Steve Lambert

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Manitoba premier cites high debt load, uncertainty for workforce cuts

The Progressive Conservative premier has rejected demands from unions, opposition parties, pundits and some economists to maintain public-sector jobs in order to prevent the recession from being even deeper.

$45M in Manitoba cheques for seniors will come with thank-you letter from premier

When Manitoba seniors receive a special cheque from the provincial government later this month, they'll also get a letter from Premier Brian Pallister.

Manitoba government workers win bid for arbitration in contract talks

Manitoba government workers have won a court battle with the provincial government over having an arbitrator help hammer out a new collective agreement.

Manitoba government proposes changes to pre-election 'blackout' rules

The Manitoba government is planning to loosen some of the rules that control what it can say and do during pre-election periods, and the Opposition NDP says that changes are unfair.

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont faces vote on future

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont will face a vote on his leadership at the party's upcoming annual general meeting, and there could be additional votes in the future under recent changes to the party constitution.

Cookies yes, fun runs no: The nitty gritty of political expenses in Manitoba

Manitoba legislature members can have taxpayer-funded cookies at their constituency offices, but they are on their own when it comes to registration fees for some community events, such as fun runs.

Manitoba Liberal leader calls on Ottawa to forgive personal, government debts

Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Dougald Lamont has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask for a debt relief program for individuals and governments across the country — a request that one economist says is a recipe for steep inflation.

Manitoba premier accused of racist language in fundraising letter on blockades

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says blockades and protests over a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia are hurting the cause of reconciliation.

Manitoba's political parties slashed spending in 2019 election over 2016 totals

Manitoba's major political parties all cut their spending in the last election campaign, despite having higher donation and expense limits.

Manitoba ads slamming Quebec secularism law earned $200K in publicity, report says

The Manitoba government advertising campaign that took a swipe at Quebec's secularism law appears to have generated a lot of bang for the buck in terms of publicity, but has not resulted in a wave of Quebec civil servants moving west.

Shipping crude oil through Manitoba has been floated, rejected before

There's renewed talk of transporting western oil through the northern Manitoba port in Churchill, but any such project is likely to run into opposition from environmentalists and some people who live there.

Premier urged to stop 'letting Saskatchewan be smarter than us' about clock change

A small number of apparently passionate Manitobans have been giving Premier Brian Pallister an earful about having to change their clocks twice a year.

New year means rebuilding and leadership votes for Manitoba's opposition parties

NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Dougald Lamont of the Liberals will each have to get at least 50 per cent support when party members are asked whether to open up the leadership to other contenders. The last such review in Manitoba was in 2005.

Manitoba's NDP want public to weigh in on possible end to clock changes

Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats are launching a website and public consultations on whether the province should stop springing forward to daylight time in March and falling back to standard time in November. If so, what time should be adopted.

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba to jump more than 10 per cent

New figures from the federal Finance Department say Manitoba will get $255 million more in equalization funding next year. It is the third year in a row that equalization to Manitoba will jump by more than 10 per cent.