WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberals are hoping to change a provincial law and get official party status in the legislature.
The Liberals lost that status in last month’s election after winning only three seats, which has left them with less money for staff, fewer questions in question period and fewer spots on legislature committees.
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberal Party says it would boost government spending to help the economy, address climate change and protect health care if it wins Tuesday’s provincial election.
The party also revealed that it would keep hundreds of millions of dollars in carbon tax revenues for government programs instead of being fully refunded through income-tax rebates, as the current federal tax does.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister flew north Friday — into territory that has not traditionally been Tory-friendly — as the provincial election campaign entered the home stretch and another poll suggested a somewhat-comfortable lead for the party.
Pallister, who is seeking a second mandate as premier, visited Thompson and other communities with deep NDP roots ahead of Tuesday’s vote.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister was the main target Wednesday night as the leaders of the province’s four main political parties squared off in a 50-minute televised debate that occasionally devolved into noisy cross-talk.
Pallister, ahead in opinion polls and having fulfilled a key promise to reduce the provincial sales tax, focused on taxes and large deficits under the previous NDP government as he made his pitch for a second mandate.
WINNIPEG — With one party leader getting into trouble over his tropical vacation home and another with past criminal convictions and misogynistic writings, there’s a lot of material for a negative Manitoba election campaign.
But halfway through the four-week campaign, party advertising has not been overly negative.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s incumbent Progressive Conservatives were hit with downbeat economic and polling numbers Thursday as the provincial election campaign drew to its midway point.
The Conference Board of Canada predicted that the province’s economy will grow by 0.5 per cent this year — a drop from earlier estimates. The board also forecast an anemic 0.8 per cent growth for 2020, the lowest among the provinces.