Friday, 3 August 2012
NDP "dynasty" in Manitoba
I mean, Gary Doer lost thrice before becoming Premier. Building up political capital and clout does takes some time in this province but pays off.
Others, though, believe a "dynasty" is forming. A wingnut has even taken to using Manitoba's allegedly "bloated public sector" as the reason the PCs will never return to office. Except the PCs have formed government in the past, when public workers as a share of the workforce were only a few percentage points lower. Furthermore, if Winnipeg can send MPs to Ottawa that support the Harper agenda of cutting transfers to this provinces (which impacts the financing of Manitoba's public sector) then why is it impossible for the PCs to gain traction provincially?
The NDP spent a lot of time in the 1990s rebuilding to get where they are today. Still, it has yet to match the duration of the "Liberal-Progressive" dynasty in our province's past.
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