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Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba NDP says it will appoint two women to lead a commission that will help develop a safe workplace policy for the party.

The move comes a few days after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked former premier Greg Selinger to resign his legislature seat over allegations that a former cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.

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Documents Show Wab Kinew Cash-Raising Winner in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

Documents Show Wab Kinew Cash-Raising Winner in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Newly released documents show Wab Kinew raised about five times as much money as his opponent in the race for the leadership of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party.

The documents, filed by each campaign team with Elections Manitoba, say Kinew raised more than $66,000 compared to just $13,900 for Steve Ashton.

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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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From Rapper and Broadcaster to Author and Candidate: The Life of Wab Kinew

From Rapper and Broadcaster to Author and Candidate: The Life of Wab Kinew

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

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Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, listens as Premier Greg Selinger responds at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016 to Liberal party allegations of “hurtful” tweets of Wab Kinew’s which have surfaced online. When the Manitoba NDP announced it was nominating broadcaster, author and indigenous activist Wab Kinew to run in a Winnipeg riding, it was hailed as a brilliant move that could breathe new life into a party at risk of being swept from power. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – When the Manitoba NDP announced it was nominating broadcaster, author and indigenous activist Wab Kinew to run in a Winnipeg riding, it was hailed as a brilliant move that could breathe new life into a party at risk of being swept from power.

Charismatic with a high profile — Kinew’s book “The Reason You Walk” was recently a nominee for the RBC Taylor Prize — his image became the NDP’s home page and the party encouraged people to tweet #ImWithWab.

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