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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

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 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.

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Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Voters in one area of Winnipeg will go to the polls July 17 in a provincial byelection. Premier Brian Pallister has called the vote in the St. Boniface constituency, which has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

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.

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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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Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
NDP leader and former premier Greg Selinger, alongside his director of communications, Naline Rampersad, speaks with media at the Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the day after his party was defeated by the PC party with a majority. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger walked out of the Manitoba legislature for a final time Wednesday after 18 years as a provincial politician. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger welled up in the legislature Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fellow politicians, ending 18 years of sometimes-tumultuous service.

He used his final speech to call for a more inclusive political system.

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Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

Greg Selinger
Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger speaks to media after voting in the Manitoba election in Winnipeg on April 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is exiting provincial politics amid sexual harassment accusations against one of his former NDP cabinet ministers.

Selinger, the MLA for St. Boniface, announced Tuesday he would be resigning effective March 7.

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Former Manitoba Premier Apologizes After Women Allege Ex-Minister Tickled Them

Former Manitoba Premier Apologizes After Women Allege Ex-Minister Tickled Them

By The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger speaks to media after voting in the Manitoba election in Winnipeg on April 19, 2016. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former ministers sexually harassed them. Government workers say Stan Struthers, a NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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Ex-Staffer Says Former Manitoba Cabinet Minister Groped Her, Tried Tickling Her

Ex-Staffer Says Former Manitoba Cabinet Minister Groped Her, Tried Tickling Her

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Stan Struthers
A former Manitoba cabinet minister is apologizing after women have come forward alleging he tickled them and made inappropriate remarks while he was in government for over a decade. Manitoba Finance Minister Stan Struthers pauses during a press conference at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, responds at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s New Democratic Party has gone from a party-orange shade of red to black by clearing outstanding debt from the 2016 election.

The party raised $82,500 during a year-end fundraiser, bringing in nearly twice of what was raised during the same period in 2016.

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Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, listens at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has announced the party’s critics and caucus roles.

Kinew, who was elected leader on the weekend by party members, will be critic for intergovernmental affairs and international relations, Francophone affairs and municipal relations.

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Woman at Centre of Wab Kinew Domestic Assault Allegations Says She Was Thrown

Woman at Centre of Wab Kinew Domestic Assault Allegations Says She Was Thrown

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew attends a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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