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Election campaign in Manitoba officially kicks off

Last Updated Aug 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm CDT

WINNIPEG (CityNews) – The campaign for Manitoba’s election on Sept. 10 is officially underway.

Premier Brian Pallister is expected to announce the start of the election campaign. He had until Tuesday to visit the lieutenant governor and start the election campaign that must be a minimum of 28 days under provincial law.READ MORE: https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/2019/08/12/election-campaign-in-manitoba-will-get-officially-underway-as-early-as-today/

Posted by CityNews Winnipeg on Monday, August 12, 2019

Premier Brian Pallister says he formally visited the lieutenant-governor this afternoon to begin a 29-day campaign.

Pallister announced in June that he was moving up the vote from its scheduled date of October 2020.

He said his Progressive Conservatives had fulfilled most of their promises from the last election and needed a new mandate from voters.

The major parties have been campaigning for weeks.

Pallister’s Tories swept the NDP from power in 2016 with the largest majority in Manitoba in a century, winning 40 of the 57 legislature seats.

 

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