September 04, 2019

Manitoba's next election is next week: Will the Progressive Conservatives hold?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On September 10, 2019, Manitobans will cast their vote in their provincial election a full year earlier than expected.

Conservative Premier Brian Pallister is asking Manitobans to give him a second term. NDP leader Wab Kinew is asking Manitobans to return his party to power after they were replaced after nearly 2 decades in government by Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives in 2016.

My guest tonight has been tracking the polls and the stories that matter to voters and he has been paying close attention to the kinds of media coverage the election campaign is getting.

Is the media coverage of the Manitoba campaign as bad as Alberta’s? Is that even possible?

Winnipeg-based journalist Marty Gold of joins me in an interview we recorded yesterday afternoon to discuss these issues and more, plus his predictions for election day.

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commented 2019-09-10 22:06:09 -0400
common sense prevailed in manitoba today. as always must compete against the media. too bad, once media reported the news, now lying about it is okay. love my ex-province and today as always go bombers go.
commented 2019-09-10 21:57:10 -0400
sept. 10 30 years in wpg. 2000 gone. wpg blue bombers i will die for. cjob radio and bob irving was and still is my hero. but going to these slime in toronto[global] makes me sick. once a while let us go to the wpg. cjob – thanks toronto global scum. how nice of you. i do not want anything from them ever. trudy wants the east, i want the west. separation sounds so wonderful. sorry toronto/trudeau slime, and please bye,bye…………..
commented 2019-09-10 06:44:03 -0400
“Typical Media spin. "

Hey! That will be enough of that, RICHARD!

I’ll have you know that Canada’s press is the absolute best reporting that $600 million can buy!
commented 2019-09-08 12:42:53 -0400
Typical Media spin. They had the provincial NDP in a dead heat with the PC’s in Ontario. They were so far off the mark it was laughable. They try to steer voter sentiment to their desired conclusion.
commented 2019-09-06 07:44:01 -0400
“We do have to keep dragging the PCs back to the right. Their tendency is to become ever more socialist. "

The former is impossible because of the latter, DON. Politicians of all stripes will continue to pander to the urban voter base which becomes proportionally larger and ever more effete and dependent with each passing year.

Over the last twenty years a succession of Conservative leaders sang a tune of fiscal restraint and common-sense during their campaign stops in rural and small-town Ontario while promising something quite different – and in many cases the exact opposite – to urbanites. They took (and take) us rubes for granted and will continue to do so as long as we continue to vote for this kind of scum.
commented 2019-09-06 00:13:40 -0400

commented 2019-09-05 20:41:31 -0400
I’ve lost confidence in Conservative parties. They’re correct but not clever while progressives are immoral but cunning. Conservatism is dying a slow death as the progressives get progressively worse.
commented 2019-09-05 14:06:20 -0400
Good advice at the end there Sheila. We do have to keep dragging the PCs back to the right. Their tendency is to become ever more socialist. The population of Winnipeg is about 2/3 of Manitoba so they largely control what happens.
commented 2019-09-05 14:03:29 -0400
Sounds like Manitoba needs an actual conservative government.
commented 2019-09-05 12:08:53 -0400
A vote for the NDP is a vote to destroy your future . . . .
“The goal of socialism is communism” – Vladimir Lenin
commented 2019-09-05 11:12:45 -0400
I’m always interested in elections in my old home Province, but every time I visit there,I am struck by the terrible condition of the streets in Winnipeg, and the never ending highway construction projects that Manitobans have to live with. I won’t even mention the lack of cell phone service in rural Manitoba. Surely the good folks in the “spirited energy” province have more sense than to vote in another NDP government. The Conservatives simply cannot be worse than the NDP, no matter how hard they try.
commented 2019-09-05 09:50:28 -0400
Progressive Conservative with an emphasis on “progressive”.
commented 2019-09-05 09:46:04 -0400
Sadly, other than lowering the PST by 1% , three years after he promised to, the only difference between Pallister and the previous NDP is a change of name on the government stationary. Manitobans are still plagued with high taxes, never ending environmental levies, recycling fees, increasing hydro fees and deteriorating social services and health services. Pallister is all in on the global warming hoax, and brags about his “made in Manitoba” carbon tax and supports any crazy UN pact or Globalist initiative. It is truly pathetic that a vote for the lesser of two evils is our only choice, unlike federally where Canadians can elect a leader and party that will put us first. PPC2019.
commented 2019-09-05 09:04:52 -0400
RALPH KING commented 9 hours ago
Alberta has learned what an accidental NDP Government can do, Do not let it happen in Manitoba.
It wouldn’t be an accidental NDP government. We’ve had many already. The problem is- as several have mentioned- those pesky urbo-weenie leftists who believe in Santa Claus. The reason there is even possibility of another NDP fiasco is the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:

1. They never learn from their mistakes.
2. They never learn from other people’s mistakes.
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.

Holding my breath in Manitoba.
commented 2019-09-05 07:27:44 -0400
" It was the city holding the province hostage. "

And that is pretty much the case across Canada. The real divide in this Country isn’t east-west, it’s urban-rural. The life and livelihood of a logger in Prince George BC is totally controlled by a million or so vapid twerps in the lower mainland, just as Alberta pipelines are being held up by tree-huggers in Edmonton and my land-use in Glengarry, Ontario is dictated by Disneylanders in Ottawa and Toronto.
commented 2019-09-05 01:52:56 -0400
Despite Shelia’s Journalistic abilities, I just didn’t have 55 minutes to watch this show. I changed my mind as soon as Marty Gold started talking about the voting possibilities in different areas of the Province, not just Winnipeg.
Marty’s speaking ability reminds me of Trump, where he could talk for a hour to 25 journalist at a time about various topics without any notes in his hand.

Good show, and I hope the NDP get wiped out along with the Liberals.
commented 2019-09-04 23:40:53 -0400
Alberta has learned what an accidental NDP Government can do, Do not let it happen in Manitoba.
commented 2019-09-04 23:31:37 -0400
Yeah, Al First, democracy is a frustration gating. As Churchill said,

‘"Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’"
commented 2019-09-04 22:44:45 -0400

It’s funny. When I was posted there it was the NDP, yet nobody I talked to liked them. It was the city holding the province hostage. The masses speak for all. That’s not freedom. That’s two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner.
commented 2019-09-04 22:13:15 -0400
Pallister will win, but with a weakened mandate.
commented 2019-09-04 21:27:10 -0400
Please, Lord, do not let the NDP screw up the province again.