Parties & Leaders
Get the inside scoop on the political parties and the people who would run this province, as we bring you profiles of the major party leaders, as well as in-depth looks at the parties themselves, their policies, and their chances this election.
New Democratic PartyParty Leader: Gary Doer
Long the underdog of the Manitoba political scene, Gary Doer has been riding high on a wave of popularity since 2003, when he was re-elected to a second term as premier with 49.9 per cent of the popular vote – the largest percentage since 1915.
Progressive ConservativesParty Leader: Hugh McFadyen
It has been a whirlwind last few months for Hugh McFadyen, who moved from the political backroom to the Opposition's corner office in less than 18 months.
Liberal PartyParty Leader: Jon Gerrard
The Liberals have a louder voice in Manitoba than one would expect from a party with only two elected members – and that’s largely due to the high-visibility tactics of party leader Jon Gerrard.
Green PartyParty Leader: Andrew Basham
Andrew Basham is the newest leader of a Manitoba provincial party, elected to lead the Green party less than five months ago.
Communist Party of CanadaParty Leader: Darrell Rankin
It can't be easy being a Communist party election candidate. Many voters don't know your party exists. Some consider your party's name a put-down, an affront to the democratic process. And your odds of winning are practically negligible.
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