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Bernier Tears Strip Off Conservatives, Scheer as He Quits Federal Party

Bernier Tears Strip Off Conservatives, Scheer as He Quits Federal Party

By Mia Rabson and Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Maxime Bernier
Conservative MP Maxime Bernier participates in an interview with The Canadian Press in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Maverick Conservative MP and former leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier has called a news conference in Ottawa just as his caucus colleagues are kicking off a three-day gathering in Halifax. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Maverick Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose open defiance has been a major headache for the Opposition Conservatives, is quitting the party to start his own political movement — and he’s not pulling his punches.

Bernier, who narrowly lost the Tory leadership to rival Andrew Scheer, says he feels the party has abandoned its true ideals by refusing to end corporate subsidies or abolish the supply management system for poultry and dairy products.

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When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont addresses supporters after winning a provincial byelection in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Armed with a new legislature seat and more clout for his long-suffering party, Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says he intends to fight against the Progressive Conservative government’s cost-cutting agenda and for public spending to stimulate the economy and reduce the deficit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Westman residents can be forgiven for forgetting that a provincial byelection just took place. While usually dull affairs, that wasn’t the case this time and the outcome could have an interesting impact on the province’s political future.

When the polls closed in the St. Boniface riding on July 17, the results were surprising.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The governing Progressive Conservatives, under Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, have widened their lead over the opposition NDP, a new poll suggests.

According to a new Mainstreet Research UltraPoll, released on Friday, the PCs have 49.8 percent support — up six percent since January — while the NDP is at 38.7 percent.

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Manitoba Hydro Board Resigns Over Inability to Meet with Pallister Government

Manitoba Hydro Board Resigns Over Inability to Meet with Pallister Government

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — Nine of the 10 members on the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board resigned Wednesday over what they say were failed attempts to meet with Premier Brian Pallister and his government.

“For over a year we have attempted to meet with the premier to resolve a number of critical issues related to the finances and governance of Manitoba Hydro, including matters related to Hydro’s efforts to further develop its relationship with Indigenous peoples,” a statement from the board said.

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Gas Prices Going Up, Ambulance Fees Going Down: Manitoba Budget

Gas Prices Going Up, Ambulance Fees Going Down: Manitoba Budget

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Cameron Friesen
Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen speaks about the 2018 budget during media lockup at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Monday, March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba residents will be paying just over five cents more for a litre of gas after the carbon tax kicks in Sept. 1., but the province has promised that all its revenues will eventually be returned to Manitobans through tax reductions.

Premier Brian Pallister said Manitobans have had to learn how to do more with less, and with the upcoming carbon tax and increased hydro rates, he said it’s important to find a balance to make sure money is still ending up on Manitoba families’ tables.

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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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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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