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Higher Carbon Tax Among Ideas Pitched for Manitoba NDP Convention

Higher Carbon Tax Among Ideas Pitched for Manitoba NDP Convention

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba opposition leader Wab Kinew speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Kinew says his New Democrats will delay the province’s proposed carbon tax law. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A much higher carbon tax and a limit on foreign-owned housing are among the items being pushed by some Manitoba New Democrats for consideration at the party’s annual convention.

The party’s Wolseley constituency association in Winnipeg says research shows that a carbon tax of US$240 per tonne would do more to persuade people to reduce consumption of fossil fuels.

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Manitoba NDP to Delay Carbon Tax Law; Wants Revenue for Climate Change Fight

Manitoba NDP to Delay Carbon Tax Law; Wants Revenue for Climate Change Fight

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba opposition leader Wab Kinew speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Kinew says his New Democrats will delay the province’s proposed carbon tax law. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats said Thursday they plan to delay the province’s proposed carbon tax law which will add just over five cents a litre to the cost of gasoline and drive up the cost other fuels.

The Progressive Conservative government has introduced a bill to enact the tax on Sept. 1, and NDP Leader Wab Kinew said his party will not let the bill become law until sometime after the fall sitting of the legislature begins Oct. 3.

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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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Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

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

WINNIPEG — NDP leadership hopeful Wab Kinew has landed the support of three prominent unions.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505, Canadian Union of Public Employees – Manitoba, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085 have endorsed Kinew to be the party’s next leader.

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