NDP Leadership Result Unfair - Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba

Unions decide who will lead the NDP and that is not fair to NDP members or Manitobans: Pallister

Greg Selinger is still the premier, not because he was the person his party wanted, but because he manipulated the rules and negotiated backroom deals to make it so. This is not an approach which Manitobans can believe in and should not be allowed to stand. It is unfair and unjust.

“I am calling on the NDP executive to review this process. It did not do justice to the NDP’s own members, nor does it set a respectful example Manitobans can believe in. Theresa Oswald deserved an honest shot at leadership and this process denied that chance. I’d like the NDP to find their moral compass and review this decision,” said Opposition Leader Brian Pallister.

Several months ago Mr. Pallister called on the premier to allow Christine Melnick back into caucus after her banishment. She’d been thrown out, not for lying, but for telling the truth. Calling for her reinstatement was the right thing to do.

Theresa Oswald, and by extension all those who support the NDP, have been denied a fair and just process. This reflects on all elected officials and choosing to ignore it is not acceptable. Doing the right thing cannot be optional.