Manitoba Election

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The NDP Lost The Manitoba Election The Day Greg Selinger Ran

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.
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Selinger: Manitobans Want Tax Hike

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is sticking with his commitment to the provincial sales tax hike that some believe is the reason he's fighting to keep his job as leader of the province's NDP...
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Manitoba Tories Try To Topple Gov't

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Opposition Leader Brian Pallister has launched an attempt to defeat the troubled NDP government in the legislature, but it appears doomed to fail.Pallister has moved a non-confiden...
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Why I Predicted A BC Liberal Win

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.
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Stop Blaming Young Voters

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.
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Why I Didn't Vote

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.
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Manitoba PCs Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

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.
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Manitoba Liberals All But Annihilated

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 River Heights section of Winnipeg, but he is a party o...