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 – 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 – When the Manitoba NDP announced it was nominating broadcaster, author and indigenous activist Wab Kinew to run in a Winnipeg riding, it was hailed as a brilliant move that could breathe new life into a party at risk of being swept from power.
Charismatic with a high profile — Kinew’s book “The Reason You Walk” was recently a nominee for the RBC Taylor Prize — his image became the NDP’s home page and the party encouraged people to tweet #ImWithWab.