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Party loyalty shouldn't stifle constructive debate in Manitoba Legislature

Pallister knows this because, on almost a daily basis, he ridicules the NDP for its open revolt against former Premier Greg Selinger over his unilateral...

Jon Gerrard eyes Manitoba Liberals' leadership

Rana Bokhari took over the party reins for Gerrard but stepped down after losing the 2016 Manitoba election. Judy Klassen is the party's current interim...

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...

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...

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...

Former Liberal leader felt abandoned by party establishment

Rana Bokhari says her election fight wasn't just against the other political parties, it was within her own party as well. The Liberals started the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Rana Bokhari to step down

Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Rana Bokhari is stepping down, according to a news release issued by the party on Saturday. "It is on that positive...

Environment watchdog slams Brian Pallister for not appointing a conservation minister

When Brian Pallister was sworn into government and announced his new team of 12 ministers, along with their portfolios, there was at least one glaring...

Meet Manitoba's new government cabinet members

Premier Brian Pallister and 12 Progressive Conservative MLAs were sworn in Tuesday as members of Manitoba's new cabinet in a ceremony conducted by Lt.-Gov. Janice...

Brian Pallister, Manitoba cabinet sworn in

After nearly 17 years of New Democratic Party dominance, the Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister were officially sworn in as Manitoba's new government today. The...

Brian Pallister to be sworn in May 3 at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Premier-designate Brian Pallister will be sworn in May 3, along with Manitoba's new Progressive Conservative cabinet. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the...

Brian Pallister holds 1st caucus meeting after landslide Manitoba election win

Manitoba premier-designate Brian Pallister is holding his first caucus meeting today. The 61-year-old Progressive Conservative Party leader won a majority government in the Manitoba election...

Brian Pallister, incoming Manitoba premier, announces senior staff

Pallister will unveil his cabinet on May 3, the day they are sworn in. The rest of the Progressive Conservative caucus will be sworn in...

Teary-eyed Greg Selinger emerges from final Manitoba cabinet meeting as premier

Outgoing Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger chaired his final cabinet meeting Friday, as his party begins to rebuild after a staggering defeat in Tuesday's provincial election.

MGEU watching to ensure Brian Pallister will 'keep public services public'

Michelle Gawronsky, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU) said she plans to work with Premier-designate Brian Pallister. "We're willing to work...

Rana Bokhari staying on as Manitoba Liberal leader

Rana Bokhari is not stepping down as leader of the Manitoba Liberals. In fact, she said, she never considered quitting. "Now is not the time...

Manitoba Liberal wants leader Rana Bokhari to resign at post-election meeting

A longtime Manitoba Liberal Party campaign manager wants leader Rana Bokhari to resign when she reports to her party's board of directors Thursday evening, after...

Gender parity a priority in cabinet, says PCs' Brian Pallister

Pallister promotes gender parity. Brian Pallister didn't deny his team lacks diversity: "Who Manitobans gave me, I will work with. That's the pieces of the...

Greg Selinger's Manitoba defeat reveals importance of leadership and personality

Sixteen years of NDP rule in Manitoba is over. Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister becomes the new provincial premier, sending NDP leader Greg Selinger packing.

Brian Pallister, Manitoba's incoming premier, prepares to lead government

Manitoba's incoming premier, Brian Pallister, is getting his government ready a day after his Progressive Conservatives swept into power. The PCs won an unprecedented 40...

Dave Gaudreau, defeated NDP candidate, says Greg Selinger 'destroyed everything'

A Manitoba NDP candidate who lost his seat in Tuesday's provincial election blames outgoing leader Greg Selinger for the party's defeat. Dave Gaudreau, who lost...

Brian Pallister's PCs win majority government in Manitoba

Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives are celebrating a record-breaking majority win in Manitoba, ending almost 17 years of New Democratic Party government rule on...