The Manitoba party establishment has inexplicably brought in a proposed series of changes that would give it some of the most restrictive membership and leadership processes of any NDP section in the country. The NDP cannot afford to disenfranchise anyone, and to do so is extremely shortsighted.
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.
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?
Meanwhile, Brad Wall remains Canada's most popular premier.
"There's always a certain advantage ... to having your hand on the reins of power."
They head to the polls in April.
The problem with establishing a Federal Cannabis Tax Fund is that somebody needs to ask for it, now, before the legislation is drafted. Mayors and councils across Canada may be reluctant to raise this publicly while marijuana is still illegal and because there is no formal recognition of municipal governments in our constitution.
Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau may want to be seen with some of these folks. Others? Not so much.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is ending 2014 with her approval rating essentially unchanged — but her ranking still lands her
Much of the province's oil patch is in the same area, inundated with water from heavy rain and overland flooding that hit