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Manitoba NDP eye new Crown corporation to boost rural, northern cell and internet

Manitoba Opposition New Democrats are promising to create a Crown corporation to improve internet and cellular service in northern and rural areas, if they win the next election in 2023.

Minimum wage, pipelines, nicer election ads up for debate at Manitoba NDP convention

Manitoba New Democrats will meet online this weekend and may debate everything from hiking the minimum wage to stopping pipelines to running nicer election ads.

Manitoba politics 2020: A pandemic, economic questions and leadership rumblings

The COVID-19 pandemic will shape Manitoba politics in many ways in 2021.

Pallister says he'll stay on through pandemic, but no longer appears firm on full 2nd term

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appears to be leaving the door open to an exit from political life before the next provincial election slated for October 2023.

Manitoba premier considers adding 2nd health minister during 2nd wave of pandemic

Pallister says the move would not be a criticism of Health Minister Cameron Friesen, but would help ease the workload in a department that, even in non-pandemic times, is the government's largest.

Manitoba elections commission dismisses Tory complaint about union ad campaign

Manitoba's commissioner of elections has dismissed a complaint from the Progressive Conservative party that alleged a union broke the limit on third-party spending during last year's provincial election.

Manitoba plans infrastructure protection law, private liquor and education reform

The Manitoba government is planning to prevent blockades of railways, roads and other infrastructure by making them a separate offence under provincial law.

Manitoba's new legislature session likely to deal with welfare reform, pandemic measures

COVID-19, welfare reform and cannabis rules are among the items set for debate in a new Manitoba legislature session that is to start Wednesday.

Manitoba's chief public health officer discusses lessons learned during pandemic

A little more than six months into Manitoba's COVID-19 state of emergency, the province's chief public health officer says there have been lessons learned in terms of fighting the novel coronavirus and of keeping the public on track about pandemic precautions.

Manitoba reworks six-figure ad campaign after recent spike in COVID-19 cases

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers were once the envy of most other provinces, but after several outbreaks in recent weeks, the government is having to alter its six-figure ad campaign.

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