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Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew appears at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this week.

Wab Kinew says he wants to address what he says are lies and half-truths in the email that said he has been convicted of several crimes not previously reported.

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Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew appears at a news conference in Winnipeg on Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — NDP leadership hopeful Wab Kinew has landed the support of three prominent unions.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505, Canadian Union of Public Employees – Manitoba, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085 have endorsed Kinew to be the party’s next leader.

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Manitoba NDP Retains Point Douglas Riding in Provincial Byelection

Manitoba NDP Retains Point Douglas Riding in Provincial Byelection

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
A tear rolls down the cheek of Bernadette Smith, from Winnipeg as she talks about the Missing and Murdered Indigineous Women inquiry on Parliament Hill in Ottawaw on December 8, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats retained their safest seat — the Point Douglas constituency in inner-city Winnipeg — in a byelection Tuesday night, but by a much narrower margin than in previous races.

When all poll results were in, New Democrat candidate Bernadette Smith had captured 44 per cent of the vote in a seat where the NDP had never previously scored less than 52 per cent.

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Byelection This Week May Indicate Whether Manitoba NDP Can Rebound

Byelection This Week May Indicate Whether Manitoba NDP Can Rebound

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
A tear rolls down the cheek of Bernadette Smith, from Winnipeg as she talks about the Missing and Murdered Indigineous Women inquiry on Parliament Hill in Ottawaw on December 8, 2015. A byelection in Manitoba this week is being closely watched to see if the provincial New Democrats have started to rebound following last year’s electoral defeat or whether the now-opposition party has further to fall. The NDP have put forward Bernadette Smith, a teacher and activist with long ties to the area and who co-founded the Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – A byelection in Manitoba this week is being closely watched to see if the provincial New Democrats have started to rebound following last year’s electoral defeat or whether the now-opposition party has further to fall.

Tuesday’s vote is being held in the Point Douglas constituency in Winnipeg’s inner city. It is arguably the NDP’s safest seat — voters have never elected anyone other than a New Democrat and never given a NDP candidate less than 52 per cent support.

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Manitoba Tories Say NDP Getting Political at Polling Station

Manitoba Tories Say NDP Getting Political at Polling Station

By The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
The Tories allege Point Douglas NDP candidate Bernadette Smith has posted photos on Twitter of voters in front of a polling station. (NDP)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are accusing the Opposition New Democrats of breaking election rules that ban political activities at polling stations.

The Tories have filed a complaint with the returning office in Point Douglas — a Winnipeg seat where advance polls are underway for a byelection on Tuesday.

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NDP MP, Leadership Hopeful Niki Ashton Says She’s Pregnant, Pressing On

NDP MP, Leadership Hopeful Niki Ashton Says She’s Pregnant, Pressing On

By The Canadian Press

Niki Ashton
NDP MP Niki Ashton addresses the media at a national caucus strategy session on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Saskatoon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

OTTAWA – Manitoba MP Niki Ashton is expecting a baby in November, the NDP leadership hopeful announced Monday.

Ashton is one of six candidates seeking the party’s top job — a leadership race scheduled to wrap up in October, when rank-and-file members pick a successor to Tom Mulcair.

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Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew listens at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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

Former member of Parliament Judy Wasylycia-Leis, former provincial cabinet minister Nancy Allan and Michelle McHale, who dropped out of the leadership race earlier this spring, have all thrown their support behind Kinew’s bid for the party leadership that will be decided in September.

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Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

By The Canadian Press

Michelle McHale
Michelle McHale, who is organizing the first-ever pride march in Steinbach, Manitoba, is photographed on the route in Steinbach Friday, June 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – One of the candidates for the leadership of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party is dropping out of the race.

Michelle McHale says she is no longer running because of personal health concerns, which she did not specify.

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Manitoba NDP Reject Push to Allow Every Member a Vote on Party Leadership

Manitoba NDP Reject Push to Allow Every Member a Vote on Party Leadership

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Flor Marcelino
Manitoba’s interim NDP leader Flor Marcelino speaks to media after the provincial budget is read in the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba New Democrats have rejected a push to allow every member a vote on the party leadership — a decision a political analyst says could favour author and indigenous activist Wab Kinew.

“The old status quo system has tended to reward people who were connected to the caucus or to some of the leading organizations that form part of the NDP,” said Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba.

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Manitoba’s Tory Caucus Takes Wage Freeze

Manitoba’s Tory Caucus Takes Wage Freeze

Manitoba Legislative Building
The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Wages are frozen for Progressive Conservative MLAs for the duration of their current term.

Premier Brian Pallister announced Wednesday all salary increases will be halted until the next election.

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