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Manitoba politicians who quit get recently enhanced severance pay

WINNIPEG – When Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire quit the Manitoba legislature to run for a federal seat, he received $85,564 in transition pay under a formula that was enhanced after the last provincial election. 611 more words


Manitoba government defends infrastructure spending

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s NDP government insists it didn’t break its promise to spend all revenue from its sales tax hike on infrastructure.

Last year the provincial sales tax was increased from 7 to 8 per cent, in what the Selinger government said was a necessary move to raise more money to spend on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. 268 more words


The deconstruction - what went down

So, in the end it wasn’t even close. Unless the special votes are dramatically out of kilter with the votes counted on election night, National has the numbers to govern alone. 704 more words


Craig's press secretary leaves in tears

Conservative leader Colin Craig has just lost his press secretary of two years:

Rachel MacGregor has told Newstalk ZB she’s left the party as of this morning. 170 more words


How the MSM fails us on democracy

Democracy means more than one man, one vote. It requires an informed and engaged citizenry. The media’s role is not just to report authoritative talking heads. 938 more words

New Zealand Politics

Colin Craig: The Christian With No Compassion

The New Zealand General Election is upon us this week and as we all know, inequality has been a much talked about topic. When we raise issues such as child poverty it is really amazing to see the difference between those who care about the welfare of our most vulnerable, and those who seem truly unable (or unwilling) to look past their own life experiences and see the world through a different point of view. 729 more words

New Zealand

What kind of government would National lead?

The choice for NZ voters is becoming clearer in the last days of the 2014 election. The irony is that after John Key’s persistent scaremongering about the “five-headed monster” of the centre-left, the two most likely options we have are a three-headed coalition of natural allies versus a five-or-six headed hydra of extremists and sworn enemies. 342 more words

Election 2014