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Richard Paul Wowchuk is a Canadian provincial politician, who was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the riding of Swan River in the 2016 election.[1] He is a member of the Progressive Conservative party, and defeated NDP incumbent Ron Kostyshyn in the election.

Rick Wowchuk

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Swan River
Assumed office
April 19, 2016
Preceded byRon Kostyshyn
Personal details
BornSwan River, Manitoba
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Despite sharing the same surname, Wowchuk is not related to former Swan River MLA Rosann Wowchuk.

During the 2019 Manitoba general election campaign, Wowchuk came under scrutiny after it was revealed he was under sexual harassment allegations from his former constituency office assistant. It was reported Wowchuk violated workplace policy on five occasions.[2] The allegations did not affect Wowchuk at the polls, as he was re-elected in his riding by a large margin and was voted to remain in the PC caucus.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manitoba election results". Global News. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ PC candidate breached workplace policy
  3. ^ MLA Rick Wowchuk remains in PC caucus