Manitoba Election

Why I Predicted A BC Liberal Win

Mike Klassen | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Last September, while swimming against a tidal wave of negative public opinion, I predicted the BC Liberal Party led by Premier Christy Clark would win the May 2013 election. Understandably, most readers scoffed. I can assure you that I am no Nostradamus. Don't bother asking me which stock to pick or what the 649 Lottery numbers will be. Rather, I relish being a contrarian. It is my nature to question the prevailing view on a range of topics - politics in particular - and to hopefully stir intelligent debate.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Historic Federal Election

John Laforet | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

For the first time since Confederation, the once mighty Liberal Party of Canada was neither the government or official opposition. Layton became the first New Democrat to be sworn in as Her Majesty's Official Leader of the Opposition, another historic moment brought to us by May 2nd's election.

Manitoba Throne Speech Focuses On Health, Education, Crime

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government will fulfil election promises to hire more doctors, limit class sizes and fight crime, Premier Greg Selinger said...

Manitoba Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard Won't Run Again

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Jon Gerrard says his time as leader of the Manitoba Liberals is coming to an end.Gerrard says the party is aiming to have a leadership convent...

Recounts Likely In Two Manitoba Ridings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The final vote have been tallied and it looks like two ridings in Manitoba are headed for recounts.After ballots from prisons and hospitals...

Stop Blaming Young Voters

Ilona Dougherty | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Ilona Dougherty

Perhaps the most common misconception is that young Canadians lack faith in democracy. Anyone who believes this simply hasn't looked at the evidence. Youth have just as much (or little) faith in our democratic process as their parents' generations, and it doesn't explain the difference in voter turnout.

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.

Manitoba Liberals All But Annihilated

CP | Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The doctor is in, but his party remains flat on its back.Jon Gerrard, a 63-year-old former pediatrician, retained his seat in the tony Rive...

Selinger Stakes Fourth NDP Majority In Manitoba

CP | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's New Democrats rode a resilient economy to win a fourth-straight majority government Tuesday, even though the Progressive Conserv...

#WhyIVote: Canadians Explain Why They Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

During a month featuring elections in four provinces and one territory, The Huffington Post is asking Canadians why they vote. Some argue voting is...

Key Issues In Manitoba Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Key issues in Manitoba election:Health care: Voters identified health care as a key issue and parties sparred over how to improve it. The N...

Manitoba Election Closest In More Than A Decade

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's New Democrats rode a resilient economy to win a fourth-straight majority government Tuesday, even though the Progressive Conserv...

Which Premier Will Cut Our Commute?

Steve Lafleur | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

As urban Ontarians and Manitobans head to the polls, they will have a lot of promises to weigh when casting their ballot. But the last thought running through the heads of many will be what a hassle it was to get to the polling station.

Battleground Winnipeg As Leaders Make Final Push

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - One of Manitoba's most competitive — and one of its nastiest — election campaigns was in its final hours Monday with the two parties du...

Any Voters in Manitoba Still Awake?

Shirley Muir | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Shirley Muir

The media couldn't even keep its eyes open during the Manitoba election campaign, only occasionally looking below the surface of the promises and policies. Then again, the resurrected NHL Winnipeg Jets were beginning their pre-season games and the Bombers were in first place. The media can only do so much.

'Chinese Trash': Candidate Compared To Bus Beheader

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - An anonymous letter mailed out to some residents in Winnipeg in the dying days of Manitoba's election campaign that contains a racial slur ...

Fix Our 'Third World State' Says Manitoba First Nations Chief To Politicians

CP | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - One of Manitoba's aboriginal leaders says the lack of clean, running water and the third-world living conditions of Manitoba's First Nation...

Manitoba Debate: Selinger Comes Out Swinging

CP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

Manitoba NDP Leader Greg Selinger came out swinging in a debate Monday when he called a promise by Progressive Conservative Leader Hugh McFadyen “cr...

Nasty Campaign In 'Friendly Manitoba'

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The licence plates say Friendly Manitoba, but the province's election campaign has turned out to be anything but.From accusations of hidden...

Manitoba Parties Are Ignoring the Real Issues

Steve Lafleur | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

Manitoba doesn't need the provincial government to provide five new police officers in Brandon, or boutique tax credits aimed at every conceivable demographic group. Politicians need to fundamentally rethink the economic model on which the province operates.

Close Manitoba Race May Favour Incumbents

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

For the first time in a year, Greg Selinger's New Democrats were leading in the polls. A few hours later, they were trailing the Tories again. D...

Manitoba Race Is A Toss Up

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - With a week to go before Manitoba voters cast their ballots, an Environics poll has found those surveyed were evenly split between the gove...

Manitoba Election: Leaders Talk Schools In First Debate

CP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The men vying to become Manitoba's next premier say the province has to rid itself of the dubious distinction of having the second-highest ...