Manitoba Election

Manitoba NDP's Loyalty Pledge Is No More

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2015 | 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 12.25.2015 | 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 12.23.2015 | 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 10.19.2015 | 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...

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.