Matt Henderson elected as our candidate for the upcoming election

MattHendersonAt our nomination meeting on June 17, 2015 Matt Henderson was elected as the NDP candidate for Winnipeg South Centre.  Visit the campaign website.

Read why Matt is running and where he stands.

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Mary Agnes Welch not correct about 2006 election

In her article Mary Agnes Welch was not completely correct in her analysis.

Three days before the 2006 election, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a minority government, the Winnipeg Free Press published a front-page story suggesting then-Liberal MP Anita Neville could be about to lose her seat to the Tories. A Probe Poll, done only of voters in the hotly contested riding, showed Neville neck-and-neck with her Conservative rival, lawyer Michael Richards. Both had the support of 32 per cent of decided voters.

On election day, though, Neville won by 3,200 votes, mostly taken, if the poll numbers can be trusted, from the NDP. It was widely believed that front-page story convinced just enough New Democrats to vote Liberal as a strategic move to defeat the Tories.

Not sure what the polls said about the NDP but in 2006 our candidate,  Mark Wasyliw, had the highest count and percentage of any election.  It is more likely that some Liberals decided to not vote Conservative. The total Liberal and Conservative vote in 2004 and 2006 were similar.

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How Harper Put Canada Massively in the Red

HarperIn this excerpt and four previous excerpts from Mel Hurtig’s new book The Arrogant Autocrat: Stephen Harper’s Takeover of Canada I have laid bare the sorry record of the Harper government in its management of our country’s economy and our government’s fiscal priorities.

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In the shadow of Paul Martin: Can you trust the Liberals?

PaulMartinHere we go again — the Red Book 3.0, yet another build-up of Liberal election promises just like the ones we’ve seen before.

Article by Murray Dobbin from rabble.ca

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New report scorches Harper’s record on democracy

Last  week, Voices-Voix, a coalition of 200 groups and 5,000 individuals, issued a new and exhaustive report called Dismantling Democracy. It provides a detailed and frightening account of Harper’s record on democracy. rabble.ca‘s parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg summarized the report’s alarming findings.

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Annual General Meeting & Nomination Meeting

LaunchSmallWednesday, June 17, 2015
Crescentwood Community Centre
1170 Corydon Ave (Rockwood and Corydon)

7:00 PM

Agenda: 

  • 7:00pm  – Annual General Meeting
  • 7:30pm  – Nomination Meeting –  our candidate is Matt Henderson
  • 8:00pm  – Refreshments and Campaign Kickoff

Guest speaker: James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, NDP MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview

Entertainment by DJ Mama Cutsworth

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Where next the Orange Wave?

Dan Lett’s article in the Winnipeg Free Press.

However, should Liberal support crumble, the NDP believes it could also make waves in Winnipeg South Centre and Saint Boniface.

Consider that the NDP is very close to nominating Matt Henderson, a popular and high-profile teacher at St. John’s Ravenscourt School. If Henderson is nominated, it’s a clear sign the NDP will not go quietly in that riding, which will create some sleepless nights for Jim Carr and the Grits.

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