Tanjit Nagra

Liberal candidate in the Fort Richmond Winnipeg race.

Tanjit can be reached on social media, at tanjit@tanjitnagra.ca, or by calling 204-201-0215.

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Questionnaire Response

Tanjit Nagra - Fort Richmond

1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?

I decided to run as a result of the changes I was seeing to the education system. I saw education become more expensive, with less investment from the Pallister government. In addition, supports for students were cut, including ACCESS Programs. There were also cuts to the incentives which kept students in Manitoba after graduation from post-secondary. With the K-12 review underway, I worry about what is coming down the pipe next. In my opinion, investing in education is one of the best investments for our future.

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

I have participated within the Fort Richmond community as a student, volunteer and professional and I’m proud to call the community my home. I understand and have listened to the needs of people in the community and I have  experience representing over 23,000 people while President of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU). I will work hard to be a strong representative for Fort Richmond.

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

Community
Health care
Education
Sustainability
These are important to me and my neighbours in Fort Richmond. It’s important to advocate for an efficient health care system where our front line workers are involved in decision making, as well as an affordable and accessible education system for all. Furthermore, it’s important that we invest in community infrastructure and transit projects all while investing in clean energy and leaving our planet better for the next generation.

News that mentions Tanjit Nagra

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Talking with Tanj

September 19, 2019

The Manitoban (UofM) - At just 23, Tanjit Nagra has become a career politician. Before Nagra took second place as the Manitoba Liberal Party candidate for MLA of the Fort Richmond riding in last week’s provincial election, she held a different title — UMSU president. The 2016 UMSU election was one of the tightest in the...

Southwest Winnipeg sticks with incumbents

September 16, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...newly drawn constituency of Fort Richmond, incumbent PC MLA Sarah Guillemard held onto her seat, despite a strong challenge from Liberal candidate Tanjit Nagra. Guillemard, 41, was first elected in 2016 unseating former NDP cabinet minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, who represented the area for 13 years. This...

Liberals ponder future without official party status

September 12, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Trail, Fort Richmond, The Maples and Tuxedo — which will likely be larger targets for the Grits next time around. Liberal Fort Richmond candidate Tanjit Nagra lost by 880 votes to Tory incumbent Sarah Guillemard. She's already mulling putting her name on a ballot again. Dr. Jon Gerrard is one of three...

NDP makes gains but city still wears PC blue

September 11, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...former MLA for Burrows, shifted to a new riding to defeat Tyndall Park NDP incumbent Ted Marcellino. However, no other Liberal hopefuls — namely Tanjit Nagra in Fort Richmond — gained entry to the legislature, leaving the party with only three seats and without official status. "One of the challenges...

2 black MLAs make history with elections to Manitoba Legislature

September 10, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...At least seven candidates for each of the Liberals and NDP also identified as LGBT. In south Winnipeg's Fort Richmond riding, Liberal candidate Tanjit Nagra, 23, also looked to make history as the province's youngest MLA. Cindy Lamoureux, 27, previously set the record when she was elected in 2016 at age...

Winnipeg Free Press

September 9, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...called for an end to single-use plastics, Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont also hit the campaign trail, including an event with Fort Richmond candidate Tanjit Nagra. Green Leader James Beddome eschewed a last-day photo-op or announcement and spent the day pounding the pavement in Fort Rouge, where he is running...

NDP talks home care, Liberals make education pledge

September 1, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...leader Dougald Lamont makes an education funding announcement in Winnipeg on Sunday. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press) Lamont was joined by Tanjit Nagra, the party’s candidate in Fort Richmond who is a two-time president of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. Nagra said during her time at...

Social media plays important role, reaches all age groups during election campaign: political scientist

August 14, 2019

CTV - ...focused on content about its policies and answering questions. Three candidates talk social media in the campaign Fort Richmond Liberal candidate Tanjit Nagra has close to 10,000 followers on her Instagram account. She said she has an interest in social media and has worked hard to build her profile. ...

Social media plays an important role, reaches all age groups during election campaign: political scientist

August 14, 2019

CTV - ...focused on content about its policies and answering questions. Three candidates talk social media in the campaign Fort Richmond Liberal candidate Tanjit Nagra has close to 10,000 followers on her Instagram account. She said she has an interest in social media and has worked hard to build her profile. ...

Liberals add to roster of candidates

July 9, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...Park) -Jon Gerrard (River Heights) -John Cacayuran (McPhillips) -Sarb Gill (Burrows) -Deep Brar (The Maples) -Donovan Martin (Notre Dame) -Tanjit Nagra (Fort Richmond) -Jeff Anderson (St. Vital) -Craig Larkins (Fort Garry) -Shandi Strong (Wolseley) -Robert Rivard (Dawson Trail) -Cyndy Friesen...