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NDP Leader Greg Selinger Resigns, Will Stay on as MLA

NDP Leader Greg Selinger Resigns, Will Stay on as MLA

By Luke Jacob Thiessen (@ljthiessen)

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NDP leader Greg Selinger delivers his concession speech surrounded by family at party headquarters at the RBC Convention Centre on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (LUKE JACOB THIESSEN)
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NDP faithful hold up signs of support at party headquarters on Tuesday night. (LUKE JACOB THIESSEN)

WINNIPEG — “Democracy has worked tonight. Yes, it has.”

Manitoba New Democratic Party leader Greg Selinger talked over a crowd of beaming supporters at the RBC Convention Centre Tuesday evening, after losing his majority government to the Progressive Conservatives. It marked the end of 16 years in power for the NDP, and also the end of Selinger’s run as party leader.

“I will and I have already, talked to the president of the party, and I’ve offered my resignation.”

Supporters at NDP headquarters took the news with mixed emotions.

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NDP Would Fast Track Inner Ring Road Completion: Selinger

NDP Would Fast Track Inner Ring Road Completion: Selinger

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s NDP tackled infrastructure during a campaign announcement on Wednesday.

Leader Greg Selinger said his party would finish an inner ring road, which is currently set to be completed in 2031.

Selinger said the NDP would fast track the process, starting with Chief Peguis Trail, and share costs 50/50 with the federal government. Selinger said the road would integrate with Lagimodiere, Bishop Grandin and a widened Kenaston/Route 90 to form a complete inner ring road.

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Manitoba Tory Ad Warning of Tax Hike Goes Under the Microscope

Manitoba Tory Ad Warning of Tax Hike Goes Under the Microscope

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Leader of the Opposition Brian Pallister speaks to media after the speech from the throne at the Manitoba Legislature on Monday, November 16, 2015. Pallister says his party would reduce the record number of kids in care by improving the provincial economy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – In the lead-up to the April 19 Manitoba election, The Canadian Press is running a series of stories called Ad-Curracy, in which we look at the facts behind claims made in political advertisements.

This instalment focuses on a Progressive Conservative ad, which has aired on television and is hosted on the party’s YouTube channel.

The ad:

The 30-second ad focuses on the NDP government’s decision in 2013 to raise the provincial sales tax to eight per cent from seven, and warns that the New Democrats will raise it again to nine or 10 per cent if re-elected.

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Selinger Commits $25M for Child Care Spaces

Selinger Commits $25M for Child Care Spaces

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A re-elected NDP government would create public and community-operated child care centres at a cost of $25 million through a capital fund.

Leader Greg Selinger said on Sunday his party would add at least 100 spaces in St. James alone.

“Affordable, high-quality child care is a major priority for working families and one of the keys to building a stronger middle class,” Selinger said.

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Selinger Promises Cash for Gimli Area, St. Laurent Arena

Selinger Promises Cash for Gimli Area, St. Laurent Arena

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Gimli Viking

The NDP government would invest nearly $4.5 million into the Gimli, Manitoba area if re-elected.

During an announcement in the town on Thursday, leader Greg Selinger said his party would spend $450,000 on Viking Park and improving Gimli Beach with new accessible washrooms.

Selinger also said $4 million would go to the RM of Gimli to build a new community multiplex and make significant upgrades to Highways 8 and 9.

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Manitoba NDP Would Cap School Fees to $100 Annually

Manitoba NDP Would Cap School Fees to $100 Annually

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP would cap the fees schools can charge parents to $100 a year if re-elected.

The fee would include regular programming, school supplies, instrument rentals, and intermural sports.

Parent councils would also receive $1,000 grants to help offset child minding costs and fundraising efforts, and the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils will see increased funding.

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Manitoba NDP Pledges to Lower Hydro Loan Interest Rates

Manitoba NDP Pledges to Lower Hydro Loan Interest Rates

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Christophe Ena)

A re-elected NDP government says it would help Manitobans save on their utility bills.

Leader Greg Selinger said his party would ensure Manitoba Hydro PowerSmart loan interest rates are lowered by one percent to 2.9% from 3.9% for homeowners. For commercial and small businesses, rates will be lowered to 2.9% from 5.6% and apartment buildings will now qualify for Pay As You Save.

“The NDP is committed to keeping PowerSmart part of Manitoba Hydro, with a strong mandate to save people money and create green jobs,” Selinger said. “The NDP is the only party that can be trusted to keep Manitoba Hydro public to benefit everyone, not just the wealthy few.”

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NDP Pledge Two New Soccer Pitches in Brandon

NDP Pledge Two New Soccer Pitches in Brandon

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Brandon East NDP candidate Drew Caldwell and leader Greg Selinger at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (TODAYSNDP.CA)

The NDP would build two new soccer pitches in Brandon if they’re re-elected next month.

Leader Greg Selinger was in the Wheat City Tuesday to make the announcement at Assiniboine Community College.

Selinger said existing soccer fields are too often at risk of flooding when the Assiniboine River spills its banks every spring.

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NDP Pledges $20M for Upgrades to Manitoba Parks

NDP Pledges $20M for Upgrades to Manitoba Parks

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s NDP would invest $20 million to upgrade provincial parks if re-elected.

Leader Greg Selinger announced Saturday his party would adopt the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s 96/4 funding model for the tourism industry, meaning the province would reinvest at least 4% of all tourism tax dollars back into the industry through Travel Manitoba.

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