votes behind Conservative...

Candidate profile -- Piché keen on bringing about change

On this day, however, Piché has traded in the red serge of the police force he used to represent for the red of the federal...

Health care hot topic at candidates' first debate

Conservative incumbent Larry Maguire spoke about the importance of the federal government's transfer payments to the provinces for health care. "It is our federal jurisdiction...