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.
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.
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.
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.
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.