Manitoba Election

The NDP Lost The Manitoba Election The Day Greg Selinger Ran

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

With over a year and a half to work, a new leader could have righted the ship, made this election competitive, saved the careers of dozens of MLAs and perhaps even have won government. What Greg Selinger likely counted on at the time, despite seeing these numbers, is what we saw during the last election, and what historically happens in Manitoba.

Signs Point To End Of 16 Years Of NDP In Manitoba Election

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Politics

The ruling NDP has faced voter anger since they raised the provincial sales tax in 2013.

Tories Surge, Liberals Fall In Manitoba Election Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Politics

The Tories have been leading in opinion polls since the NDP government raised the provincial sales tax in 2013.

Manitoba Tory Leader Says He's 'Not Adverse' To Celebrating Pride

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Brian Pallister called same-sex marriage a "social experiment" in 2005.

There's A 'Perfect Storm' Splicing Votes In Manitoba

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2017 | Canada Politics

Bad news for NDP and Liberal campaigns.

Manitoba NDP, PCs Accuse Each Other Of Hiding Things

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Politics

The NDP accused PC Leader Brian Pallister over the weekend of hiding the specifics of what he'd cut, noting they could include reductions to health care and education.

Manitoba PC Leader A Tough Taskmaster, Prone To Gaffes

CP Politics | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics

"An important part of work, of life, of politics is showing up."

Manitoba's NDP Government Faces Tough Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics

The NDP and its 16-year run in government could be in peril.

Manitoba Liberal Leader Still An Enigma

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics

Rana Bokhari has a tough campaign ahead of her.

How Wab Kinew Went From Rapper To Manitoba NDP Candidate

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Politics

"When push comes to shove, are you going to find a stronger advocate for indigenous people, for the kids in Attawapiskat? I don't think so."

Manitoba NDP Star Wab Kinew Faces Calls To Be Dumped As Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The comments made fun of fat women and called a sport "gay.''

This One Word Makes Greg Selinger's Campaign Ad Fall Flat

Quito Maggi | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

I watched the new Manitoba NDP ad this morning with some interest and after a few seconds I realized I have seen this ad before. Back in 2011, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty looked like he was about to lose a looming election, the polls were bad, his approval numbers were terrible -- sound familiar?

Manitoba NDP's Loyalty Pledge Is No More

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Politics

"I think everybody in our caucus is here for the right reason. I think they're motivated to continue to serve."

Manitoba Electoral Reform May Lower Voting Age

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2016 | Canada Politics

"A lot of students I meet — young people — are very interested in the political process and bring a lot of good ideas."

Ex-Tory MP Hoping For A Seat In Manitoba Legislature

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Fletcher was defeated in October's federal election.

Good Luck, Manitoba Voters

CP Politics | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics

They head to the polls in April.

'A Bunch' Of Election Workers Cancel At Last Minute In Winnipeg

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Lineups formed outside some polling stations as workers were brought in from other electoral districts.

Selinger: Manitobans Want Tax Hike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is sticking with his commitment to the provincial sales tax hike that some believe is the reason he's fighti...

Manitoba Tories Try To Topple Gov't

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Opposition Leader Brian Pallister has launched an attempt to defeat the troubled NDP government in the legislature, but it appears...

Manitoba's Embattled Premier To Face Party Vote

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Embattled Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will face a party leadership vote at the provincial NDP's annual convention in March — the end r...

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...