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Manitoba Premier Says He Plans to Give Opponents a Heads-Up Before Any Election

Manitoba Premier Says He Plans to Give Opponents a Heads-Up Before Any Election

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has eased speculation of an imminent election by saying he plans to give his opponents a heads-up before calling voters to the polls.

The Progressive Conservative premier has hinted for months that he may call an election before the currently scheduled date of Oct. 6, 2020. Following separate meetings with NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont on Monday, Pallister said he would give them a 90-day notice of an election “if possible.”

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Rare Get-Together of Manitoba Party Leaders Amid Election Speculation

Rare Get-Together of Manitoba Party Leaders Amid Election Speculation

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has invited the two opposition party leaders to a meeting on Monday amid speculation about an early election call.

Pallister’s office and the official Opposition New Democrats aren’t commenting on the get-together.

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Governing Tories Spent Little on Manitoba Byelection Won by Liberals

Governing Tories Spent Little on Manitoba Byelection Won by Liberals

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Newly released documents show the Manitoba Liberals outspent their opponents in a summer byelection that gave party leader Dougald Lamont a legislature seat.

The documents filed with Elections Manitoba show the governing Progressive Conservatives spent the least of any major party, despite having raised much more money than anyone else.

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