Pallister’s PCs re-elected with majority in Manitoba, solidifying bloc of conservative premiers opposing Trudeau – Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201964 Views

Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives have won re-election in Manitoba in a victory that solidifies a bloc of conservative premiers who have lined up against the Trudeau government ahead of a federal campaign.

With 72 per cent of polls reporting, the PCs were projected to win a majority government, leading in 35 ridings and with roughly 50 per cent of the popular vote. The NDP were ahead in 19 ridings and the Liberals led in three.

Cheers rose through a rapidly growing crowd at PC headquarters on Tuesday night as the party painted most of Manitoba Tory blue, winning a majority of the province’s seats outside of Winnipeg. Within the capital city, a number of tight three-way battles were being fought among the Tories, New Democrats and Liberals.

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