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Steve Ashton to run for leadership of Manitoba NDP

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba New Democrat leadership race is about to get a second candidate.

Steve Ashton, a longtime former cabinet minister, confirmed Tuesday night he is throwing his hat in the ring for the opposition party leadership that will be decided Sept. 369 more words

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Unveiling of Painting of Daryl Reid; Manitoba Legislature (Winnipeg Photographers)

I love the variety in my job as a photographer. I do portraits of babies, children, families, head shots, weddings and the list goes on and on. 84 more words

Winnipeg Photographers

Andrew Swan endorses Wab Kinew for Manitoba NDP leadership

Author, indigenous activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew has picked up more support in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats.

Andrew Swan, a former justice minister who has held a legislature seat since 2004, says he believes Kinew can reunite the party and attract voters. 361 more words

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Dougald Lamont running for helm of Manitoba Liberals

The race for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party has a second candidate.

Dougald Lamont says he is entering the race that will be decided at the party’s Oct. 116 more words

Politics

Omnibus bill proposes changes to provincial funding for city transit, infrastructure

WINNIPEG — Manitoba municipalities are losing some of the guarantees they have when it comes to provincial funding for transit and infrastructure.

An omnibus budget bill before the legislature would eliminate a requirement for the province to fund at least 50 per cent of municipal transit operating costs each year. 234 more words

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Exception in new bill could see freeze in Manitoba minimum wage during recessions

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is planning to raise the province’s minimum wage every year along with the rate of inflation.

A bill now before the legislature would see the minimum wage increased every Oct. 104 more words

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Nurses rally against health-care cuts, hundreds gather at Manitoba legislature

WINNIPEG — Hundreds of nurses from across the province gathered in the┬áManitoba legislature protesting cuts to health services Wednesday afternoon.

The’Putting Patients First’ rally is protesting┬áthe recent closures to emergency room departments and other healthcare cuts. 159 more words

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