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Emerson crossing expansion 'critical'

Conservative MP for Provencher Ted Falk and Conservative MP for Portage-Lisgar Candice Bergen and stakeholders were on hand on Friday. They met with Congressman Kevin...

Ousted MLA Fletcher vows to hold former colleagues to account

Steven Fletcher Assiniboia MLA Steven Fletcher is photographed in his constituency office on Portage Avenue on Mon., July 31, 2017. Expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus...

Change, tragedy and hope dominate headlines in 2016

The bee line Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservatives made for the premier's office was already in place in 2015, with poll after poll showing the incumbent...

Federal government to apologize for forced relocation of Sayisi Dene in Manitoba

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visited the Sayisi Dene on Tuesday to apologize for the 1956 move that led to hunger, violence and...

20 Questions with Liberal MLA Cindy Lamoureux

The daughter of longtime Liberal politician Kevin Lamoureux, Cindy followed in her dad's footsteps last month, winning his former provincial riding of Burrows in convincing...

Liberals officially swear in Lamoureux, Klassen, Gerrard

Her father, Kevin Lamoureux, is a federal Liberal MP, who had a long run as a provincial MLA prior to winning Winnipeg North in 2010.

Liberal curse continues

Political neophyte Ginny Hasselfield won the Liberal leadership in 1996 by only 21 votes against then-Liberal MLA Kevin Lamoureux (whose daughter Cindy Lamoureux will be...

Best guesses as Pallister prepared to pick cabinet

Now the longest continuously serving MLA in the legislature, the former nurse has spent most of the past 16 years on the opposition benches serving...

Amazing race wins Kewatinook

She was one of three Liberal MLAs elected Tuesday, along with River Heights MLA Jon Gerrard and Burrows MLA Cindy Lamoureux. Lamoureux, the daughter of...

Manitobans head to the polls

Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger and his wife Claudette leave a polling station after voting in the provincial election in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April...

Liberals have at least two seats

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux is her father and was working on CBC's election broadcast Tuesday night. He was fighting back tears on camera when his...

The election, as we predict it

CTV NewsExpect the Tories to romp in rural Manitoba while scooping up Winnipeg's suburbs. Don't be surprised if Selinger has great difficulty even winning his...

Selinger, Kinew atop Twitter tabulations

Televised leaders' debate_5 NDP Leader Greg Selinger, left to right, Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari, Green Party Leader James Beddome and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister...

Televised leaders' debate on Tuesday

NDP Leader Greg Selinger and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister were the primary verbal pugilists who consumed most of the air time Tuesday night, while...

Ex Tory MP Dean Del Mastro out on bail

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont., courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Jan. 5, 2016. THE...

Tories, Liberals look to claim seats at NDP expense

“I'm even including places like Kildonan and Transcona, if it was a runaway for the Conservatives.” Meanwhile, things ... And former Tory MP Steven Fletcher...

Kellie Leitch to officially launch bid for Conservative leadership

While she has been active in politics since she was a teenager, she was drawn into office by former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty and...

Letters: March 10, 2016

NDP's time over. Re: "Soaring deficit," March 9. So it looks like the NDP continues to run this beautiful province to the ground and it...

Letters: March 3, 2016

Agathe could be so bad. My point being the Selinger government has to go. I'm tired of all their spending on so many wrong areas.

Falk wants tax credit increase for charities

Winnipeg Free PressProvencher MP Ted Falk believes federal tax credits for charitable donations should match those handed out for political contributions. On Friday, the Conservative...

What's ahead in 2016? Let the Sun check its crystal ball to show you

Winnipeg Jets fans have been speculating about the future of captain Andrew Ladd and star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, whose contracts are both up after this...

Liberals tap bannock lady for Point Douglas run

During the autumn federal election, voters in Winnipeg Centre voted for change in electing Liberal Robert-Falcon Ouellette over NDP incumbent Pat Martin, who'd held the...

Top 10 stories of 2015

In Winnipeg South Centre, Winnipeg South, St. Boniface-St. Vital and Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, Liberals won seats and knocked off a Conservative in the process. The Liberals...

Falcon-Ouellette wants to be speaker

Ouellette is going up against veteran MPs, including Liberals Geoff Regan, Denis Paradis, Yasmin Ratansi, Mauril Belanger and Scott Simms and Conservative MP Bruce Stanton.

Former MP Fletcher to seek provincial nom

Fletcher, who lost his Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley seat in October's federal election, is planning to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in the provincial riding of Assiniboia,...

20 Questions with Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux

... while his beloved Liberals all but swept Winnipeg and formed government. For the first time ever, he's sitting on the government benches. While preparing...

Letters: October 24, 2015

I wish to thank my former MP Rod Bruinooge for his hard work and dedication and wish him well for any future endeavour he chooses.

'Liberal wave': Even new MPs stunned by landslide

Koop also noted the decisions of popular Conservative MPs Shelly Glover (St. Boniface-St. Vital), Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South) and Joy Smith (Kildonan-St. Paul) not to...

Blue-sky morning giving way to dark night for Conservatives

Among them, former Conservative cabinet minister Lynne Yelich, who was the lone Conservative cabinet minister to lose her nomination in her Saskatchewan riding this past...

Kevin Lamoureux reclaims Winnipeg North

Manitoba's only incumbent Liberal MP has retained his seat. Kevin Lamoureux has a strong lead in Winnipeg North, 698 votes to NDP Levy Abad's 109.

Winnipeg North riding profile

History: Liberal incumbent Kevin Lamoureux has held the seat since a 2010 byelection, after NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis resigned. Wasylycia-Leis was elected in the five...

Take complaints to the ballot box

At the recently held Downtown Winnipeg Biz CEO Sleepout, outgoing Member of Parliament Shelley Glover told me that she was opposed to renewing the expiring...

Winnipeg South: Liberals, Tories battle it out

We simply can't afford another government that ignores our housing bubble and has no strategy for falling world oil/commodity prices.” 2011 election results: Rod Bruinooge...

Prediction: Bergen likely to win big

Candice Bergen (CPC). “I've been honoured to stand up for the people and values of Portage-Lisgar in Ottawa. Whether it be funds for local infrastructure,...

Brandon-Souris likely to go to Maguire

Larry Maguire (Conservative). “I have the experience and energy to get things for the people of Westman. In the 20 short months since I was...

Ted Falk no Vic Toews but Provencher is Conservatives to lose

Ted Falk (Conservative). “On Nov. 25, 2013, I was honoured to be elected as the MP for Provencher. Since then, I have been working hard...

Ashton: Trudeau already breaking FN education promise

Niki Ashton says Justin Trudeau has already broken his promise to First Nations children. The Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP, running for re-election, issued a press release...

Local Liberal candidates want to welcome more immigrants

Kevin Lamoureux, Liberal MP for Winnipeg North, concurred. "Immigration is critical to job creation and long-term economic growth for the middle class, right here in...

Welcome immigrants with smile, not scowl: McCallum

... candidate Gordon Giesbrecht comparing abortion to 9/11 and the Holocaust. Incumbent Tory Rod Bruinooge isn't running again. Winnipeg Centre. Former mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette...

Riding profile: Saint Boniface—Saint Vital

The Tory hopes were decimated back on Good Friday when Shelly Glover announced she wouldn't be running for re-election. She helped turn a staunch Liberal...

Bateman looks to eke it out in Winnipeg South Centre

I will work to ensure all have the means for a decent life for generations to come and that our communities grow in innovative ways...

Stategic voters get push from poll

In Elmwood-Transcona, LeadNow's poll shows Conservative incumbent Lawrence Toet in a tight race with NDP candidate Daniel Blaikie. Toet has 39% of the voters, while...

Winnipeg Conservative candidate compares abortion numbers in Canada to Holocaust

Giesbrecht, a former university faculty member known as "Professor Popsicle" for his research into cold water survival, is running for the Conservatives in a riding...

Will Charleswood-St. James riding remain a Tory lock?

Steven Fletcher (Conservative). “The riding that I have been fortunate enough to represent for the last 11 years is largely made up of working- and...

Letters: September 5, 2015

After watching NDP MP Fin Donnelly shamelessly use the death of a 3-year-old boy as an election prop in an obvious attempt to discredit the...

'Mean tweets' become election engagement

The haters are gonna hate, and Larry Maguire's embracing them along the campaign trail. The Conservative candidate in Brandon-Souris — immersed in his campaign to...

Candidate, watchdog fear long campaign too pricey for taxpayers

Winnipeg South Centre promises to be one of the closest races in Manitoba with incumbent Joyce Bateman (Conservative), Jim Carr (Liberal) and Matt Henderson (NDP)...

Harper catches a break on jobs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, stands with Federal Minister for Sport Bal Gosal, left, as he visits Canadian athletes for a photo opportunity at...

Liberals Trudeau, Duguid eye Manitoba Tory seats

The two will square off in a swing riding that ran red for four straight elections before Rod Bruinooge defeated Reg Alcock in 2006. "We...

Giesbrecht wins Conservative race in Winnipeg South

The federal riding was vacated earlier this year when incumbent Rod Bruinooge declared he would not seek re-election. The Liberals are once again running Terry...