The Manitoba premier recounted the story at a news conference about health care.
Brian Pallister begged Manitobans to follow the rules, even if they don’t like him.
The resistance is, supposedly, giving way to consensus.
Winnipeg voters elected 2 NDP candidates and 1 PC
He's not backing down on his plan, despite opposition from some premiers.
Move over, Dwight Ball.
Canadians have a constitutional right to join a union. There is no legal (and I would argue moral) ambiguity about the place of unions in Canada. Conservative governments who can't rewrite the constitution to take that right away will use underhanded tactics to rob Canadians of their rights at work.
With over a year and a half to work, a new leader could have righted the ship, made this election competitive, saved the careers of dozens of MLAs and perhaps even have won government. What Greg Selinger likely counted on at the time, despite seeing these numbers, is what we saw during the last election, and what historically happens in Manitoba.
"An important part of work, of life, of politics is showing up."
"There's always a certain advantage ... to having your hand on the reins of power."