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Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

By The Canadian Press

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Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats say if they were in power, they would set up a new government department — along with a separate minister — for drug addiction and mental health.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew also says he would set up a safe-consumption site in Winnipeg, a detox centre in Brandon and 50 new treatment beds to help battle the growing use of meth and other drugs.

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Manitoba NDP Leader’s Criminal Past Fair Game in Legislature: Speaker

Manitoba NDP Leader’s Criminal Past Fair Game in Legislature: Speaker

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Judy Klassen speaks during a media availability in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Speaker of the Manitoba legislature has rejected a request to forbid politicians from discussing their opponents’ criminal convictions and other troubles. Myrna Driedger says freedom of speech is integral to the parliamentary system, and legislature members have the right to speak their minds in debate. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The Speaker of the Manitoba legislature rejected a request Monday to forbid politicians from discussing their opponents’ criminal convictions and other troubles.

Myrna Driedger rejected a request from Liberal member Judy Klassen, who wanted Tory government members banned from referencing NDP Leader Wab Kinew’s legal troubles during debates in the chamber.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

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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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Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

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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

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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

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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

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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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Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG – Author, indigenous rights activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew has picked up more endorsements in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats.

Former member of Parliament Judy Wasylycia-Leis, former provincial cabinet minister Nancy Allan and Michelle McHale, who dropped out of the leadership race earlier this spring, have all thrown their support behind Kinew’s bid for the party leadership that will be decided in September.

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