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Manitoba premier calls byelection for April 21 in The Pas

WINNIPEG – Voters in a northern Manitoba constituency will go to the polls April 21 in a provincial byelection.

The vote is in The Pas, a seat vacated last May when New Democrat Frank Whitehead resigned for health reasons. 149 more words


Premier Greg Selinger’s approval rating up despite turmoil: pollster

WINNIPEG – Greg Selinger remains the least popular premier but his approval rating has improved slightly despite turmoil in the Manitoba NDP, an online survey suggests. 142 more words


Manitoba Tory Leader Pallister wants NDP to review leadership vote

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Opposition Leader Brian Pallister wants the governing New Democrats to review the leadership vote which Premier Greg Selinger won.

Accusations that Selinger’s team struck a deal with a firefighters union to support the premier call the results into question, the Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader said. 192 more words


3 NDP staffers who worked for Theresa Oswald campaign lose jobs

WINNIPEG — Three NDP political staffers have been let go after they took leaves of absence from their jobs to work for Theresa Oswald’s leadership campaign. 208 more words


Political future for Manitoba's 'rebel five' New Democrats uncertain

WINNIPEG – Theresa Oswald wanted to be Manitoba’s premier, but after losing in a leadership race by just 33 votes, the MLA for Seine River is no longer sure what her political future holds. 283 more words


Manitoba's dysfunctional government an embarrassment: Opposition

WINNIPEG – Opposition Leader Brian Pallister says the last four months have been an “embarrassment” for Manitoba’s government. The narrow victory by Premier Greg Selinger in Sunday’s leadership race was a prime example of NDP “dysfunction,” Pallister said Monday. 94 more words


Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger back at work after clinging to job

WINNIPEG – After barely surviving a leadership vote, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger joked about finally being able to catch up on some laundry and housework. 353 more words