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...

Brian Pallister Cites 'Individual Responsibility' In CPP Opposition

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Monday, May 16, 2016. (Photo: John Woods/CP).

Pallister grilled over Costa Rica disclosures

Brian Pallister was on the hot seat at a legislative committee hearing Monday about his record of public conflict-of-interest disclosures. For about 40 minutes, the...

U of M closing in on ambitious $500M fundraising goal

The updated total includes $150 million in provincial money promised last fall and again in January by former NDP premier Greg Selinger. that promise is...

Majority of Manitobans approve Brian Pallister's performance as premier: poll

WINNIPEG — Two months after he was elected premier, Brian Pallister's approval rating appears strong among Manitobans, according to a new Mainstreet Research/Postmedia poll. The...

Francophone bill spurs consensus

Francophone affairs critic Greg Selinger said in an interview Tuesday that his party will support the Tories' Francophone Community Service and Support Act tabled Tuesday.

Orlando shooting: Brian Pallister didn't attend vigil because he was sick

Premier Brian Pallister says he made arrangements not to attend Monday's session of budget estimates in advance, and he didn't attend a Monday night vigil...

Brian Pallister: Feds' Aerospace Strategy Could Hurt Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called for assurances from the federal government Tuesday that the province's aerospace sector will not be hurt by changes...

Brian Pallister a no-show at Winnipeg vigil for Orlando shooting victims

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wasn't at a vigil at the Manitoba Legislature on Monday for the people gunned down over the weekend in a Florida...

NDP plan to have new leader by October 2017

Manitoba New Democrats will have a new leader by late next year. The party's provincial council met Saturday and decided that a replacement for former...

Manitoba NDP plan to have new leader by October 2017

WINNIPEG -- Manitoba New Democrats will have a new leader by late next year. The party's provincial council met Saturday and decided that a replacement...

Issues seem to have no place in politics

Fast-forward to 2016 and there is Brian Pallister, running with scissors in hand ready to shred what was left of Manitoba — at least according...

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister may relocate hydro lines to First Nations land

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister left the door open Wednesday to relocating a planned hydro transmission line to a region that includes protected areas...

Mayor wants to continue task force on moving rail lines

The announcement of the task force made good on a promise by former premier Greg Selinger in his fall throne speech to move rail lines...

Manitoba government's promised list of budget savings proves hard to produce

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister leaned against the podium his communications staff have permanently set up in the rotunda of the legislature and drew the line...

Hillary Clinton broke 'big barriers' for women in politics Tuesday, Rana Bokhari says

Outgoing Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari said she was moved by the historic moment and relates personally to the challenges Clinton faced as a woman...

Premier refuses to commit to rail-relocation task force

The announcement of the task force made good on a promise made by former premier Greg Selinger in his fall throne speech to move rail...

Manitoba adds $4 million to cancer medication budget

NDP Leader Greg Selinger suggested at the time that Pallister would make Manitobans pay for cancer care drugs if he were elected. Manitoba election: PCs...

In photos: Winnipeg Pride Parade 2016

Unlike his predecessor, former NDP Premier Greg Selinger, and mayoral counterpart, Brian Bowman, Pallister did not actually walk in the parade, according to attendees. Nevertheless,...

Pallister, Bowman help kick off Winnipeg's Pride Parade

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs were just a few of the...

All provincial projects under review including much-needed Brandon school

The school which former premier Greg Selinger promised Nov. 25 in Brandon "would be built at 9th Street and Maryland Avenue, making it within walking...

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister short on specifics in selling first budget

Premier Brian Pallister says he can't be specific about how he will wrestle Manitoba's deficit down until he gets results from a number of reviews,...

Good ship Pallister has yet to set sail

Imagine, for a moment, a provincial government that spends more money on environmental science, claws back tax rebates for wealthier seniors and spends more money...

NDP slams Brian Pallister after disclosure of Costa Rican companies

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives say the new premier's disclosure of shares he owns in two Costa Rican companies shows he is committed to transparency, but the...

Brian Pallister and PC government table first budget today

For the first time in nearly 17 years, the authors of a provincial budget are PC blue. Progressive Conservative finance minister Cameron Friesen is expected...

Fast feedback, May 31

I think Lynne Fernandez is Greg Selinger's pen name. — Crichard. Nice to read this view of Brian Pallister's inheritance. The picture of province is...

Winnipeg school taxes, budgets depend on 1st Brian Pallister budget

The Winnipeg School Division board of trustees will go through education funding line by line when the new provincial government releases its first budget Tuesday.

Manitoba-Ontario boreal forest moves one step closer to UNESCO recognition

A final decision to have Pimachiowin Aki be recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site will be made in July. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger...

Brian Pallister looks to share Manitoba's priorities with Justin Trudeau

Brian Pallister said he plans on raising a number of issues if he gets to speak with Trudeau. "There are a number of ministerial meetings...

Dwight Ball Is Now Canada's Least Popular Premier, Poll Suggests

And that might be a lesson for new Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, who defeated Greg Selinger in April. Selinger previously held the title of Canada's...

Brian Pallister gets 2nd highest approval rating among premiers, survey finds

Manitoba's Brian Pallister is Canada's second-most popular premier, according to a new survey from Angus Reid. It found 46 per cent of respondents in Manitoba...

Brian Pallister ranked Canada's second most popular premier: Angus Reid

WINNIPEG — More than a month after winning the Manitoba election, Brian Pallister is ranked the second most popular premier in Canada, according to an...

Tories back TPP

The TPP represents abbot 800 million people and about 40% of the world's economy, but the Canadian government and other proposed partners have yet to...

John Pepall: Term limits are an affront to democracy

In 2014, Manitoba's then-premier Greg Selinger faced a caucus revolt and five ministers resigned from his cabinet. Selinger engineered a leadership contest in the Manitoba...

Getting on the carbon (price) bandwagon

There was no way Greg Selinger would introduce a carbon tax; he'd had enough of tax-hike backlash, thank you very much. But Mr. Pallister has...

Bell's service upgrades in Manitoba get pushback

Winnipeg SunOn Friday, Pallister said there may be cash from the province to help telecommunications companies spread service to areas with no access. But Todd...

Opposition wants judge to review Premier Brian Pallister's Costa Rican companies

On his first day in the Manitoba legislature, Premier Brian Pallister came under attack for his Costa Rican companies and conflict of interest rules. NDP...

Throne speech kicks off Manitoba legislative session Monday

Winnipeg Free PressThe first session of the 41st Manitoba legislature is scheduled to start Monday afternoon. Newly minted Premier Brian Pallister leads the first Progressive...

Budget coming in just over two weeks: Pallister

Premier Brian Pallister says Manitobans should expect a provincial budget in a little over two weeks -- once the new administration has a better understanding...

Le NPD dévoile ses porte-parole : Greg Selinger relégué à l'arrière-ban

L'ancien premier ministre du Manitoba, Greg Selinger, semble se trouver à l'arrière-plan après la défaite de son parti aux élections provinciales et sa démission en...

Greg Selinger not handed top critic post in NDP opposition

Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger appears to be taking a back seat after losing last month's election and stepping down as NDP leader. The New...

Bokhari: 'I just want to go back to a normal life'

Monday's unofficial provincial council meeting was held in the wake of the party's disappointing showing April 19 in which the Liberals won three seats and...

Manitoba Liberals say leader Rana Bokhari was not forced out

Since the election Rana Bokhari has been adamant she's not going anywhere. But late Saturday she made a sudden, quiet announcement to step down as...