WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals won a key provincial byelection Tuesday night, securing a legislature seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, and gaining official party status and the funding that comes with it.
Lamont, elected Liberal leader last October, soared well ahead of second-place NDP candidate Blandine Tona as results continued to come in late Tuesday night in the St. Boniface constituency in Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called a byelection Tuesday for the St. Boniface seat in Winnipeg — a long-time NDP stronghold that the Liberals hope to steal with their new leader.
The July 17 vote will fill a seat that has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. Selinger held the constituency with strong voter support since 1999, although the area voted Liberal prior to that and is represented federally by the Liberals.
WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing — but declining calls from his own leader to resign — after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former cabinet ministers sexually harassed them.
Several women who worked with Stan Struthers, an NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, say he tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks.
WINNIPEG – Another former Manitoba government employee says she was groped and sexually harassed by a longtime NDP cabinet minister.
Shannon Van Raes told The Canadian Press she worked with Stan Struthers in 2010 when he was agriculture minister. She said that on a flight to an announcement, Struthers asked if she liked being tickled.
WINNIPEG – The woman at the centre of 14-year-old allegations of domestic violence against Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew says she was thrown across a room and left with rug burn on her legs.
In an interview with The Canadian Press Thursday, Tara Hart said she had been dating Kinew for about two years while they were in university.