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Manitoba Liberal Leader Says Party Deserves Status Even with Three Seats

Manitoba Liberal Leader Says Party Deserves Status Even with Three Seats

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont attends a campaign event in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

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.

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Climate Emergency, No Single-Use Plastics If Manitoba Liberals Win Election

Climate Emergency, No Single-Use Plastics If Manitoba Liberals Win Election

By The Canadian Press

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Liberal Party of Manitoba leader Dougald Lamont at a leaders’ debate at CBC in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberals say they will declare a climate emergency and ban single-use plastics if the party is elected on Tuesday.

Leader Dougald Lamont says his party has the boldest green plan.

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Liberals Promise New Spending, Tories Rally on Manitoba Campaign Trail

Liberals Promise New Spending, Tories Rally on Manitoba Campaign Trail

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks in Winnipeg on Sunday Sept. 8, 2019. Lamont promised more than $1 billion a year in new spending as he released his party’s full platform in advance of Tuesday’s provincial election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

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.

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Manitoba Election: PC Leader Heads North, NDP and Liberals Focus on St. Boniface

Manitoba Election: PC Leader Heads North, NDP and Liberals Focus on St. Boniface

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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NDP Leader Wab Kinew is shown at a leaders’ debate at CBC in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
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Progressive Conservative party leader Brian Pallister announces that the provincial election is underway after a visit to the Lieutenant Governor on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

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.

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Front-Runners Campaign to Appeal to Base in Final Days Before Manitoba Vote

Front-Runners Campaign to Appeal to Base in Final Days Before Manitoba Vote

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader and Premier Brian Pallister speaks during a press conference at a medical clinic in Winnipeg, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s election campaign has entered its final days with the leaders of the two main parties focusing on their key messages as they hustle for votes in the home stretch.

The New Democrats continue to focus on health care and the Progressive Conservatives are driving home a tax reduction plan for the middle class.

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Liberals Say Universal Drug Coverage Would Save Manitobans $121M Each Year

Liberals Say Universal Drug Coverage Would Save Manitobans $121M Each Year

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Dougald Lamont speaks during a press conference at a community centre in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The Manitoba Liberals promise to fight to create a national pharmacare program if elected next week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberals are promising to fight for a national pharmacare program if they form government after Tuesday’s election.

Leader Dougald Lamont says Ottawa would shoulder the burden of costs and the Liberals would work with any federal government to bring it in.

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Manitoba Liberals Deny Pallister’s ‘Bizarre’ Request to Break an Election Law

Manitoba Liberals Deny Pallister’s ‘Bizarre’ Request to Break an Election Law

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Manitoba leader Dougald Lamont’s Liberal Party say Pallister made a “bizarre” request. (CP File Photo/John Woods)

The Manitoba Liberals rejected a “bizarre” request by Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister and his party that violates Manitoba’s Election Financing Act.

The letter was from the PC’s campaign director, David McLachlin on behalf of Pallister, requesting the release of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) emergency room wait times.

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Economy, Health Care Focus of Televised Manitoba Leaders Debate

Economy, Health Care Focus of Televised Manitoba Leaders Debate

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Liberal Party of Manitoba leader Dougald Lamont, left to right, Progressive Conservative leader and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, NDP leader Wab Kinew and Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome prepare for a leaders’ debate at CBC in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Manitobans go to the polls Sept. 10. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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Attack Ads on Simmer: Manitoba Election Campaign More About Issues Than Scandal

Attack Ads on Simmer: Manitoba Election Campaign More About Issues Than Scandal

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Progressive Conservative party leader Brian Pallister announces that the provincial election is underway after a visit to the Lieutenant Governor on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

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.

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Worsening Economic Numbers Arrive on Manitoba Campaign Trail

Worsening Economic Numbers Arrive on Manitoba Campaign Trail

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media during the Western Premiers’ conference, in Edmonton on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

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.

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