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Manitoba Opposition Calls for More Spending, New Debate on Daylight Time

Manitoba Opposition Calls for More Spending, New Debate on Daylight Time

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba opposition leader Wab Kinew speaks after the reading of the Speech from the Throne at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Monday, September 30, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats are calling for more money for health care and public safety, changes to labour laws and a reopened debate about whether people should still change their clocks twice a year.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew laid out his party’s priorities Thursday in what he called an alternative throne speech — a list of top issues for a legislature sitting that is to start Tuesday.

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Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Mary Agnes Welch at a cafe in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Party leaders hit the hustings at the start of the long weekend hoping to fire up their bases and their get-out-the-vote machines before turkeys are served on Thanksgiving tables — or drop on their chances at electoral success.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May all spent time Saturday in areas of the country where their parties have been competitive in the past, or that are seen as key to their path for electoral success.

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Wab Kinew Says Manitoba Election Shows NDP is on the Road to Recovery

Wab Kinew Says Manitoba Election Shows NDP is on the Road to Recovery

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew leaves after speaking to media on election day outside the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Wab Kinew says that despite another majority win by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives, his New Democrats have increased their roster — a sign they are on the road to recovery after a historic defeat in the 2016 election.

“It’s with great humility that we accept the results of tonight,” Kinew said to cheers from the crowd in his concession speech Tuesday night.

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Manitoba NDP Make Pre-Election Pitch to Liberal and Green Party Supporters

Manitoba NDP Make Pre-Election Pitch to Liberal and Green Party Supporters

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew speaks with media in Winnipeg’s west end, Monday, September 9, 2019. Manitobans go to the polls September 10. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew is making a final pitch to Liberal and Green party supporters ahead of Tuesday’s provincial election.

Kinew is asking people who oppose the Progressive Conservative government to vote for the New Democrats who he says are the only party that can prevent a second Tory term.

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Tories Talk Green, NDP Rallies Troops on Manitoba Election Trail

Tories Talk Green, NDP Rallies Troops on Manitoba Election Trail

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew speaks to supporters in Winnipeg on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Kinew rallied his troops as the campaign for the provincial election Tuesday enters the final stretch. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservatives promised new environmental protection measures Saturday, while the NDP rallied troops in a traditional stronghold as the campaign to Tuesday’s provincial election entered its final days.

Tory candidate Rochelle Squires, who was minister for sustainable development, said her party will expand recycling programs to include organic waste if re-elected to a second term. She also promised to ban all recyclable material from garbage dumps.

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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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Manitoba NDP Promise to Keep Health Lab Public If Elected Tuesday

Manitoba NDP Promise to Keep Health Lab Public If Elected Tuesday

By The Canadian Press

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NDP leader Wab Kinew at a leaders’ debate at CBC in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has pledged to keep the province’s main health lab public if his party is elected Tuesday.

Staff at the Cadham Provincial Laboratory do diagnostic imaging and special tests, as well as investigate outbreaks.

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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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NDP’s Kinew Would End Mandatory Overtime for Manitoba Nurses

NDP’s Kinew Would End Mandatory Overtime for Manitoba Nurses

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Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew speaks to media at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — NDP leader Wab Kinew says his government would ban mandatory overtime for nurses if he is elected.

Kinew said he would end the legislation currently used to filling “staffing holes” in the province’s health-care system.

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PCs Peg Campaign Promises at $856M; NDP Say It Will Result in Cuts

PCs Peg Campaign Promises at $856M; NDP Say It Will Result in Cuts

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba and Premier Brian Pallister, at a leaders’ debate at CBC in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 28, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Progressive Conservatives pegged the cost of their campaign commitments Tuesday at $856 million while leader Brian Pallister knocked his knuckles on a dinner table and repeated his rallying cry of lower taxes and more money in people’s pocketbooks.

“The money on this table belongs to Manitobans,” he said as he also announced he would phase out a complicated education property tax if the Tories were to be re-elected next week.

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