Greg Selinger

Manitoba Tories Have Peaked: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A new opinion poll suggests continuing troubles for Manitoba's NDP government, and a possible plateau for the Opposition Progressive Conser...

Floods Hit Manitoba's Oil Industry HARD

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Business

Wet weather and flooding in Manitoba is hitting the oil industry hard. Much of the province's oil patch is in the same area, inundated with water fr...

State Of Emergency, As Military Called In

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is preparing to deliberately flood a swath of land and threaten 150 homes as it struggles to contain a torrent of flood water comi...

Why Is Question Period Full of Fifth Graders?

Will Braun | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Will Braun

Why can't the premier and the leader of the opposition demand that their MLAs refrain from heckling, name-calling, inane repetition and unnecessarily charged language? That would at least bring them up to the level of civility expected in any fifth grade classroom. Maybe we can turn question period into something worthy of attendance.

So Long And Thanks For Everything

CP | Steve Lambert and China Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Polar bears and planes, pirouettes and Pooh featured prominently as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla spent the last day of their four-da...

Manitoba New Democrats Struggling: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A new opinion poll suggests Manitoba's governing New Democrats are still struggling, while the Liberals appear to have momentum.The Probe R...

Canada's Most, Least Popular Premiers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is still the most popular provincial leader in the country, a new poll suggests. But the latest quarterly survey fro...

Time For B.C. To Say Sayonara To The Senate

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The best thing for B.C. is to join Saskatchewan and Manitoba and call for the abolition of the Senate. Premier Clark, deep down, knows this. In her 2011 leadership campaign, she was clear: "We don't really need a Senate." Since then, the Senate's reputation has only worsened, as new scandals and criminal charges tear away any credibility that once resided in the Upper Chamber.

Poll Suggests This Premier Could Be In Serious Trouble

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics

A new poll suggests Greg Selinger's NDP government in Manitoba is in serious trouble just as a controversy from 2012 explodes. The survey, conducte...

Premier BOOTS Former Minister

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger booted one of his members from the NDP caucus Tuesday after she openly challenged the premier and accused hi...

Biggest Provincial Winners, Losers In 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

How did Canada's 20 premiers and opposition leaders fare in 2013? Below, their report cards. (A+) One provincial leader gets top marks for 2013, an...

Conflict In Manitoba Legislature Heats Up

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's opposition parties are calling for an inquiry and the ousting of an NDP MLA from caucus after Premier Greg Selinger admitted he ...

Western Union

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

WINNIPEG - Canada's western premiers say bullying is a serious issue and all provinces and territories need to find ways to tackle the new dimension t...

Manitoba's Inevitable PST Increase

Cole Hogan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

In the 2011 Manitoba general election, NDP leader Greg Selinger claimed opposition accusations that the NDP would raise the PST were "total nonsense". These comments came back to haunt him as Progressive Conservative MLAs repeatedly rose to their feet in the legislature this week to question the NDP on their 2011 PST referendum stance.

Manitoba Taxpayers To Dig Deeper

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG, MB, - Manitoba's NDP government is raising the provincial sales tax and side-stepping a law that requires a referendum on the issue.Tuesday'...

Closure Of Restaurant Over Homophobia Pushes Premier To Act

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is going out to lunch in a show of support for two small-town restaurant owners who say homophobia has chase...

Public Subsidy? Yes, Please!

CP | Steve Lambert | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - For five years, the idea of political parties in Manitoba taking public subsidies for their day-to-day operations has been a political hot ...

Manitoba Throne Speech Features Deficit Backtracking

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government appears set to break its promise to balance the budget by 2014 as it invests new money in health care, environmen...

Six-Figure Severance For Manitoba's Premier's Aide

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger's former top adviser walked away from his job with a six-figure severance package, documents released Friday...

4 Litres Of Milk For Over $20?! Not Good Enough: Manitoba Premier

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is looking to cut the price of milk and other essential foods in remote northern communities.Premier Greg Selinger ...

Someone Else Has Been Looking At His Divorce File: Tories

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A second person with links to the Manitoba NDP accessed the court documents surrounding the divorce of federal Public Safety Minister Vic T...

Not One Bill Introduced During Fall Session In Manitoba

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Politicians are known as legislators and sit in legislatures, so you might expect them to introduce and debate legislation.But in Manitoba ...

Why I Didn't Vote

Will Braun | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Will Braun

I wasn't too busy. I didn't forget. I wasn't even one of those principled abstainers who dutifully spoil a ballot in vague protest. I just didn't bother voting. I know my view is not popular, but I doubt I'm the only one.

Manitoba PCs Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Steve Lafleur | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

Whether or not the NDP deficit reduction plan is manageable, failing to offer an alternative plan along the same timeline was a missed opportunity for the Tories. With chaos caused by out of control public debt in Europe and the U.S., it is hard to imagine that a party pledging to prolong deficits is fiscally responsible.

Manitoba Election: Not So Close After All, Eh?

George Stephenson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
George Stephenson

Overall, the Conservative campaign had as much chance of catching fire as a soggy log. It was difficult to see any strategy beyond talking about how every Manitoban was in danger of being murdered in their beds. Selinger dubbed McFadyen the Grim Reaper.