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More red ink as Manitoba prepares budget

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger appears optimistic that his NDP government might avoid tax increases as it continues to struggle to balance the budget. 527 more words


Manitoba NDP face 'uphill battle' despite win in The Pas: analyst

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba New Democrats have retained a long-held seat in a byelection in The Pas, but it was the third straight vote in which NDP support has dropped since the government raised the provincial sales tax. 324 more words


Manitoba family services minister warned about jail time for CFS kids

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s family services minister says she was warned a while ago that kids in care were being kept in jail longer than necessary because of a shortage of appropriate foster care spots. 264 more words


The Pas residents head to polls Tuesday for Manitoba byelection

WINNIPEG – Residents of The Pas are heading to the polls to vote in the Manitoba byelection Tuesday.

Three candidates are running for the legislature seat in The Pas – New Democrat Amanda Lathlin, Progressive Conservative Jakob Nasekapow and Liberal Inez Vystrcil-Spence. 181 more words


Manitoba's rebel NDPers back in the family after healing session

WINNIPEG – The rebel MLA’s who spoke out against the Premier five months ago have been welcomed back into caucus with full privileges.

Greg Selinger made the announcement following a party retreat this afternoon. 133 more words


Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger lays low, staff blame election law

WINNIPEG — Avoiding reporters. Eschewing news conferences. Keeping public appearances hush-hush.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has been keeping a low profile at a time when there are questions about whether his caucus can put an end to an internal revolt and govern the province as a united body. 455 more words


Manitoba NDPers ask caucus to sign 'pledge of solidarity'

WINNIPEG – Two members of Manitoba’s strife-torn NDP government are inviting their fellow MLAs to sign a “pledge of solidarity.”

It’s a further sign of the divisions that remain in the province’s ruling party after a bitterly fought leadership contest. 267 more words