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Letters and comments, May 29

Gary Doer, the chief architect of our enormous debt, ever the survivor, upon his handoff of the provincial government to Greg Selinger before Doer become...

Pallister blasts NDP, past and present

An openly contemptuous Premier Brian Pallister accused former NDP premier Greg Selinger Wednesday of using public money to hold onto his leadership in the face...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rana Bokhari steps down as leader of Liberal Party

Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari announced suddenly Saturday night she will not lead the Liberals into the next election. Bokhari had defiantly declared after the...

New premier to unveil roster

They may have staff in mind, but no one gets told until the minister has been sworn in, she said. Biggar said it won't be...

Pallister skips own news conference amid protest

Brian Pallister was a no-show at his own late afternoon event at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Thursday after more than a dozen...

Provincial NDP out of time to fix fatal flaw

More and more NDP candidates are hearing firsthand that their efforts to position themselves as the party to beat the Tories and their leader, Brian...

Bokhari denies divide between Liberal wings

Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari denies there is a rift between the federal and provincial wings of her party. Bokhari, reacting to a Free Press...

Harsh words for Selinger

The NDP and its caucus remain fractured following last year's leadership convention and the defection of five ministers from Greg Selinger's cabinet in November 2014.

NDP need to table a budget before the election: Pallister

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says the government must table a budget before the election to satisfy creditors that the province is on a solid...

He's sorry, so sorry, but will it help?

Starting today, Premier Greg Selinger will bet his political future on a new advertising campaign that offers Manitobans something pretty unusual: a qualified apology for...

Pallister says he's 'hardly playing it safe' in year-end interview

With the governing NDP slumping in the polls and Greg Selinger's approval rating in the tank, it would be hard to blame Brian Pallister if...

Free Press Head Start for Monday, Nov. 2

... Conservatives are being more cautious. In a recent poll, Brian Pallister's PCs were well ahead of Greg Selinger's NDP and Rana Bokhari's Liberals. The...

Pallister Tories need to show caring side

For the past 18 months, Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister and his MLAs have devoted a great deal of time and energy toward dispelling...

Provincial politicos look for federal spinoffs

Supporters for Robert Falcon Ouellette, Liberal candidate for Winnipeg Centre, celebrate a huge win, upsetting incumbent NDP Pat Martin in the federal election. Photo Store.

'Manitobans understand the difference,' says Pallister

Brian Pallister says he is looking forward to working with Justin Trudeau, and he's not taking seriously a suggestion by Manitoba's premier that Monday night's...

Manitoba Liberals not relying on Trudeaumania to buoy fortunes: Bokhari

Rana Bokhari says she's thrilled with Justin Trudeau's victory but she knows Manitoba Liberals can't expect simply to ride on the young prime minister-designate's coattails...

Federal Liberals share many goals with Manitoba NDP: Selinger

Premier Greg Selinger says many of Justin Trudeau's priorities are his priorities, and the provincial New Democrats and the federal Liberals can work together to...

Politics 204 for October 14

Rana Bokhari is the only political leader talking about privatizing Liquor & Lotteries. Getting schooled: The NDP minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries says...

Manitoba Liberals want to nix new Liquor & Lotteries HQ

Two weeks later, Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari said her party would cancel the project if it forms government in April. "We know from history $75...

FP comments, Sept. 29

Re: Female voters dumping NDP (Sept. 28). Manitoba needs a choice other than an NDP leadership that is not Brian Pallister. The fact that the...

Free Press Head Start for Monday, Sept. 28

Rana Bokhari, Manitoba Liberal Leader Female voters supporting Liberals: A recent Probe Research poll shows female voters in Manitoba are turning their backs on provincial...

Tories would drop PST within four years: Pallister

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister calls the PST hike a. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister calls the PST...

Makeup master has brushes... with greatness

Among the people who will be hunkered down in tuques, mitts and sleeping bags: politicos such as Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari; St. Boniface MP...

Mr. Pallister, I have operators standing by

(blog) (blog)So, I contacted Brad Salyn, who's the communications co-ordinator for Brian Pallister's caucus, told him what had been happening (or, rather, not happening),...

No issues with Mulcair, Selinger says

Premier Greg Selinger has dismissed criticism federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair is avoiding him because of the provincial government's unpopularity. Selinger also suggested the federal...