Brian Pallister

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Video shows Pallister criticizing other provinces over minimum wage hikes

Pallister says the Ontario and Alberta governments are “left of centre” and their plans for a $15-an-hour minimum wage will hurt opportunities for young people.

Cost-control key theme at Legislature spring session | Manitoba ...

Winnipeg Free PressCost-control was a key theme at the Manitoba Legislature this spring, complete with a wage freeze, balanced budget legislation and changes to municipal ...Pallister...

Brian Pallister Says He Works Hard At Vacation Home In Costa Rica

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he doesn't have to explain his work habits or reveal how he communicates with staff while at his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, leaner cabinet sworn in

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister was sworn in as Manitoba Premier on Tuesday and fulfilled an election promise to appoint a smaller cabinet. The new...

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, Manitoba's New Tory Premier, Names 12 To Cabinet

Cameron Friesen, member of the legislature for Morden-Winkler, has been appointed finance minister. A fiscal update presented in March revealed the provincial deficit last year...

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...

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...