Carla Compton Sworn in as MLA for Tuxedo


Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Metis, Winnipeg MB –  Carla Compton was sworn in today as Tuxedo’s first NDP MLA.

Compton was elected on June 18 following a by-election triggered by the resignation of former PC MLA and Premier Heather Stefanson.

“Tuxedo not only elected an NDP MLA, they also elected a nurse with years of experience on the front lines of our health care,” said Premier Wab Kinew. “Carla is bringing that experience to our government, and her perspective will be invaluable as we continue our work to rebuild health care after seven years of cuts.”

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Tuxedo and Manitobans in this way,” said MLA Compton. “Working as a nurse for 18 years, I saw how the previous government damaged our health care. My colleagues felt disrespected and unsafe in the workplace, and many of them left as a result. Our NDP government’s approach is already making a difference for workers on the front lines, and I’m excited to officially join the team today as the MLA for Tuxedo.”

The NDP government’s 2024 budget is increasing capacity in Manitoba by hiring 1000 new health care workers, reopening the Victoria ER and opening new neighbourhood clinics across the province.

MLA Compton will be joining Premier Kinew and Minister Asagwara as they continue their Health Care Listening Tour.