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Vanessa Hamilton will run for Liberals in Brandon East

"Vanessa is exactly the kind of candidate we were looking for in Brandon," said Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari in a press release. "She's young,...

Poll numbers buoy Bokhari

That change included a lengthy and sometimes bitter shift of command to current Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari. After years of infighting and the removal of...

Wyman zeroes in on infrastructure

Brandon-Souris Liberal candidate Jodi Wyman speaks to guests while hosting a town hall meeting at her campaign headquarters on 10th Street with provincial Liberal Leader...

Wyman zeroes in on infrastructure

Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari also joined Wyman at the meeting to touch on her party's plan for infrastructure funding in the province, saying a...

Province doing better than Pallister claims

The recently published two letters to the editor by Brian Pallister, MLA, leader of the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives. On April 19, the letter was...

Calls for byelection unnecessary, hypocritical

“Manitobans are tired of the same broken promises and want a change for the better. The premier continues to refuse to call a byelection and...

Will cyberbullying law be challenged?

Before the Manitoba bill was passed, Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister called the wording sloppy, and suggested that if it was enacted, day-to-day interactions between...

Premier Greg Selinger to speak at Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention

Premier Greg Selinger will be in Brandon on Thursday to speak at the Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention. The 41st convention takes place at the...

Premier Greg Selinger to speak at Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention

Premier Greg Selinger will be in Brandon on Thursday to speak at the Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention. The 41st convention takes place at the...

Return of the rebels a political gambit

As for the other side of the floor, finally Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari has found a corner to fight from in 2016, choosing the...

Bokhari recycles plan to axe payroll tax

Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari took a page out of her predecessor's election playbook yesterday by promising to eliminate the payroll tax for Manitoba businesses. On...

PCs must grab momentum

... a low ebb in this province, this municipal election should serve as a huge wake-up call for the NDP, for unless something miraculous happens...

Will Liberals find bang for their buck with PST plan?

... window is closing for the NDP to pull the trigger on a challenge to the premier's leadership, and with slumping numbers and a stagnant...

Return to house: Pallister to NDP

Opposition Leader Brian Pallister has called for the governing NDP to bring the house back into session to shine a brighter light on how the...

Return to house: Pallister to NDP

Opposition Leader Brian Pallister has called for the governing NDP to bring the house back into session to shine a brighter light on how the...

PCs want the House back in session to question NDP government on recent ...

Opposition Leader Brian Pallister called today for the governing NDP to bring the House back into session to shine a brighter light on how the...

PCs want the House back in session to question NDP government on recent ...

Opposition Leader Brian Pallister called today for the governing NDP to bring the House back into session to shine a brighter light on how the...

Tories drop legal fight over PST

Instead of taking their fight to the Manitoba Court of Appeal, they will take their case to the court of public opinion, Leader Brian Pallister...

Council made right call on extra cash for Keystone roofs

Premier Greg Selinger also announced the province would provide $2 million to match it. With the cash in place, the hope was that repairs would...

NDP to blame for Manitoba trade snub: PCs

In August, after the floodwaters receded in western Manitoba, Premier Greg Selinger announced the province would provide an initial $50,000 toward the startup of the...

Deficit balloons despite extra cash

We've got some work ahead of us." Opposition Leader Brian Pallister said the year-end results show the government has not lived up to its promise...

Bipole bill on ratepayers?

"What the NDP has been falsely claiming is that all of these massive costs... are going to be paid by our (export) customers," Tory Leader...

Campaign seeks $600K for BRHC ward renovations

When the Sun first reported the hospital upgrades in April, Brian Schoonbaert, the hospital's chief operating officer, said the project is a delivery on a...

Brandon Sun

- PRINT EDITIONI feel the best way to ensure the economic health of Manitoba would be to go to Saskatchewan and hire the entire...

Will NDP's jobs road show resonate?

Premier Greg Selinger and his lead ministers have criss-crossed the province over the past month in an all-out assault to show Manitobans what the government...

Will NDP's jobs road show resonate?

Premier Greg Selinger and his lead ministers have criss-crossed the province over the past month in an all-out assault to show Manitobans what the government...

Cost of Bipole III jumps by $1.3 billion

"It's the bipole waste line," Opposition Leader Brian Pallister said Thursday after Manitoba Hydro confirmed the new number. "Think of how many potholes we could...

Amalgamation of two Crowns brings windfall

The merger of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and the Manitoba Lotteries Corp. has turned into an unexpected bonanza for the Selinger government. Savings from...

Flood turns tide for Selinger

Case in point, the recent quarterly Angus Reid Global poll has found that Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger's approval rating has shot up by four points,...

Prominence on big issues gave Selinger poll boost

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservatives are to hit Winnipeg streets Saturday in what the Tories call a Blue Blitz. The goal of the...

Whitewater Lake solution needed

On the flip side, Tory leader Brian Pallister has refuted the government's timeline, suggesting that he could get it done in half the time. Whatever...

Battle for mayor's chair is on

And the Daly Overpass has already been deemed a priority for the city by this council — though Premier Greg Selinger decided to publicly override...

Inmates lose telephone privacy

"(Attorney General) Andrew Swan could just as easily be Stephen Harper's justice minister as Greg Selinger's," MARL president and Winnipeg lawyer Corey Shefman said. "It...

Western neighbours leading the way on trade

Last month, Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister called for the province to join a push by the NWP trade block to join Ottawa in...

Beware of Pallister spending cuts

The Aug. 23, 2014, edition of the contains a letter to the editor from the provincial Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister, wherein he criticizes...

Headhunter hired to fill physician vacancies

"We are in crisis mode and we need answers as soon as possible," she said in a letter to Premier Greg Selinger and Health Minister...

Provincial signs likened to 'election propaganda'

The Opposition Progressive Conservatives are up in arms over what they see as partisan political signs -- paid for by taxpayers -- popping up at...

Selinger touts trades during ACC stop

Premier Greg Selinger speaks during his job opportunities and trades tour stop at Assiniboine Community College's Victoria Avenue East campus on Tuesday night. Advanced Learning...

Selinger touts trades during ACC stop

Premier Greg Selinger speaks during his job opportunities and trades tour stop at Assiniboine Community College's Victoria Avenue East campus on Tuesday night. Advanced Learning...

Selinger touts trades during ACC stop

Premier Greg Selinger speaks during his job opportunities and trades tour stop at Assiniboine Community College's Victoria Avenue East campus on Tuesday night. Advanced Learning...

Airport upgrades set for takeoff

Premier Greg Selinger speaks during a federal funding announcement for McGill Field terminal expansion on Tuesday. Joining him were, from left, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry...

Mayor eyes new flood-fighting strategy

Earlier this month, Premier Greg Selinger announced the Manitoba government will provide $50,000 toward the startup activities of the new commission. “Floodwaters know no boundaries,...

Selinger needs balanced budget for re-election but calendar gets in way

If there was any hope, it was thanks to a quirk in the fixed-date election law, Selinger appeared as if he would get an extra...

Selinger needs balanced budget for re-election but calendar gets in way

It is widely believed in NDP circles Premier Greg Selinger must, if he is to have any chance at re-election, slay the deficit. To date,...

Pallister challenges timetable of lake outlet

If the NDP can build the Bipole III hydroelectric transmission line in six years, why does the province need seven to build a new outlet...

Pallister challenges timetable of lake outlet

If the NDP can build the Bipole III hydroelectric transmission line in six years, why does the province need seven to build a new outlet...

Pallister questions why Bipole III being constructed faster than Lake Manitoba ...

That's the question Opposition Leader Brian Pallister asked today in comparing the two projects, one to cover 1,380 kilometres and the other to cover as...

Manitoba should follow Alberta, Sask., on protecting whistleblowers: Pallister

Winnipeg Free Press Opposition Leader Brian Pallister called on the government today to immediately add some teeth to its whistleblower-protection legislation. Pallister said at a news...

Flooded with photo-ops

Throwing a sandbag during a flood can either build up a politician's PR muscles, or leave them with a political sprain. Surely, we want to...

Terry Fox day feted

Premier Greg Selinger has announced the province will rename the August civic holiday after Canadian icon Terry Fox. Although Fox spent most of his adolescence...