Former Manitoba NDP cabinet minister wants to form new political party

The party has suffered infighting since 2014, when five senior cabinet ministers challenged the leadership of then-premier Greg Selinger. Selinger survived the coup but stepped...

Pallister's call for 'all hands on deck' hits rough waters

If YouTube videos of cats and President Donald Trump have lost some of their appeal during your idle surfing time, Google "Brian Pallister" and "all...

Liberal leadership convention in October

Leader Rana Bokhari did not win a seat, stepped down from the party helm and has been replaced on an interim basis by Judy Klassen.

Former Manitoba health minister takes over Winnipeg women's clinic

THE CANADIAN PRESS. WINNIPEG -- Former NDP health minister Theresa Oswald has been appointed as executive director of Winnipeg's Women's Health Clinic. Oswald was one...

Pallister says 'race war' was 'wrong choice of words' but won't apologize for night-hunting comments

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his "race war" comments about night hunting constituted a poor choice of words but insists there is no reason for...

Brian Pallister Says He Wishes He Used Different Language To Talk About Night Hunting

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has told a Winnipeg newspaper that he used imprecise and possibly inflammatory language earlier this month when he told...

Former top NDP staffer charged with fraud

Heather Grant-Jury, who once worked as a top aide to former premier Greg Selinger, has been charged with fraud. Grant-Jury was formally charged with fraud...

Road work for Canada's inland port begins - Today's Trucking News

Road work for Canada's inland port beginsToday's Trucking NewsManitoba premier Greg Selinger said CentrePort Canada will provide a competitive advantage and help make Manitoba a...

NDP failed miserably at reducing poverty

“Everything we do as a government, from budgeting to social policy decisions, is weighed for its ability to reduce poverty and increase the inclusion of...

Nahanni Fontaine leaves legislature as Pallister prods for 'cover up' apology

Premier Brian Pallister went fishing for an apology from a particular NDP member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly Tuesday, but all he caught was a...

Growth fees: Is Bowman the new Selinger?

The last thing Brian Bowman wants is to be compared to Greg Selinger. But pushing surprise taxes will cause more and more people to see...

Pallister rules out cap-and-trade but is noncommittal on carbon tax

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is ruling out a cap-and-trade system in his province as part of a national strategy to reduce emissions, but he's not...

Manitoba Liberals plan ahead on Bokhari's last day with party

It's the end of an era for Manitoba's Liberal Party. Saturday marked Rana Bokhari's last day at the helm of the party. Manitoba's Liberal Party...

Brian Pallister ranked 2nd-most popular premier in Canada by poll

Brian Pallister is relatively new as premier of Manitoba, but he's been ranked the second-most popular provincial leader in Canada by a new poll. About...

Ottawa must apologize for “Sixties Scoop” and compensate survivors: Editorial

The so-called “Sixties Scoop” has received much less attention than residential schools – until quite recently it was a well-kept secret – but it, too,...

Pallister, Wishart vacation plans don't include Portage Pride parade

Premier Brian Pallister and local MLA Ian Wishart will not attend Portage la Prairie's first-ever Pride parade on Saturday. Both Pallister and Wishart — the...

Grit minister responsible for her own disaster

Winnipeg Free PressHealth Minister Jane Philpott (right) arrives for the Liberal cabinet retreat in Sudbury, Ont., Sunday. Philpott's use of a luxury car at taxpayers'...

Winnipeg family reunites after kids taken in Sixties Scoop

A family ripped apart by the Sixties Scoop more than 40 years ago was reunited for the first time in Winnipeg on Friday afternoon. Lena...

Pallister hires PC campaign manager as climate change advisor

David Mclaughlin during Brian Pallister's acceptance speech at Canad Inns Polo Park after his party won a majority of seats in the Manitoba Legislature. Conservative...

Dear Prime Minister: Right the wrong of the 'Sixties Scoop' | Toronto ...

In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, aboriginal leaders call for resolution to grievances arising out of the 'Sixties Scoop' involving thousands of ...and...

Ontario Liberal Government Promotes Federal CPP With Taxpayer-Funded Ads

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger listen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the during a First Ministers Meeting in Vancouver,...

To fly or not to fly; that is the police helicopter question

That's because there remain questions about whether Air1 is, in fact, the indispensable policing tool that was promised in 2010, when former mayor Sam Katz...

PCs inherited NDP's legal battle with Omnitrax

The fate of the Port of Churchill isn't the Pallister government's only battle with Omnitrax Canada — there's also a nagging lawsuit. A lawsuit was...

Premier Brian Pallister marks 100 days in office; happy with progress

Pallister also noted that frameworks for a health care sustainability and innovation review as well as the Red Tape Reduction Task Force and his Enterprise...

Manitoba's PC government reaches 100-day mark

Winnipeg Free PressOne hundred days have passed since Brian Pallister took over as premier of Manitoba and his Progressive Conservatives replaced the New Democratic Party...

Northern college unhappy with NDP handling of midwifery program

The University College of the North felt blindsided by what it alleges was the former NDP government's decision to assign the University of Manitoba a...

U of M scrambling to re-launch midwifery program

The NDP was voted out of government in April without having approved the funding, and the Conservatives opted not to keep former premier Greg Selinger's...

Port of Churchill shut down after being refused bailout, premier suggests

Winnipeg SunWINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hinted strongly Thursday that the Port of Churchill — the largest employer in the subarctic town of 800 — has...

Premier calls OmniTrax closure of Churchill port a 'leverage tactic'

Pallister said Greg Selinger's NDP government signed a one-year subsidy deal in 2015 that saw OmniTrax receive $800,000 to $1 million that year. He said...

No bailout for Omnitrax: Pallister

Premier Brian Pallister has fired back at Omnitrax, saying its decision to close the Port of Churchill is because the province refused its latest request...

Ice Bucket Challenge funding leads to ALS gene discovery

TIMEBrenda Stamp, human resources director at Weleski Transfer in Tarentum, said she was “thrilled” to hear the news about the ALS research breakthrough. She and...

NDP, Liberals long way from becoming contenders

The personable MLA and former cabinet minister is, in most minds, the heir apparent to former leader and premier Greg Selinger. He avoided becoming too...

Pallister gives thumbs up to premiers' Canadian free trade plan

Attending his first national meeting of premiers since winning the Manitoba office in April, Pallister said there remains work to do to push through lingering...

Premiers close to agreeing on inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Alberta Premier...

Brian Pallister heads north for 1st premier's conference

Brian Pallister's briefing notes are as thick as a phone book as he gets set for his first formal meeting with provincial leaders from across...

Government's call for Manitoba commissioner on inquiry not a deal-breaker

Yahoo News Canada (blog)Premier Brian Pallister says it's not an 'either or,' that a Manitoba commissioner be appointed to the inquiry into missing and murdered...

Questions abound on history of midwifery program

The NDP will not allow interviews with MLAs Greg Selinger and James Allum, who played crucial roles in the program's creation as premier and education...

Tories blame NDP for credit rating downgrade

. By David Larkins, . First posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 11:16 AM CDT | Updated: Friday, July 15, 2016 05:54 PM CDT. Former premier...

Justice minister apologizes to departed police-board members

Manitoba Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says she has apologized to two former members of the Winnipeg Police Board for the manner in which they learned...

News corrections for July 12

. Tues., July 12, 2016. Greg Selinger served as premier of Manitoba from 2009 to 2016. A July 10 article about mistakes voters make misstated...

St. B families rightfully proud of grads

By: Greg Selinger — St. Boniface MLA Constituency Report Posted: 07/11/2016 2:50 PM | Comments: Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. Well done to all...

Thousands welcome Pride to Bible belt

There was no sign of local politicians, but in addition to the federal Liberal MPs, a contingent of NDP MLAs, including former premier Greg Selinger,...

Manitoba agrees to sign Canada Pension Plan reform deal

Winnipeg Free PressOn Thursday afternoon, Premier Brian Pallister announced that Manitoba has reached an agreement with the federal government to continue researching and discussing several...

Manitoba didn't sign on to CPP deal but wants premiers, finance minister to broaden changes

Despite not signing on to the Canada Pension Plan changes announced last month, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the deal is "great" for millennials but...

Smyth: Can Horgan stop the NDP slide?

 Greg Selinger's NDP government has ruled Manitoba for 16 years, but trails badly in the polls and is expected to lose Tuesday's election to Brian...

Students distraught after midwifery program cancelled at UCN

Former NDP premier Greg Selinger had promised an additional $844,000 a year to expand to the joint program this fall. The Conservatives did not include...

No straight answers from Pallister on CPP

If Manitobans were looking for a straight answer from Premier Brian Pallister on whether he supports a proposed plan to force Canadians to put more...

Manitoba proposes amendments to CPP deal after opting out

Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister speaks at his party's election victory party in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Pallister's Progressive Conservatives routed Premier Greg Selinger...

Province looks to right troubled midwifery program

Former NDP premier Greg Selinger promised an additional $844,000 in January to have an annual intake of students, hire permanent faculty and teach midwifery at...

How Kathleen Wynne has Ontario going backwards

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne listens to remarks from Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (not shown) at the opening of the Building Canada Up Summit in Toronto...