CHILDREN LEARN WHAT HEALS US AND KEEPS US HEALTHY MATTERS AND THAT’S THE ONLY REASON THAT ANY OF THIS DOES. WHAT WILL WE USE OUR COLLECTIVE MOMENTUM TO MOVE TOWARDS? I HAVE SOME SUGGESTIONS. LET US VOTE TO ENLIGHTEN, TO SHRINK THE DARK AGAINST OUR HUMAN NATURE AND TOWARD OUR BROAD HUMANITY. LET OUR VOTE BE TWO REACHING ARMS, LET US LINK TO HOLD WHAT’S BEEN SLIPPING THROUGH OUR FINGERS AND LET US VOTE LIKE WE ARE MOUTHS UNFED AND LUKE WE ARE QUEER, UN-DARK AND DISABLED AND LIKE WE NEED HELP LIVING LIVES OF DIGNITY AND LIKE WE ARE SICK AND STUCK ON OUR OWN END OF TOWN, LIKE OR WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE MISSING AND MURDERED AND OUR LAND WAS STOLEN AND MISTREATED. ON ELECTION DAYS AND ALL OF THE DAYS BETWEEN THEM, LET US VOTE TOGETHER AND HOPE TOGETHER AND TOGETHER, MAKE CHANGE. THAT’S THE ONLY REASON THAT ANY OF THIS MATTERS IS BECAUSE ALL OF US DO. LIKE WE’RE ANYTHING LIKE EACH OTHER. BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, THAT’S ALL THAT WE ARE.>>YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT CBC STUDIO 41 IN DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG. OUR CBC ELECTION TEAM AND SOME INVITED GUESTS HAVE GATHERED HERE TO BRING YOU THE RESULTS AND ANALYSIS AS MANITOBA VOTES 2019. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I’M JANET STEWART. THE PROVISIONAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED A YEAR EARLIER THAN WE EXPECTED. IN THE WANING WEEKS OF A BEAUTIFUL MANITOBA SUMMER, IT’S COMING TO A CLOSE AND WE’LL FIND OUT WHICH VOTERS LIKE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO STEER OUR PROVINCE. WILL THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES UNDER BRIAN PALLISTER BE REWARDED OR WHAT ABOUT THE N.D.P., UNDER LEADER KINEW AND WHAT ABOUT THE LIBERAL PARTY AND THE GREENS ARE FIGHTING TO WIN A BREAK-THROUGH, WIN A SEAT AT THE TABLE IN THE LEGISLATURE. WILL THEY SUCCEED TONIGHT. JOINING US THIS EVENING FOR ANALYSIS IS CHRISTOPHER DEMOCRACY. CHRIS IS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA. ALSO AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, POLITICS IN MANITOBA AND THANKS FOR BEING HERE.>>IT WILL BE FUN BEING HERE. 57 SEATS TO SEE HOW THEY GO TONIGHT AND THE NORTH, WINNIPEG AREA, BRANDON EAST, IT’S A FASCINATING NIGHT.>>MARTHA HAS POLITICAL PANELS AND KEVIN GERTZIN AND SASHA MERICK AND MYLA ALPHA IS HOSTING A GATHERING IN OUR MANITOBA CAFE AND GETTING A REACTION. WE WILL BE LIVE AT THE FOUR-PARTY HEADQUARTERS, BARTLY KEEVIS, AUSTIN GRABBISH, ALANA COLE AND WE’LL BE CHECKING IN WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. LET’S BEGIN OUR COVERAGE WITH THE MARGORIE DOWHOUSE. WHERE DO WE BEGIN?>>WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND. THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE LAST TIME MANITOBA WENT TO THE POLL IN 2016. WE HAVE NEW ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES FOR 56 OF THE 57 RIDINGS IN MANITOBA. THAT MEANS THAT WINNIPEG ACTUALLY GAINS A RIDING AND RURAL MANITOBA LOSES ONE. SO THERE IT IS AND THESE AREAS WILL LIGHT UP AND THE COLOUR OF THE PARTY THAT IS LEADING OR ELECTED IN THAT AREA. SO WHAT I WANTED TO DO, FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON THE RESULTS FROM THE LAST TIME AROUND. SO THIS IS 2016, PLUS THE NEW ELECTORAL BOUND INDUSTRIES.ARIE. THERE ARE LOTS OF PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE BLUE. THE PCS WON IN A LANDSIDE VICTORY THREE YEARS AGO BUT WE’LL BE FOCUSING ON 32 RIDINGS UP FOR GRABS AND FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION ON AREAS WHERE THE RACES COULD BE TIGHT, IN PARTICULAR, WINNIPEG SOUTH. RIDING LIKE SOUTHDALE, FORT GERRY, FORT RICHMOND AND ONCE N.D.P. RIDINGS TURNED PC BLUE, WILL IT STAY PC BLUE OR TURN N.D.P. ORANGE. AS WELL AS WINNIPEG WEST, EXPECTING TIGHT RANGES IN ASSINIBOIA.>>SO HOW DID THE CAMPAIGNING GO? BARTLEY KEEVIS IS STANDING BY.>>WHEN YOUR PARTY IS WAY AHEAD IN THE POLLS AND YOU CALL A SUMMER ELECTION, ONE WAY TO WIN WOULD BE NEVER TO REMIND VOTERS THERE’S A CAMPAIGN GOING ON. THAT’S NOT WHAT PC LEADER BRIAN PALLISTER DID. HE MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ALMOST EVERYDAY.>>I HAVEN’T BEEN GOOD AT HIDE AND SEEK SINCE I WAS 6′” TALL IN GRADE FOUR.>>HE TRIED TO FRAME THIS ABOUT TRUST AND TAXES, PROMISING TAX RELIEF MEASURES, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BEING THE ELIMINATION OF ALL PROVISIONAL EDUCATION TAXES BY 2033.>>INSTEAD OF PUNISHING PEOPLE FOR INVESTING IN THEIR HOMES, FOR FIXING THEM UP, FOR POURING SWEAT EQUITY IN THEM AS MANITOBANS DO, WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT WE LEAVE MORE MONEY ON THAT KITCHEN TABLE.>>ON THE TRUST SIDE, HE HAMMERED AWAY AT PREDECESSORS AND DISRESPECTING VOTERS, IN HIS EYES.>>THEY RESPECT A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL SAY WHAT IT WILL DO.>>Reporter: TORIES USED ATTACK ADS TO TALK ABOUT KINEW’S TROUBLED PAST AND HE DIDN’T RAISE THE ISSUES WITH THE LEADER’S DEBATE.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES MANITOBA CARES ABOUT.>>Reporter: THERE WAS ANOTHER CAMPAIGN, TO IDENTIFY THE VOTE AND BRING IT OUT ON THE ELECTION DAY WHICH IS RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE TORIES ARE WELL AHEAD IN AN ADVANTAGE THERE. BECAUSE IF YOU’RE CALLING AN EARLY ELECTION, IT’S LIKE RUNNING IN A RACE, WHERE YOU’RE HOLDING THE STAT-UP PISTOL. JANET?>>SO LET’S GO LIVE TO AUSTIN WHO IS STANDING BY AT N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS.>>Reporter: JANET, THEY’VE TURNED THE MUSIC UP HERE AT N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS DOWNTOWN AT THE NET AND THEY’RE EXPECTING TO HAVE A PARTY. THERE’S ONLY A FEW PEOPLE HERE AND THEY ARE CAMPAIGN STAFFERS BUT EXPECTING TO WIN BACK SEATS AFTER THAT DISASTROUS LOSS IN 2016 WHERE THE N.D.P. ONLY GOT 14 SEATS. THEY’RE HOPING THEY CAN GET NEW FACES INTO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. KINEW MADE THIS ABOUT HEALTHCARE.>>Mr. PALLISTER HAS CUT SERVICES LIKE PHYSICAL THERAPY.>>Reporter: HE PROMISED TO OPEN AND HIRE AND TRAIN MORE NURSES. HE MADE A FEW OTHER PROMISES ALONG THE WAY, TOO, SAYING THE N.D.P. WOULD CREATE 50,000 NEW JOBS IN JUST FOUR YEARS AND MAKE FREE TAMPONS AND PADS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.>>HAPPY LABOR DAY, EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: HE PROMISED TO RAISE THE PROVINCE’S MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR AND SAID IF ELECTED, HE WOULD CREATE A $350 HYDRO REBATE. WHEREVER HE WENT, KINEW STUCK TO HIS LINES. AND BODY LANGUAGE EXTRAS THOUGHT THE FORMER BROADCASTER APPEARED CALM AND POLISHED AT THE PROVISIONAL LEADER’S DEBATE.>>Mr. KINEW HAS TIME NOW.>>Mr. PALLISTER, I DON’T THINK ANYONE BELIEVES YOU WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE.>>Reporter: JANET, WE WILL BE WATCHING TONIGHT TO SEE IF FOCUSING ON HEALTHCARE WILL PAY OFF FOR THE N.D.P. HERE AT THAT HEADQUARTERS TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT’S AUSTIN GRABBISH LIVE FROM A NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS. CHRIS ADAMS, HE’S BEEN WATCHING POLITICS IN MANITOBA AND WHAT ARE YOUR OBSERVATIONS TONIGHT?>>I WOULD SAY THE PCS TOOK MUCH OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS VOTE AWAY FROM THE N.D.P. IN THE LAST PROVISIONAL ELECTION. REALLY THE BATTLE HERE IN MANY PLACES IS UP NORTH, UP NORTH, TRADITIONAL N.D.P. ERA, LOSING TWO SEATS ABOVE THE CANADIAN SHIELD LINE AND ALSO, WE’RE LOOKING AT WINNIPEG AS MARGORIE SAID, 32 SEATS. THEY USED TO CALL THAT FORTRESS WINNIPEG AND THE PCS WERE DOWN TO FOUR SEATS AT ONE TIME. SO WE SAW PALLISTER TAKE IT AWANT AT N.D.P. WANTS TO PULL THAT BACK THIS ELECTION.>>WE’LL BE WATCHING TO SEE IF THAT CAN HAPPEN. WE NEED TO TAKE A BREAK BUT COVERAGE OF MANITOBA VOTES 2019 CONTINUES ONLINE AND ON CBC RADIO ONE. MARCY WILL BE WITH US IN JUST A MOMENT.>>YOU’RE LISTENING TO CBC MANITOBA VOTES AND MAYBE STREAMING THIS AND IT IS ELECTION NIGHT. WE HAVE A PARTISAN PANEL WITH US AND LET’S START WITH YOU FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY AND WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE WAY YOUR PARTY RAN THE CAMPAIGN.>>WE RAN A STRONG, DELIBERATE CAMPAIGN.>>WAS IT TOO BROAD? BECAUSE SOME OF THE CRITICISM OF THE CAMPAIGN, WAS IT EVERYTHING BUT NOT FOCUSED SNUFF.>>THAT’S FUNNY, BECAUSE WE WERE FOCUSED ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO MANITOBANS AND THAT WAS HEALTHCARE AND SAFETY AND THE ECONOMY AND THAT’S THINGS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AT THE DOOR.>>YOU SAID HEALTHCARE, SAFETY, ECONOMY AND SITTING NEXT TO YOU IS THE CAMPAIGN THAT CLEARLY LABELED HEALTHCARE, THE N.D.P. WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF HOW THE N.D.P. CAMPAIGN WENT THIS TIME?>>I WAS PROUD AND I THINK WE RAN A CAMPAIGN ON WHAT THEY WANTED. THEY ARE GETTING NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN EDUCATION. THAT’S WHAT WE RAN ON BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT MANITOBA IS TELLING US THEY’RE SCARED ABOUT.>>HOW ABOUT THE THINK THE CAMPAIGN WENT.>>I THINK IT WENT WELL. WE TALKED ABOUT MOVING FORWARD AND NOT BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE N.D.P. AND GREG SELLINGR. HOW DO WE MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. I THINK WE GOT THAT MESSAGE ACROSS.>>WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU GOT THAT MESSAGE ACROSS?>>AT THE DOORS TODAY, A LOT IN WINNIPEG AND I CONTINUED TO HEAR PEOPLE SAY WE WANT YOU TO CONTINUE TO THE WORK YOU’RE DOING. KNOW THAT SOME OF IT IS DIFFICULT AND WE INHERITED A MESS AND WON’T BE EASY TO CLEANN THAT UP AND WE HEAR THAT AT THE DOOR. THAT’S WHEN YOU’RE LIKELY TO HEAR THAT RESPONSE. NOT THAT POLLS NOT SOMETIMES IMPORTANT BUT WHAT YOU HEAR AT THE DOORS.>>ERIN, DID YOUR PARTY PUT FORTH ENOUGH OF A VISION, NEW LEADER, LOTS OF CHANGE FROM LAST TIME AROUND? BESIDES SAYING WE’RE GOING TO HELP HEALTHCARE AND POINT TO TAKING EXCEPTION WITH THE AGGRESSIVES AND CONSERVATIVES MADE CHANGES, WAS ENOUGH PUT FORWARD?>>OH, ABSOLUTELY. OUR PLATFORM CAME OUT FIRST. WE HAD IT FULLY FUNDED AND I HAD A LOT OF GREAT DETAILS ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE’RE GOING TO DO AND A LOT OF IS COMMON SENSE, DON’T FIRE NURSES OR CUT HEALTHCARE BECAUSE IT’S NOT A PLACE WHERE WE WANT TO SEE PROFIT OVER PEOPLE.>>THE LIBERAL PARTY, DO YOU THINK ENOUGH DISTINCTION HAS BEEN MADE FOR OTHER THE LIBERALS ARE IN MANITOBA, SASHA?>>WE TALKED ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND THAT’S WHAT RESONATED AT THE DOOR. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RIDINGS WITH THE AFFECTED HOSPITALS, SEVEN OAKS, THE VICTORIA CONCORDIA HOSPITAL.>>YOU’RE LISTENING AND WATCHING ON MANITOBA VOTES.>>WELCOME BACK TO MANITOBA VOTES. IF YOU’RE WATCHING US ON TELEVISION OR ONLINE, WE ADDED A LITTLE COUNT-DOWN CLOCK. THAT TELLS YOU HOW LONG IT WILL BE WHEN THE POLLS CLOSE IN MANITOBA. THIS IS MANITOBA’S FIRST ELECTION WITH A NEW LIBERAL PARTY LEADER, LAMONTE IS THE LIBERAL LEADER AND ALANA COLE IS FOLLOWING THAT AND JOINING US LIVE.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO ARRIVE HERE TONIGHT AND WE SAW DUGAL LAMONTE CHATTING WITH PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THE CAMPAIGN AND SUPPORTERS. THERE’S A LOT AT STAKE TONIGHT. THEY CAME IN WITH FOUR SEATS. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WIN AT LEAST FOUR SEATS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. NOW, I WAS JUST SPEAKING WITH LAMONTE YESTERDAY AND HE WAS FEELING GOOD AND IN ADDITION TO THE FOUR SEATS, HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PARTY WIN A MINIMUM OF ANOTHER EIGHT ADDITIONAL SEATS. SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING TO SEE HOW THE PARTY PERFORMS. JANET.>>THANK YOU, ALANA. THE GREEN PARTY CAME CLOSE TO WINNING A SEAT THE LAST TIME AROUND, THE FIRST SEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE. SO THIS TIME, THEY’RE WONDERING IF THEY CAN BREAK THAT BARRIER AND GET A SEAT AT THE TABLE. MARINA VONSTOCLEBURG JOINS US FROM GREEN PARTY HEADQUARTERS.>>Reporter: WE’RE STARTING TO SEE GREEN PARTY MEMBERS TRICKLING IN, SOME SIGNS GOING UP AND AS YOU MENTIONED, THE GREEN PARTY IS HOPING TO MAKE MANITOBA HISTORY TONIGHT. IF THEY ELECT A GREEN MLA, IT WILL BE THE FIRST ONE EVER IN MANITOBA’S HISTORY, JOINING FOUR OTHER PROVINCES IN A PROVISIONAL LEGISLATURE. THE HOPE FOR THE GREENS IS THE RIDING OF WOOLSEY. HE RAN LAST ELECTION IN 2016 AND LOST TO THE N.D.P. BY ONLY ABOUT 400 VOTES. THEY’RE HOPING THAT’S THE SPOT THEY CLINCH THE SEAT. THE N.D.P. IS HOPING TO HOLD ON TO IT. THEY’VE HAD IT SINCE 1990 AND THIS WILL BE THE RACE TO WATCH.>>THANK YOU. NOW, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THERE’S BUNCH OF PEOPLE BEHIND MY HEAD. MILA ALPHA IS WITH THEM AND WE’LL CHECK IN THIS EVENING TO GET REACTION. LET’S START RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: WE HAVE REACTION TO CONVERSATIONS HAPPENING HERE INSIDE EFFORT MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE. I DO HAVE — I’VE GOT TWO FIRST-TIME VOTERS HERE WITH ME IN THE MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE. CHRIS AND HIS WIFE, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE.>>Reporter: THANKS FOR BEING HERE, CHRIS.>>EXCITED TO BE HERE TO WITNESS WITNESSMANITOBA HISTORY IN THE .>>Reporter: YOU JUST MOVED TO MOBE RECENTLY.>>ACTUALLY, WE CAME HERE IN 2010.>>Reporter: SO WHY ARE YOU THIS EXCITED TO VOTE IN MANITOBA?>>IT’S THE COMBINATION OF OUR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY. RIGHT NOW WITH OUR VOTE, WE CASTED OUR VOTES LAST FRIDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF THE ADVANCED POLLING AND WE FELT THAT WITH THAT, WE HAVE A VOICE IN THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD BE RUN. SO IT’S GREAT TO HAVE THAT FEELING, THAT YOU’RE A PART OF THAT PROCESS.>>Reporter: WHAT IS IT YOU DID TO FIND OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES IN YOUR CONSTITUENCY?>>IT’S VERY UNUSUAL. I HAVE TO SHOUT OUT TO CALVIN GERSHEN OVER, THE MLA FOR OUR RIDING ONE UP FOR REELECTION. I DID GOING BACK TO THE QUESTION, I WAS SHOUTING OUT TO SOME POLITICIANS RUNNING FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE. CINDY LAMEROE, ONE EFFORT BACKGROUND RIDINGS AND JOHN REYOUS NOW RUNNING FOR WAIVERLY. I WANTED TO FIND OUT FROM THE CANDIDATES THEM WHAT THE DIFFERENCES ARE BETWEEN THE PARTIES, THEIR PLATFORMS AND WHAT THE ISSUES FACING THE RIDINGS ARE. IN THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA IN GENERAL. I LEARNED A LOT FROM THAT AND I POSTED THOSE EXCERPTS ON FACEBOOK.>>Reporter: THANKS, CHRIS. BACK TO YOU JANET.>>IF ONLY WE ALL PREPARED SO HARD FOR WHERE WE WOULD CAST OUR VOTE. WE’LL TAKE ANOTHER BREAK. STAY WITH US IF YOU’RE LISTENING ON RADIO OR WATCHING ONLINE BECAUSE WE’LL BE BACK IN MERE SECONDS.>>I’M STANDING HERE WITH CHRISTIAN SINCLAIR. WHY WAS IT SO IMPORTANT TO MAKE THE TRIP AND BE HERE?>>WE ARE IN NORTHERN MANITOBA AND PEOPLE SAY THEY SUFFER FROM PRIMERISTIS BUT WE HAVE TO ENSURE WE’RE HEARD AND 77% OF THE POPULATION IS FIRST NATION.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES YOU’LL BE WATCHING FOR THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN AND ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU IN YOUR COMMUNITY?>>THE FIRST NATION’S HEALTHCARE IS DEFINITELY A PRIORITY AND THEN, OF COURSE, HOUSING IS A MAJOR CRISIS AND THEN JUST WALT QUALITY OF LIFE, FIXING OUR INFRASTRUCTURES AND MORE ECONOMIC SOCIAL BENEFIT TO THE NORTH MANITOBA.>>Reporter: WHEN COMES TO THE WHICH, YOU’VE GOT IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS TO KEEP STRONG OR BUILD.>>ABSOLUTELY. WHATEVER PARTY WINS TONIGHT, WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM, BECAUSE AS FIRST NATIONS WE HAVE TREATY WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND A LOT OF TIMES, THE AGREEMENTS, BILATERAL AGREEMENTS GO WITH THE PROVINCE. WE’RE HELD HOSTAGE UNTIL THEY GET THE FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: AS YOU POINT OUT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT PARTY IS IN POWER, THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE, THOUGH, YOU CAN GET THE RELATIONSHIP YOU WANT, GETTING THE VOTE OUT IS IMPORTANT. WHAT ARE HEARING FROM PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?>>THE CREE NATION, THEY’VE BEEN PROACTIVE AND WE’VE HAD A LOT OF ENGAGEMENT WITH THE CANDIDATES, GOING DOOR TO DOOR, AND WE’VE EXPRESSED OUR VOICE AND CONCERNS TO MAKE SURE WE’RE HEARD. WITH ANY PARTY, THEY HAVE TO ADDRESS CONCERNS GOING FORWARD, RECOGNISING THAT MANITOBA HAS A BUST OF A FINANCIAL CHALLENGE, BUT THEY’RE GETTING PASSED IT AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE NO SOCIAL PROGRAMMING IS SUFFERING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DOESN’T FALL APART AND WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN THAT QUALITY OF LIFE.>>Reporter: I HAVE TO ASK YOU WHILE I HAVE YOU HERE, IS THERE ANY PARTY THAT YOU FEEL YOU HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP THAN THE OTHERS?>>WITH THE PAST CREE NATION, WE’VE SEEN THE POLITICAL GAME, BOTH PROVISIONALLY AND POLITICALLY AND IMPORTANT WE MAINTAIN THAT WITH ALL PARTIES. WE KNOW THEY THEIR DIFFERENT PLATFORMS BUT BEING IN NORTHERN MANITOBA, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH PARTY IS IN POWER, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE’RE NOT LEFT BEHIND.>>Reporter: JUST QUICKLY, YOU DIDN’T COME ALONE. YOU BROUGHT SOMEONE WITH YOU.>>THIS IS MY DAUGHTER, ALEXIS BROOK SINCLAIR.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE FOR CBC.>>WELCOME BACK TO THE PREELECTION SHOW BECAUSE THERE’S EIGHT MINUTES AND 42 SECONDS LEFT UNTIL THE POLLS CLOSE. THE HOST OF CBC RADIO’S NORTH COUNTRY AND HE’S A TV REPORTER TONIGHT, JOINING US FROM JOHNSON. RAJ.>>Reporter: YES, JANET. WE’RE HERE. I’M OUTSIDE CITY HALL IN THOMPSON. FOR THE FIRST TIME THOMPSON HAS FOUR DIFFERENT CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE FROM BUT THE RATE EVERYONE IS WATCHING BETWEEN THE INCUMBENT, PCS, KELLY BINDLE AND DANIELLE ADAMS. NOW THE LAST ELECTION, BINDLE UNSEATED FIVE YEARS OF A SEAT HERE HELD BY STEVE ASHTON AND DID IT BY ONLY 185 VOTES. THE N.D.P. IS PROBABLY LOOKING TO GET THAT BACK AND SWITCHING IT TO ORANGE. THE OTHER STORYLINE IN KANOOK, JUDY CLAWSON UNSEATED THE CANDIDATE IN THE LAST ROUND IN 2016. ERIC ROBERTSON THERE FOR 17 YARDS. 17YEARS. THERE’S NO INCUMBENT THAT RIDING AND THIS MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE N.D.P. TO STEP IN AND TAKE THAT VOTE. THESE ARE TWO OF THE MAJOR RACES WE’RE LOOKING AT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. MARCY, YOU’VE GOT OUR POLITICAL INSIDERS THAT MUST BE CHOSENNING AT THE BIT.>>THEY’RE PRETTY ANXIOUS AND LET’S GO THROUGH WHAT RIDINGS THEY’RE WATCHING, WITH KELVIN. WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE WATCHING?>>I THINK WE CAN PICK UP SEATS. THE MAPLES AND PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT THAT, BUT WE HAD A STRONG CAMPAIGN, A GOOD, STRONG CANDIDATE IN THAT AREA. I THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE NORTHERN SEATS IN THE PAS AND FLINN.>>JAMIE THOMPSON CAME CLOSE AND PATTERSON IS A CITY COUNCILLOR THERE AND, OF COURSE –>>I’M WATCHING SOUTHDALE, A STRONG CANDIDATE WITH A GOOD RECEPTION ON THE DOORSTEP. TO NAME A COUPLE, I THINK THE ENTIRE WINNIPEG NORTH IS IN PLAY, MAPLETON, HILLSBOROUGH, WE HAVE RESOURCES WITH THE LEADER AND, OF COURSE, IN ST. BON AFICE.>>SHAWN IS STANDING BY AS IT PREPARES TO CLOSE.>>Reporter: I’M IN SHAUGNESSEY PARK. WE HAD A FAMILY OF VOTERS, LITERALLY 25 METRES FROM THE POLLING STATION COME OUT WITH THEIR CARDS IN HAND, GOING TO VOTE AND PROBABLY THE EASIEST VOTING YOU’LL DO. KINDLE PARK IS IN PLAY, TWO INCUMBENTS GOING HEAD TO HEAD. THAT’S TED MARCELINO FROM THE N.D.P. AND CINDY LAMRU. SHE WON IN 2016, BOUNDARY REDISTRIBUTION SAYING MOST OF MY NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE GOING OVER TO TINDLE PARK, I’M GOING WITH THEM. THE LAMEROU FAMILY MACHINE, BOTH FEDERALLY AND N.D.P. MACHINE BETWEEN TED MARCELINO, WE’LL SEE. SEE. WE’LL HAVE TO SEA IF THEY CAN TAKE WAY SOME OF THOUGH VOTES. IT WILL BE INTERESTING HERE.>>SHAWN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. DO WE HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER COMMERCIAL BREAK, TERRY IS? WE GET TO TALK TO CHRIS BECAMES BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUR MINUTES AND 50 SECONDS BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE.>>YOU KNOW, SPEAK OF POLLS, A DIFFERENT TYPE OF POLL, WE’RE LOOKING AT A NUMBER OF POLLS THAT WERE PUT OUT OVER THE PAST FIVE WEEKS. NOT AS MANY AS IN THE LAST ELECTION. WE HAD ABOUT A DOZEN IN 2016, AND THIS ELECTION, THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE POLES AND ALL OF THEM HAD THE PCS LEADING AND THE N.D.P. CATCHING UP WITHIN “THE WINNIPEG MARKET AREA AND WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND, THE POLLS DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THAT. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THE VOTE WILL GO UP NORTH BUT WE KNOW HISTORICALLY UP NORTH, IT TENDS TO GO N.D.P.>>THE LAST ELECTION NOTWITHSTANDING, A LOT OF THINS CHANGED AND THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR CANDIDATE COMES OUT ON TOP. NOW, IN THREE MINUTES AND 49 SECONDS, WHEN THE POLLS CLOSE, THE RESULTS COME IN FAST AND FURIOUS.>>BECAUSE WE’RE IN THE ONE-TIME ZONE IN MANITOBA, UNLIKE IN CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION, YOU SEE POLLS COMING IN WITH THESE TIME ZONES. SO YOU SPEND ALL NIGHT, UP TO 1:00, 2:00 IN THE MORNING AND SOMETIMES WE GET 57 RIDINGS COMING IN VERY, VERY QUICKLY AND SEE THE BOARDS COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES BUT WE SEE SOME TAKING A LONG TIME, AS WE SEE THE SPLIT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN CONTENDERS.>>ON THE BACKGROUNDS WE’RE WATCHING. STAY WITH US ONLINE AND THE POLLS ARE CLOSING IN JUST MOMENTS. STAY WITH US.>>HOW ARE YOU FEELING WERE WAB KINEW?>>I SHOWED HE’S A NEW MAN AND A GOOD ROLE MODEL. YOU LOOK AT WAB AND SEE, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE TURNED IT AROUND AND LOOK WHERE HE IS IN.>>YOU FEEL THAT CAME ACROSS TO THE VOTERS.>>I DO. I THINK HE SHOWED HIMSELF TO BE ARTICULATE. HE HAS SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE A LEADER.>>ALSO FOR THE NEW LEADERS. LAMONTE, HOW DID HE DO.>>DUGAL IS NOT A STRANGER TO POLITICS, HE’S WORKED AROUND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CAMPAIGNS AND IT CAME TO DOING HIS CAMPAIGN, THE LAST BYELECTION. HE DID A FANTASTIC JOB GARNERING 52% OF THE VOTE. THIS TIME AROUND AND WE’RE RIGHT INTO A SNAP ELECTION THAT’S BEEN CALLED RIGHT BEFORE THE SUMMER, HE’S DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF FIELDING FULL 57 CANDIDATES ACROSS THE BOARD, CRAFTING A FANTASTIC MESSAGE ACROSS HIS PLAN AND HE’S DONE A GOOD JOB AND RECEIVED VERY WELL AT THE DOOR.>>BRIAN PALLISTER LEADS THE PARTY THAT GOES INTO TONIGHT WITH A HISTORIC MAJORITY. HOWEVER, HE PERSONALLY DOESN’T ALWAYS DO WELL WHEN YOU POLL HOW MANITOBANS VIEW HIM. HOW MUCH HOW HE DOES — HOW HE IS VIEWED BY MANITOBANS, HOW DOES THAT DO WITH SUCCESS IN.>>AS SOMEONE WHO DOES WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO AND SEE THAT AS STRONG LEADERSHIP.>>WE’RE CLOSE NOW. 30 SECONDS AWAY FROM THE POLLS CLOSING. THERE’S A WHOLE CAFE BEHIND US LISTENING TO CBC MANITOBA VOTES. IT IS ELECTION NIGHT IN MANITOBA. AND WE ARE ALIVE AT CBC DOWNTOWN IN WINNIPEG. WE FIND OUT HOW THE PARTIES WILL FARE. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT ON CBC AND INFORMATION FOR LISTENING ON 89.3 F.M. AND WATCHING ONLINE.>>WHAT THE GREENS ARE DOING IS FOCUSING ON INVESTING IN PEOPLE.>>THIS IS AN EXCITING ELECTION IN THE FUTURE IN THIS PROVINCE AND THIS IS THE WAY WE GO FORWARD, NOT BACKWARD.>>IT IS NOW 8:00 P.M. IN MANITOBA. THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. IT IS TIME TO FIND OUT IF VOTERS HERE LIKE THE CHANGES P BRIAN PALLISTER’S CONSERVATIVES HAVE MADE. AND WHAT ABOUT THE GREEN PARTY? IT HAS BEEN FIGHTING TO GET A SEAT AT THE TABLE, CAME CLOSE LAST TIME AROUND AND CAN IT MAKE THE BREAK-THROUGH THIS YEAR? GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO MANITOBA VOTES. A SPECIAL HELLO AND WELCOME TO OUR APARTMENT TO VIEWERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO ARE NOW JOINING US ON “CBC NEWS NETWORK.” WE’RE STREAMING THIS PROGRAMME ONLINE, ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, WE’RE EVERYWHERE. WE’RE ON THE MAIN TELEVISION NETWORK IN MANITOBA AND ON CBC RADIO ONE IN MANITOBA. WE’RE EVERYWHERE. I’M JANET AND I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE WITH US AND JOINING US FOR AN ANALYSIS IS POLITICAL SCIENTIST, CHRISTOPHER ADAMS. HE IS AN AUTHOR OF POLITICS IN MANITOBA AND ADJUNCTS PROFESSOR AND WE’RE THRILLED YOU’RE HERE.>>IT’S A FUN NIGHT, 57 SEATS IN PLAY. WE DON’T KNOW IF PALLISTER WILL HOLD ON TO A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AND WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING ACROSS THE PROVINCE SO EXCITING TO BE WITH ME, WITH YOU, AS WELL. [ Laughter ]>>YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE A HOUSEFUL HERE. GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF HOW OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING FOR?>>Reporter: WELL, WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL 57 TRYINGS HERE IN MANITOBA. SO JUST A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND FOR YOU. THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS. THE LAST TIME MANITOBANS WENT TO THE POLLS IN 2016, WELL, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THE ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES FOR MANITOBA HAVE CHANGED. FOR 56 OF THE 57 RIDINGS, WHAT THAT MEANS IS WINNIPEG A GAINING A RIDING, AND RURAL MANITOBA IS LOSING ONE. THIS IS THE MAP WE’LL SEE AND THE COLOUR WILL CHANGE ACCORDING TO WHICH PARTY IS LEADING. YOU’LL SEE WHERE THE PARTIES WILL BE LEADING, WHAT PART OF THE PROVINCE, WHICH RIDINGS. LET’S LOOK AT THE LAST VOTE FROM 2016. THESE ARE THE RESULTS FROM 2016, PLUS THE NEW ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES. YOU CAN SEE THERE’S PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE BLUE. WE’LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON WINNIPEG, WHERE THERE ARE 31 32 RIDING UP FOR GRABS. THREE YEARS AGO AND LOTS OF BLUE. WE’LL BE KEEPING OUR EYES ON REGIONS WHERE THE N.D.P. WILL WANT TO BATTLE BACK. WINNIPEG SOUTH IS ONE AND WE’LL LOOK AT SOUTHDALE, FORT RICHMOND THAT THE N.D.P. WILL WANT TO TURN BACK ORANGE AND WINNIPEG WEST, ASSINIBOIA AND N.D.P. ARE HOPING TO TAKE THAT BACK AND TURN IT ORANGE. WE BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS FOR YOU TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU, MARGORIE.>>WE HAVE REPORTERS AND CAMERAS STATIONED ACROSS THE PROVINCE FOR YOU, INCLUDING AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE FOURTH MAJOR PARTIES. BARTLEY KEEVIS, AUSTIN GRABBISH AND ALANA COLE AND MARINA IS ON SHER BROOK. WE ALSO HAVE REPORTERS COMING TO US LIVE FROM BRANDON AND THOMPSON. RIDINGSES IN BOTH CITIES COULD COME INTO PLAY. ULTIMATELY, WHAT WE REPORT ON TONIGHT ARE THE DECISIONS BY VOTERS LIKE YOU. SO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF THOSE VOTERS JOINING US TONIGHT IN WHAT WE’RE CALLING OUR MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE AND THEY’RE BRINGING A PARTY TO THIS PARTY AND WILL SHARE THEIR VIEWS WITH CBC.>>Reporter: WELL, JANET, THIS HAS BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOW THAT ALL PROVISIONAL PARTIES HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR BEST TO CONNECT WITH AND ENGAGE MANITOBA VOTERS. LUCKY FOR ME, I’LL HAVE NO TROUBLE FINDING ENGAGED VOTERS. WE HAVE A ROOM PACKED FULL OF THEM. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A VESTED INTERESTS. INDIGENOUS ISSUES, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION. THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AND I AM SURE YOU KNOW IT’S ELECTION NIGHT AND NERVOUSNESS. WE’LL HAVE IT ALL AS RESULTS ROLL IN AND WE’LL HAVE A GOOD TIME TONIGHT IN THE MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE AND THANKS.>>THERE’S A MYRIAD OF WAYS TO TAKE IN OUR COVERAGE. WITH THAT STORY, HERE IS AMHERD KHAN.>>Reporter: JANET, CANADIANS HAVE THEIR EYE ON MANITOBA. WE’VE GOT COVERAGE FOR YOU IN DIFFERENT WAYS. OUR BROADCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU ON RADIO AND TELEVISION AS BEING SIMULCASTED THERE. TO BOOT, WE’VE ALSO — AND IT’S GOING TO BE ON DIGITALLAL PLATFORMS, TOO. YOU CAN WATCH THIS ON CBC AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THAT MEANS YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. TO BOOT, WE HAVE OUR DETAILING L TEAM OVER MY SHOULDER AND THEY’LL BE BRINGING YOU A MYRIAD OF ONLINE COVERAGE AT CBC.CA SLASH MANITOBA, AS WELL AS OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. THEY’LL BE BRINGING YOU A LIVE ELECTION RESULT, LIVE BLOG. SO WE’VE GOT ALL OF YOUR BASES COVERED. YOU HAVE TO PICK YOUR PLATFORM AND STAY LOCKED IN.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. POLITICAL INSIDERS MAY JUST HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT WHATEVER HAPPENS TONIGHT. SO WE INVITED THREE OF THEM IN. TRYING TO KEEP A REIGN ON THEM. MARCY MARCUZA.>>IT’S ALL TIED RIGHT NOW AND SASHA MERRIS, THIS YEAR HE HAD A JOB OF ELECTION READINESS, GETTING THE CANDIDATES AND THE CAMPAIGN READY BEHIND THE SCENES AND WELCOME TO YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>REPRESENTING THE N.D.P. TONIGHT, RECOLLECTABLE TO MANITOBA. A LONG-TIME PARTY MOTHER AND AND HELD THESOUTHDALE RIDING. I SUSPECT YOU’LL BE RIDING STEINBACH.>>NEVER TAKE HIM FOR GRANTED.>>HE’S THE MLA SINCE 2003, SO SEEKING A FIFTH TERM IN OFFICE AND WE’RE GRATEFUL YOU’RE ABLE TO BE WITH US.>>THANK YOU.>>THAT IS OUR PANEL AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE, FOR YOUR WORK AND I GUESS WE’LL SEE WHAT MANITOBA HAS TO SAY ABOUT YOUR PARTIES AND WE’LL BE GETTING NUMBERS ROLLING IN.>>YES, NUMBING. WELL, THEY DO ADD UP AND IF THEY ADD UP TO 29, THAT’S A BIG DEAL.>>YOU NEED HALF TO TAKE THE GOVERNMENT. SO 29 IS THE MAJORITY IN THE GOVERNMENT. TO WIN THE GOVERNMENT, BRIAN PALLISTER TOOKING A WHOPPING 40 SEATS WHICH WAS WAY BEYOND THE 29 NEEDED. SO HE HAS TO LOSE A LOT OF SEATS TO GO DOWN TO 29 OR LESS. 25 OF THE SEATS, ONLY 25 OF THE 57 ARE OUTSIDE OF WINNIPEG. SO TO WIN A MAJORITY, YOU CAN WIN ALL OF THE OF THE SEATS OUTSIDE OF WINNIPEG, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE A CHUNK OF WINNIPEG. YOU START OFF WITH WHAT WE CALL FORTRESS WINNIPEG OR BACKGROUND WINNIPEG AND THEN YOU BUILD OUT FROM THAT. SO THE BIG THING TONIGHT IS WATCHING THE MAJORITY OF THOSE SEATS, 32 IN WINNIPEG THAT WILL BE IN PLAY.>>WHEN THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES TOOK 40 SEATS LAST TIME AROUND, THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY TOOK A BLOW, ONLY 14. WHAT DID YOU THINK THEY’RE HOPING FOR TONIGHT.>>THEY’RE HOPING TO BE POSITIONED TO — WELL, THEY WANT TO WIN A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT THEMSELVES.>>EVERYONE DOES, BUT WHAT WOULD BE SUCCESS FOR THEM?>>OVER 20 SEATS WOULD BE SEEN AS SUCCESS. THEY WOULD BE SEEN AS THE GOVERNMENT IN WAITING. ALSO, I THINK THEY WANT TO PREVENT THE LIBERALS FROM TAKING TOO MUCH AWAY FROM THEM. SO WHAT WOULD BE DISASTROUS WOULD BE FOR THE LIBERALS TO HAVE AN EQUAL NUMBER OF SEATS AS THE N.D.P. OR TO PULL ENOUGH VOTE AWAY FOR RUINING THE CHANCES AND MANY OF THOSE SEATS THAT THE N.D.P. WANTS TO TAKE BACK, THAT THE PCS TOOK AWAY IN THE ELECTION.>>THE LIBERALS WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT AND ALANA COLE IS STANDING BY.>>Reporter: WELL, PEOPLE HAVE STARTED ARRIVING. THERE’S MANY, MANY PEOPLE BEHIND ME AND BESIDE ME IS LIBERAL CANDIDATE GREG LARKINS. TELL ME, HOW ARE YOU FEELING THIS EVENING?>>FEELING PRETTY GREAT THIS EVENING. I’M FEELING OPTIMISTIC. I TOOK A DAY TO RELAX AND LET MY TEAM GET OUT THAT VOTE TODAY. SO I SPENT THE DAY WITH MY DOG AND I’M CALM. IF YOU WERE ASKING ME THIS YESTERDAY, IT WOULD BE A DIFFERENT STORY.>>Reporter: YOU SAY YOU’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME DOOR-KNOCKING THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND TELL ME, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN HEARING WHILE DOOR-KNOCKING FEELING THAT YOU’RE AT AN ADVANGE.>>JUST CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE AT DOOR WAS A HUGE THING. I TRIED TO HIT THE AREA THREE TIMES. IT’S MASSIVE, BUT TRIED TO GET A HUGE CHUNK CONNECT ON THE DOORS AND LISTENING. I THINK A LOT OF MANITOBANS AND FORT GERRY RESIDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR CHANGE. WE’VE HAD THE SAME TWO RUNNING OUR PROVINCE DECADES FOR DECADES NOW. SO THE OPTION TO HAVE A VIABLE CANDIDATE IS DRAWING THEM TO THE LIBERAL LEADER. OUR LEADER IS GOING TO BE A GREAT PREMIER WHEN HE GETS ELECT. BUT FORT GERRY WAS HIT BY THE HEALTHCARE CUTS SO THE CLOSURE IS THERE. SO THOSE CONVERSATIONS WERE HAPPENING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAS A BIG ONE AND THE LACK OF ACTION OR CONVERSATIONS HAPPENING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. MY BACKGROUND, I’VE BEEN STUDYING WEATHER PATTERNS AND TEMPERATURES RISING FOR AWHILE. IT WAS NATURAL CONVERSATION AND SURPRISING HOW MUCH IT WAS HAPPENING AND THAT’S A GREAT THING.>>Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Reporter: GREG LARKINS RUNNING FOR THE LIBERALS.>>THANK YOU, ALANA AND LET’S CHECK IN WITH AUSTIN GRABBISH DOWNTOWN AT THE METROPOLITAN CENTRE.>>Reporter: WELL, JANET THERE , THEREARE A FEW DOZEN PEOPLE TG IN HIREAGE THEY’RE HOPING THE PARTY CAN GET BACK SOME OF THE SEATS THEY LOST IN 2016. UNION MEMBERS ARE HAVING TRINKS AND EXCITED, FEEL BE OPTIMISTIC AND GET FRESH FACES INTO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. NOW TO GET MORE INSIGHT INTO HOW THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN GOING THIS YEAR, WE’RE JOINED NOW BY THE COCHAIR WITH THE N.D.P. AND YOU’VE BEEN WITH THE PARTY FOR REALLY QUITE SOME TIME. SO WHY DON’T YOU START BY TELLING US WHY YOU THINK THE N.D.P. HAS A SHOT AT GETTING MORE SEATS AFTER THAT DISASTROUS WIN IN 2016.>>THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY HARD, EVEN THOUGH THIS A WHOLE YEAR EARLIER THAN ANTICIPATED. WE’VE BEEN LISTENING TO MANITOBANS, KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING SURE WE’RE LISTENING TO WHAT THE CONCERNS ARE THAT MANITOBANS HAVE SHARED WITHS. WE PUT TOGETHER A SUCCESSFUL PLATFORM AND WE’RE PUTTING TOGETHER A GOOD MANDATE IN TERMS OF WHAT WE’LL BE PREPARED TO DELIVER.>>Reporter: YOU KNOW, WE NOTICED YOU FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE THIS CAMPAIGN. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHY YOU THINK THAT WILL SELL TONIGHT WITH MANITOBANS?>>WE CERTAINLY, AS A UNION, THE UNION I WORK FOR, WE REPRESENT HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND KNOW THE CHANGES HAPPENING IN THE HEALTHCARE AREA OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS AS THE CHANGES THAT PALLISTER HAS PUT INTO PLACE HAS HAD AN IMPACT. SO WE’VE HAD NURSES WORKING MANDATORY OVERTIME, AND WE KNOW PROVISIONALS LABS CAN BE PRIVATIZED. WE KNOW THAT THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE AIDS IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS HAD HAVE TO BID ON THE SAME SHIFT TO MAINTAIN THEIR WORKFLOW.>>Reporter: THE N.D.P.S ARE EXPECTING MORE TO COME AS THEY HOPE TO GET MORE SEATS TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BARTLEY KEEVIS JOINS US FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS.>>Reporter: THERE IS DAVID MCLAUGHLIN, THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER AND MASTER-MINE BEHIND THIS CAMPAIGN. I UNDERSTAND TODAY, YOU WERE DOOR-KNOCKING YOURSELF.>>ABSOLUTELY. EVERY VOTE COUNTS. IN MANY WAYS, HAVING IDENTIFIED THE VOTE, YOU HAVE TO BRING IT OUT. SO I FIGURED MY ROLE, I’LL JUST DO MY PART AND I WENT INTO A COUPLE OF RIDINGS, KNOCKED ON DOORS SAYING HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE FOR YOUR PARTLY CLOUDY CANDIDATE. I LOVE IT.>>Reporter: WHAT KIDDINGS DIDD YOU GET INTO?>>RIALLE.>>Reporter: BOIL IT DOWN.>>TO WIN. [ Laughter ]>>IT WAS TO WIN, IN THIS SENSE. WE WERE AN INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT DEFENDING A RECORD BUT PUTTING OUT NEW THINGS. WE HAD TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE HAD DONE IN ORDER TO POSITION IT TO WERE WE HAD TO GO. YOU HAVE TO WORK PEOPLE THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND BRING THEM ALONG BECAUSE THEY HAVE CONCERNS WITH WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD DONE. WE HAD TO TALK ABOUT THE OTHER GUYS, BECAUSE THAT IS A PART OF THE PROCESS. SO WE RAN, I THINK, A PRETTY ASSERTIVE CAMPAIGN, A MANAGER NIGHTMARE AND I THINK IT WAS A HISTORIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. HE WENT EVERYWHERE. HE WANTED TO VISIT PEOPLE AND WE WANTED TO MAKE THAT AS A PART OF THE CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: PART OF THE ASSERTIVENESS, WE NOTICED THERE WAS A DIFFERENT PUBLIC CAMPAIGN IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC MESSAGING AND THE PUBLIC MESSAGE CAMPAIGN.>>YOU’RE LOOKING AT DUST MEDIAT MEDIA CHANNELINGS. CHANNELINGS. YES, WE INVESTED MORE IN SOCIAL MEDIA, SO WE PUT ADS OUT. BUT WE FOUND THAT WAS A WAY TO KEEP REACHING PEOPLE AND ABLE TO TRACK WHAT KINDS OF PEOPLE WERE LOOKING FOR OUR MESSAGE. WE HAD A DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE. WE WANTED TO SPEAK TO WOMEN, PARTS OF THE PROVINCE AND WE KNOW HOW PEOPLE GET INFORMATION. SO THAT WAS PART OF ABSOLUTELY PART OF THE STRATEGY. EVERY CAMPAIGN DOES THAT IN CERTAIN WAY.>>Reporter: THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.>>THIS IS DAVID MCLAUGHLIN, PCCAMPAIGN MANAGER. BACK TO YOU.>>WE HAVE RESULTS COMING IN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>LOOK AT THAT ONE ONE FOR EACH OF THE MAJOR PARTIES. LET’S SEE WHERE THESE RESULTS ARE COMING FROM. FROM THE RIDING OF BORDERLAND, LAUREN BRAUT, ONLY A 90-POINT LEAD. AND SO NINE VOTE ADVANTAGE WITH VERY, VERY EARLY RETURNS.>>OVER THE GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE, SHOWING UP IF BORDERLAND. OUR NEXT RIGHT IS WHERE JAMIE MOSES IS TAKING IT.>>MAYER IS IN THIRD PLACE, A METIS WOMAN AND CABINET MINISTER AND WANT HER TO REMAIN BUT THE N.D.P. LOOKING LIKE THEY’RE EARLY ON TAKING THAT BACK.>>WE KNOW THAT AND LAKESIDE, AS WELL. RALPH EICHLER.>>THE BOTTOM HALF OF MANITOBA, OUTSIDE OF WINNIPEG IS TRADITIONALLY VERY PC BLUE AND RALPH EICHLER IS A PART OF THAT PATTERN.>>SO LET’S GO TO THE MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE AND HEAR WHAT CONCERNS THEY HAD GOING INTO THIS ELECTION.>>Reporter: THROUGH THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN, HEALTHCARE HAS BEEN A MAJOR ISSUE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAS DISCUSSED AND TOP OF MIND FOR LUCY CARP. THAT WAS A GENERAL STATEMENT I MADE, BUT WHAT MORE SPECIFICALLY WERE YOU WATCHING FOR?>>SO ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS LOOKING FOR FROM THE DIFFERENT PARTIES WAS EMPHASIS ON PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE AND I WAS PLEASED TO SEE A LOT OF PARTIES INCLUDED THAT IN THEIR PLATFORMS. THE N.D.P. PLATFORM THEY SPOKE ABOUT INCLUDING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH TO ADDRESS HEALTHCARE. SO PUTTING RENT IN AND EIA UNDER THEIR HEALTHCARE PLATFORM. SO THAT I WAS PLEASED TO SEE. SIMILARLY, THE LIBERALS TALKED ABOUT THAT, THE GREEN PARTY TALKED ABOUT, THE PC PARTY TALKED ABOUT THAT, AS WELL. SO I THINK THAT’S, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WHERE HEALTHCARE IS GOING THESE DAYS AND IT’S A REALLY POSITIVE CHANGE. SO I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT. ONE THING THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR HOPING TO SEE MORE OF WAS MORE EMPHASIS ON WOMEN. THERE’S BEEN QUITE A BIT OF CUTS AND PEOPLE ADDRESSED PIT. THE N.D.P. TALKED ABOUT INCREASING LACTATION CONSULTANTS, BUT I JUST WANTS FROM ALL PARTIES TO HEAR A MORE ROBUST PLAN AND ROBUST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE CUTBACKS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AND THE PLANS MOVING FORWARD.>>Reporter: DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH THE COYS IY CANDIDATES?>>YES, I WAS IMPRESSED.>>Reporter: THANK YOU, LUCY. I’M HEAR WITH DR. RAYMOND WHO IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND YOU’VE BEEN A FRIEND ON THE RADIO SHOW FOR A LONG TIME AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR OPINION BUT I WONDER WHAT YOUR CONCERNS ARE ROLLING INTO THIS ELECTION N ARE.>>ONE IS THE ISSUE OF HEALTHCARE AND SOME ARE TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH CARE. THE SECOND IS THAT OF INCLUSION AND THERE’S A REASON WHY. BOTH ISSUES IMPACT THE WELL-BEING OF OUR CITIZENS. AND WHEN WE HAVE GOOD HEALTHY CITIZENS, WE HAVE A GOOD HEALTHY ECONOMY. OFTEN PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND THE ECONOMY. THE INTERESTING THING IS, BOTH THE PT REPORT, THEY LOOK AT HEALTHCARE WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE MORE INCREASED ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, THE BETTER THAT MANITOBANS WOULD BE AND ON TOP OF THAT, EVERY DOLLAR WE SPEND TOWARD PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, WE SEE $5 IN HEALTHCARE. ADDRESSING THAT ISSUE, THAT JUST NOT WORKS IN TERMS OF OUR HEALTH BUT ECONOMY.>>Reporter: YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF WELL-INFORMED MANITOBA VOTERS IN THE CAFE. BACK TO YOU JANET.>>LET’S GO TO THE PAS AND FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING. AMANDA LATHLIN IS IN THE LEAD OVER RON EVANS OF THE PC.>>THE INCUMBENT AND HER FATHER WAS OSCAR LATHLIN. BUT RON EVANS IS THE PAST CHIEF OF THE ASSEMBLY OF CHIEFS, STAR CANDIDATE FOR THE PCS.>>GOING TO THOMPSON NOW WHERE WE SEE KELLY BINDLE.>>ONE VOTE. THEY TOOK IT AWAY FROM THE N.D.P. BEFORE AND WANT TO TAKE IT BACK. IN BORDERLAND, AN UPDATE ON WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE, JOSH GUENTER HAS JUMPED INTO THE LEAD.>>NOT UNEXPECTED.>>RIDING MOUNTAIN, THAT BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE PROVINCE AND SEE THAT GREG NESBITT HAS TAKEN AN EARLY LEAD.>>A TRADITIONAL AREA FOR THE TRADITIONAL CONSERVATIVES.>>LET GO TO GREEN PARTY HEADQUARTERS WHERE OUR MARINA IS STANDING BY.>>Reporter: WELL, TONIGHT COULD BE HISTORY-MAKE FOR THE GREEN PARTY IF THEY MANAGE TO GET A SEAT IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. IT WOULD BE THE FIRST GREEN PARTY SEAT IN HISTORY IN MANITOBA. IT WOULD JOIN FOUR OTHER PROVINCES ACROSS THE PARTY IN ELECTING A GREEN CANDIDATE. TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN THAT’S GONE ON, I’M JOINED BY MEL HEBERT.>>THE CAMPAIGN IS GOING GREAT. WE’VE BEEN BUILDING OFF THE MOMENTUM OF GREENS INCREASING SUPPORT ACROSS CANADA AND WE’RE SEEING THAT TRANSLATE INTO MANITOBA, AS WELL. YOU KNOW, WE’VE HAD SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE PAST. WE’VE BEEN GETTING TO THE DOOR MORE OFTEN, SO YEAH, IT’S BEEN A GREAT CAMPAIGN OVERALL.>>Reporter: WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR THE GREEN PARTY TO HAVE A SEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS TIME AROUND?>>I MEAN, IT WOULD MAKE HISTORY. ESSENTIALLY, ONE GREEN IN THE LEGISLATURE, WHAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING IS MORE GREENS TO FOLLOW. IN B.C., THEY GOT ONE IN 2013 AND THEN THEY GOT THREE IN 2017 AND HOLDING A BALANCE TO POWER. THEY GOT THAT ONE THIS 2015 AND NOW THEY’RE THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. SO ONCE YOU GET ONE GREEN IN THE LEGISLATURE, MANY MORE SEATS TO FOLLOW.>>MEL HEBERT INVOLVED FOR THE GREEN PARTY. THEY’RE HOPING TO ELECT DAVID NICHARS, LOSING BY 400 VOTES IN TO 2016.>>WE HAVE RESULTS FROM THE RIDING OF AGA SECOND SECOND IZ. EILEE CLARKE.>>WITH ONLY ONE OF 64. KILDONAN RIVER-EAST. SHE’S IN THE LEAD, CATHY COX.>>THERE WAS REDISTRIBUTION HERE, CONSTITUENCY OR RIDING INTO THIS AREA AND CLOSE TO DOUBLING THE VOTE OF THE N.D.P. RIGHT NOW. SO SHE’S TAKING AN EARLY LEAD AND A STAR PLAYER WITHIN THE PALLISTER CAUCUS. SO I’M NOT SURPRISED ABOUT THIS.>>STEINBACH, AND LET’S SEE HOW KELVIN GOERTZEN IS DOING, 77 VOTES. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>A MAN CLEARLY COMFORTABLE HE MAY BE ELECTED TONIGHT BECAUSE HE’S HERE INSTEAD OF OUT THERE. SO LET’S GO NOW TO KELVIN GRIFFIN. WE KNOW, PROBABLY, HOW YOU’RE FEELING. WHAT I WANT TO KNOW, YOU’RE SEEK SEEKING A FIFTH TERM BUT WHY DO YOU THINK YOU RESONATED IN STEINBACH?>>IT’S A GREAT CONSTITUENCY, EVEN IF PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO AND PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING I DO, YOU’RE HONEST AND YOU PRESENT THAT YOU’RE DOING IT FOR, YOU THINK, ARE THE RIGHT REASONS, PEOPLE RESPECT THAT. I THINK THAT’S TRUE IN POLITICS. PEOPLE MAY NOT AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO OR YOUR POSITION, BUT IF YOU’RE OPEN AND ACCESSLE AND APPROACHABLE, YOU GET A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THAT AND SO I GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CONSTITUENCY. YOU’LL HEAR THIS AGAIN TONIGHT, BUT FOR ME, I TRUE, IT’S THE GREATEST CONSTITUENCY.>>LET’S GO BACK TO JANET.>>MORE AND MORE RESULTS POURING IN, SO LET’S GO STRAIGHT TO NOTRE DAME, SHOWING MARCELINO IN THE LEAD.>>SHE’S A KNOWN NAME AND THE N.D.P. WANT TO HOLD THAT, EUROPEAN THAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A CORE PART OF THE AREA IN WINNIPEG.>>IN LAKESIDE, WE SEE RALPH EICHLER’S LEAD IS INCREASING WITH 52 POLLS.>>LONG-TIME MEMBER OF THE PCS AND CAUCUS, NOT SURPRISING.>>IN LAC DU BONNET, EWASKO. AND BERNADETTE SMITH IN THE LEAD IN POINT DOUGLAS.>>SHE REPRESENTS ONE OF THE POOREST RIDINGS. SHE WON BY BYELECTION AFTER KEVIN CHIEF RESIDES. AND IAN WISHART OUT TO A LEAD.>>HE WAS IN CABINET FOR AWHILE UNDER THE FIRST TERM OF PALLISTER. CHARLIE HUBAND PAST LEADER IN THE 1970S BUT I THINK WISHART WILL HOLD THIS ON.>>SO THE N.D.P. WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS AWAY.>>BACKGROUNDS WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT AND IN FORT WHITE, BRIAN PALLISTER HAS EIGHT VOTES OVER BEA BRUSKE OF THE N.D.P.>>I KNOW HE HAD MANY VOLUNTEERS OUT THERE, KNOCKING ON DOORS UP UNTIL LAST NIGHT. SO I DON’T THINK THERE WILL BE A SEE-SAW BATTLE.>>IN BRANDON WEST, HELWER OUT WITH THE LEAD.>>BRANDON WEST IS A PC SIDE AND THE EAST SIDE AS A SEE-SAW BATTLE.>>IN SELKIRK, MITCH OBACH TAKING A LEAD OF 280 VOTES.>>THAT WAS LONG-TIME HELD BY THE N.D.P. AND ALLEN LAGIMODIERE TOOK IT AWAY IN THE LAST ELECTION. IT COULD BE A PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD WITHIN THAT AREA REPORTING, BUT THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO WATCH.>>VOTE SHARE WILL TELL US A STORY. LET’S GO TO MARGORIE AND WHAT ARE WE SEEING THIS EARLY IN THE EVENING?>>WHAT WE’RE SEEING FROM THE EARLY RESULTS IS FAR IS WHERE THE PARTIES ARE LEAVING. LEADIN. IF WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT SOUTHERN MANITOBA, YOU’LL SEE THAT IS AN AREA THAT THE PCS ARE LEADING IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA. BUT LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHARE OF THE VOTE RIGHT NOW AND THESE NUMBERS WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH SUPPORT EACH PARTY IS GETTING. RIGHT NOW THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES HAVE 48.9% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. REMEMBER LAST TIME AROUND, THEY WON WITH OVER 50% OF THE VOTE. THE N.D.P. WITH 32% OF VOTE. THAT IS 38.7, A HISTORICAL NUMBER THAT HAS A PARTY HAS GOTTEN OF THE POPULAR VOTE AND ENDED UP BEING THE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AND LIBERALS AT 9.5% AND 3.9% FOR THE GREENS RIGHT NOW. AGAIN, THESE ARE EARLY RESULTS, BUT BESIDES THE POPULAR VOTE, THE NUMBER OF SEATS ARE IMPORTANT EACH PARTY WINS. THE PCS ARE DOWN FIVE SEATS AND N.D.P. ARE UP FIVE SEATS. THEY’RE OPPOSITES FROM ONE ANOTHER. THE PCS, THOUGH, THIS SHOULDN’T BE A DISCOURAGING RESULT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO LOSE 13 SEATS TO LOSE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THE N.D.P. HAVE TO WIN 18 SEATS TO FORM THE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF PC SUPPORT IN THE SOUTH. (PLEASE STAND BY). PROBABLY A SAFE SEAT FOR THE P.C.s. THAT’S NOT UNEXPECTED. WITH TWO OF 53 POLLS REPORTING.>>RED RIVER NORTH, JEFF WHARTON IN THE LEAD.>>THAT’S NOT UNEXPECTED. EARLY, EARLY POLLS. I SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD.>>Janet: WELL, I’M OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT A BROKEN RECORD SOUNDS LIKE. SARAH PINSENT.>>INTERLAKE-GIMLI IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE SOUTH MEETS THE NORTH. THAT’S WHERE THE BATTLE GROUND HAS BEEN. AS THE PROVINCE GOES, SO, TOO DOES THE INTERLAKE-GIMLI AREA.>>WELL, BELLWETHERS ARE WHAT WE’RE INTERESTED IN TONIGHT. LET’S GO TO OUR POLITICAL PANEL WITH MARCY MARKUSA AND SEE WHAT THEY’RE THINKING. WE HAVE HEARD THE WORD EARLY DOWN THE LINE, SO THE NUMBERS ARE SUGGESTING SOMETHING TO US. ERIN SELBY, I’M GOING TO START WITH YOU. ARE YOU CONCERNED?>>NO, NOT AT ALL. AT THIS POINT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ONE POLL. THE NUMBERS AT THE BOTTOM HAVE BEEN JUMPING UP AND DOWN. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO A FEW MORE POLLS AND WE’LL GET A BETTER SENSE THEN.>>Marcy: WHAT IS THE NUMBER THAT WOULD MEAN SUCCESS TO YOU TONIGHT?>>OF COURSE, EVERYONE WANTS A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, BUT SUCCESS WOULD BE IF WE GOT 18-20 SEATS, THAT WOULD PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT. THAT WOULD SHOW A LOT OF PEOPLE RESPONDING TO GOVERNMENT.>>Marcy: HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU, FEELING SHUTOUT?>>NOT YET. IT’S TOO EARLY IN THE NIGHT. I THINK WE’RE 20 MINUTES, HALF HOUR OUT OF THE POLLS CLOSING. THERE IS LOTS OF TIME TO GO. SUCCESS FOR US IS MAINTAINING PARTY STATUS, MAKE SURE WE’RE INCREASING ON THAT AMOUNT AND GOOD VOICE INSIDE.>>Marcy: AS YOU’RE TALKING, THERE IS RED ON THE BOARD. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT RIDING THAT IS.>>NO PROBLEM AT ALL.>>Marcy: IS THAT WHAT IS MAKING THAT HAPPEN?>>100%.>>JON GERRARD. I WANT TO ASK YOU, KELVIN GOERTZEN, KATHY COX IS IN EARLY FIGHT, BUT THAT IS AN AREA THAT COULD VERY MUCH — HAS CONCERNS ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND THE CHANGES THEY LOST AN E.R. IN TOWN. HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THAT THE HEALTH CARE CHANGES YOU MADE SO SWIFTLY, YOU KNOW, MAY AFFECT SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE?>>I THINK THE REALITY IS IN EVERY PROVINCIAL ELECTION FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, HEALTH CARE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE. THAT’S NOT NEW TO MANITOBA. I THINK IT’S — RESULTS ARE EARLY. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR IS THE ADVANCE POLLS. ADVANCE POLLS IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF EVERY ELECTION NOW. MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE VOTED AND THAT’S OFTEN THE STRENGTH OF THE PARTY. AS ADVANCED POLLS COME IN, THAT’S A DETERMINATE AND GOING TO TELL WHICH PARTIES HAD STRENGTH.>>Marcy: BACK TO JANET.>>Janet: LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING BIG PICTURE WISE WITH MARJORIE DOWHOS.>>Marjorie: THIS IS UPDATED SINCE THE LAST TIME WE LOOKED. WE SEE THE N.D.P. LEADING IN PARTS OF CENTRAL MANITOBA. LOTS OF P.C. BLUE IN THE SOUTH AND P.C. BLUE UP NORTH. YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBERS CHANGING. THE P.C.s LEADING IN 19 SEATS. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ABOUT A POSSIBLE MAJORITY? THE P.C.s ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. 19 SEATS. THEY ARE LEADING. OR ELECTED IN. THE DIFFERENCE IS ABOUT 10 SEATS. YOU CAN SEE 29 IS NEEDED FOR A MAJORITY, SO THEY’RE HOLDING 14 RIGHT NOW. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THOSE RIDINGS HAVE NOT REPORTED RESULTS YET, BUT THOSE ARE SEATS THAT THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES WON LAST TIME AROUND, SO THE INCUMBENT IS RUNNING IN THAT. IF THEY HOLD I DON’T WANT THE — ONTO THE 14 SEATS, THAT TAKES THEM OVER THE MAJORITY. LOOK AT THAT, ONE MORE NOW FOR THE P.C.s, EARLY RESULTS, BUT THIS SHOWS THE P.C.s ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ABOUT THAT POSSIBLE MAJORITY, JANET.>>Janet: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MARJORIE DOWHOS. MORE RESULTS POURING IN FROM FORT RICHMOND. LET’S LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE VOTED THERE. 1 IN 40 POLLS. SARAH GUILLEMARD IN THE LEAD.>>SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT, INSIDERS TOLD ME THERE WOULD BE A BATTLE GROUND. OVER TO ASSINIBOIA.>>SCOTT JOHNSTON IN THE LEAD FOR THE P.C.s.>>THAT’S INTERESTING. ASSINIBOIA WAS STEVEN FLETCHER BEFORE, SO IT’S OPEN SEAT.>>Janet: IN ST. BONIFACE, LAWRY’SA SIMMS IS IN THE LEAD. ONE OF 46 POLLS, THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE SHE IS LEADING AGAIN ONLY BY FOUR VOTES, BUT THE LIBERAL PARTY LEADER DOUGALD LAMONT.>>IT’S A DIVERSE NEIGHBOURHOOD. WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE ONE POLL IS. JON GERRARD LEADING.>>RIVER HIEKTS, HE’S A LONG TIME M.L.A. WAS A CABINET MINISTER WITH JEAN CHRETIEN. AND SO HE’S WELL REGARDED IN THAT PART OF THE PROVINCE.>>Janet: IN McPHILLIPS, GREG McFARLANE IN THE LEAD.>>THIS IS A TRADITIONAL N.D.P. AREA. SO THIS IS A PROBABLE HOLD. SHANNON MARTIN HAD TO HOLD SEATS. HE CAME INTO THE CITY, WAS MEMBER OF THE PAST GOVERNMENT, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF HIS JUMP IN THE CITY, IF HAD WE CAN TAKE THE — HE CAN TAKE THE SEAT.>>Janet: WE SEE DASHY IN THE LEAD.>>THIS IS ONE OUT OF 38 POLLS. JON REYES IS PART OF ST. NORBERT. THIS NEW BOUNDARY OF A RIDING IN WINNIPEG. JON REYES, A HEAVY CAMPAIGNER, BUT IT WOULD BE SURPRISING IF THE N.D.P. TOOK THE SEAT.>>Janet: WHAT ABOUT FORT ROUGE? THAT IS WHERE WAB KINEW IS RUNNING AND WE SEE HE’S OUT TO EARLY LEAD?>>THAT’S RIGHT. JAMES BEDDOME LEADER OF THE GREEN PARTY, HE LIVES IN THIS RIDING, BUT HE DETERMINED TO RUN AGAINST WAB KINEW, BUT WAB KINEW IS THE LEADER OF THE N.D.P. IN A TRADITIONAL N.D.P. RIDING IN MANITOBA. LONGTIME HOLD IN FORT ROUGE. SO I WOULD EXPECT WAB TO CONTINUE.>>Janet: WE’LL BE WATCHING. ANDREW MICKLEFIELD IN THE LEAD FOR ROSSMERE.>>YEAH, HE’S THE INCUMBENT HERE AND LEADING THE N.D.P. I WOULD EXPECT HE’LL BE HOLDING THIS. BUT IT WILL BE, YOU KNOW, STILL 1 OUT OF 45 POLLS. THESE ARE VERY EARLY, JANET, SO IT’S HARD TO CONCLUDE ANYTHING FROM THESE RESULTS.>>Janet: OH, BUT IT’S FUN, ISN’T IT? WOLSELEY, THE RIDING THAT THE GREENS ARE HOPING TO MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH AND RIGHT NOW, THE GREEN CANDIDATE IS NOT MAKING IT IN THE TOP THREE. SHANDI TRUONG IS LEADING FOR THE LIBERALS.>>THERE IS MOVING AROUND OF THE BOUNDARIES FOR WOLSELEY. 1 OUT OF 43 POLLS. WOLSELEY IS A HARD TO PREDICT AREA. IT’S USUALLY GONE FOR THE N.D.P., BUT THE GREENS HAVE COME CLOSE LAST TIME AND THE GREENS HAVE POURED THEIR RESOURCES INTO WINNING. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE IF DAVID NICKARZ SHOWS UP ON THE NEXT PANEL.>>Janet: MARJORIE DOWHOS WHAT ARE YOU SEEING?>>Marjorie: HERE’S A LOOK AT THE MAP. THE N.D.P.s ARE LEADING IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE PROVINCE, AS WELL AS PART OF THE NORTH. THE P.C.s HAVE A LEAD UP NORTH WHERE THEY ARE SEEING A LOT OF SEATS THAT THEY’RE LEADING IN IS IN THE SOUTH. LET’S COMPARE THIS TO 2016 WHEN THE P.C.s HAD THAT 40 — THE 40 SEATS THAT THEY WON. AN OVERWHELMING WIN. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE VOTE CHANGE. THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT MORE. THE P.C.s 48% WITH THE POPULAR VOTE. THEY’RE DOWN — NOW 3 PERCENTAGE POINTS. THE N.D.P. AT 31.7% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. THEY’RE UP 6 PERCENTAGE POINTS, SO THEY’RE ACTUALLY TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE LIBERALS 13% OF THE POPULAR VOTE, DOWN SLIGHTLY BY ONE PERCENTAGE POINT. THE GREENS AT 4.1% OF THE POPULAR VOTE, JUST DOWN SLIGHTLY AS WELL. SO OUR PROJECTION DESK IS KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL THESE NUMBERS SO THE P.C.s DOWN A LITTLE BIT. THEY ARE DOWN A FEW SEATS RIGHT NOW. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE NUMBERS, THEY’RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, INCHING CLOSER TOWARD THAT POSSIBLE MAJORITY. AGAIN, THE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING AND WE’RE TRACKING THEM FOR YOU HERE.>>Janet: AND THIS IS WHY THEY’RE CHANGING, BECAUSE WE KEEP GETTING MORE RESULTS. THE EARLY RESULTS FROM KIRKFIELD PARK. SCOTT FIELDING IN THE LEAD FOR THE P.C.s. IN MORDEN-WINKLER, THE SOUTH OF THE PROVINCE, LET’S SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE. CAMERON FRIESEN IN THE LEAD BY ALMOST 200 VOTES OVER THE NEAREST COMPETITOR. IN ST. JAMES, MICHELE RICHARD LEADING BY TWO. SHE’S IN A BATTLE WITH ADRIEN SALA. IN TYNDALL PARK, CINDY LAMOUREUX LEADING. VERY EARLY RESULTS HERE. IN ELMWOOD, JIM MALLOWAY OFF TO THE LEAD FOR THE N.D.P. AND DAUPHIN, DARCY SHELLER. AND NAHANNI FONTAINE IS LEADING IN ST. JOHN’S. NOW, LET’S GO TO BARTLEY KIVES STANDING BY. STILL LOOKS QUIET BEHIND YOU, BARTLEY?>>IT’S QUIET, BUT THERE IS A LOT MORE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. I’M STANDING HERE WITH M.P. JAMES. YOU HAVE GONE TO WORK WITH BRIAN PALLISTER. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HIM?>>I CAN TELL YOU THAT I WORKED WITH BRIAN PALLISTER BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN HE WAS A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. WHEN I WAS ELECTED IN 2004, HE WAS ON THE HILL. INCREDIBLY HARD-WORKING, ALWAYS LISTENED TO HIS CONSTITUENTS AND IS ONE OF THE SMARTEST MINDS I’VE EVER WORKED WITH. SO WE’RE BENEFITTING FROM HIS LEADERSHIP HERE IN MANITOBA. TONIGHT IS A GREAT NIGHT FOR BRIAN PALLISTER. IF WE CAN MAKE SURE TO GET OVER THE MAJORITY, IT’S A GREAT NIGHT FOR MANITOBA.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU SEEING HERE VERSUS WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE?>>WELL, I’M ALWAYS AMAZED HOW SOON THE DIFFERENT DESKS ARE MAKING THE CALLS ABOUT WHETHER IT’S A MAJORITY OR MINORITY AND WHO IS ELECTED AND WHO IS NOT, BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF POLLS TO COME IN. LET’S KEEP AN EYE ON THE TIGHT RACES AND HOW IT WORKS OUT AND WHO MAKES IT INTO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I STILL THINK THAT FOR EVERYBODY THAT WENT OUT THERE AND VOLUNTEERED AND CAMPAIGNED HARD REGARDLESS OF THE PARTIES THEY WORKED FOR, AND EVERYONE THAT PUT THEIR NAME ON A BALLOT, IS A TRIBUTE TO OUR STRONG DEMOCRACY HERE IN MANITOBA. WE’RE HEADING INTO THE FEDERAL ELECTION TOMORROW.>>Reporter: IT’S TOMORROW. ENDLESS ELECTIONS IN MANITOBA. WHAT WILL WE SEE FROM YOU PERSONALLY?>>THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE IS UP AND RUNNING. WE’RE GOING TO BE MOVING OUT THE BIG SIGN PUSH TOMORROW. AND I’LL BE ATTENDING A FEW COMMUNITY EVENTS THAT I ALREADY HAD IN MY CALENDAR THAT I NEED TO GET TO. WE’LL BE HITTING A FEW DOORS BEFORE WE MEET WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.>>Reporter: IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD WORK WITH A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT.>>MY 15 YEARS IN FEDERAL POLITICS I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF THAT DAY. I THINK THAT WE REALLY CAN GET A LOT DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF MANITOBA.>>Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. BEZAN.>>Janet: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW TO MARJORIE DOWHOS.>>Marjorie: WELL, JANET, TAKE A LOOK. THIS IS WINNIPEG RIGHT NOW. WE MENTIONED BATTLE GROUNDS IN WINNIPEG WEST AND SOUTH. THERE IS BLUE. THAT’S WHERE THE P.C.s ARE LEADING OR ELECTED. 29, 30 NOW SEATS THAT THE P.C.s ARE LEADING OR ELECTED IN. BUT IT IS STILL VERY EARLY IN THE RACE. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THAT SOME RACES RIGHT NOW ARE TOO CLOSE TO CALL. SO DAWSON TRAIL, THE P.C.s LEAD THE LIBERALS BY ONE VOTE. VERY SLIGHT MARGIN. NOTRE DAME N.D.P. LEADS THE P.C.s THERE. ST. BONIFACE, THE N.D.P. LEADS THE LIBERALS BY ONE VOTE. ST. JAMES, P.C.s LEAD SLIGHTLY OVER THE N.D.P. INTERLAKE-GIMLI, P.C. AHEAD OF THE N.D.P. UNION STATION, N.D.P. AHEAD OF THE LIBERALS BY FOUR VOTES. AGAIN, THERE ARE 30 RIDINGS WHERE THE MARGINS ARE VERY SLIM THERE. 30 RIDINGS. AND THERE ARE — SORRY, HOW MANY? 30 RIDINGS RIGHT NOW WITH MARGINS UNDER 50 VOTES. SORRY AGAIN. THAT IS 30 RIDINGS WITH MARGINS UNDER 50 VOTES. YOU CAN SEE THE P.C.s AND THE N.D.P. ARE IN VERY TIGHT RACES HERE AND SOME OF THESE RIDINGS THAT ARE TOO CLOSE TO CALL. IT IS STILL VERY EARLY. WE’RE WAITING FOR MORE NUMBERS TO COME IN.>>Janet: THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE HAVE AN ELECTION TO IT WILL YOU ABOUT, THE CBC DECISION DESK PROJECTS THAT WAYNE EWASKO WILL TAKE LAC DU BONNET TONIGHT.>>NOT UNEXPECTED. A RURAL PART OF MANITOBA. EWASKO HAS REPRESENTED THAT FOR A LONG TIME.>>ELMWOOD, JIM MALLOWAY STILL IN THE LEAD.>>YES, TRADITIONAL N.D.P. AREA. HE’S BEEN HAMMERING HIS CAMPAIGN ON THE HOSPITAL ISSUE AROUND CONCORDIA HOSPITAL.>>Janet: IN THE PAS-KAMEESAK WHERE LATHLIN IS THREE TIMES IN THE LEAD.>>LONGTIME TRADITIONAL HOLD, HER FAMILY IN THE AREA, NOT SURPRISING.>>Janet: IN THE RIDING OF UNION STATION, WE ONLY HAVE 2 OF 56 POLLS REPORTING.>>THIS USED TO BE THE OLD RIDING OF LOGAN, BUT SHE WOULD BE THE FIRST — THERE ARE OTHER CANDIDATES RUNNING, BUT SHE WOULD BE THE FIRST BLACK M.L.A. FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY.>>Janet: IN POINT DOUGLAS, BERNADETTE SMITH IN THE LEAD OVER MICHELE REDMOND EARLY ON.>>SHE WAS ELECTED TO REPLACE KEVIN CHIEF AFTER HE RETIRED. SHE’S BEEN POPULAR IN THE CAUCUS AND HARD WORKER.>>Janet: SPEAKING OF THAT, AUSTIN GRABISH IS STANDING BY WITH BERNADETTE SMITH. SHALL WE CHAT WITH HIM NOW?>>Reporter: I’M WITH BERNADETTE AND SHE HAS THE EARLY LEAD. HOW ARE YOU FEELING IN >>FEELING GREAT. YOU KNOW, REALLY WORKED HARD ON THE CAMPAIGN. TALKED TO A LOT OF MANITOBANS. HEARD A RESOUNDING NO TO BRIAN PALLISTER ON THE STEPS IN THE NORTH END. PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE AND THE CUTS. DOOR-KNOCKING AND OTHER CAMPAIGNS, HELPING PEOPLE IN NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CITY. WE HEARD NUMBER ONE ISSUE, HEALTH CARE. PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THEIR AREA. OF COURSE, THEY DON’T WANT TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE CITY. AND THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT HAVING TO MAKE THAT TRAVEL IF IT’S A LIFE-THREATENING ISSUE.>>Reporter: I WANT TO ASK YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PARTY AND WHERE YOU’VE COME SINCE 2016. I KNOW YOU’RE STILL PRETTY NEW TO THE PARTY. YOU WON IN A BYELECTION IN POINT DOUGLAS. BELIEVE THE N.D.P. IS A NEW PARTY? AND IF SO, TALK TO US ABOUT WHY.>>ABSOLUTELY. I WAS ELECTED IN 2017. I’VE SEEN, YOU KNOW, US HAVE THE MOST AMOUNT OF WOMEN THAT ARE RUNNING FOR THE N.D.P. WE HAVE A DIVERSE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE RUNNING FOR THE N.D.P. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY. PEOPLE FROM HEALTH CARE TO EDUCATION TO GRASSROOTS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S REALLY BROUGHT A LOT OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM TO OUR PARTY. WE HAVE A KNEW LEADER THAT — NEW LEADER THAT IS REALLY AMAZING AND REALLY ABLE TO BRING THE PARTY TOGETHER AND BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. SO I’M SUPER EXCITED TO BE PART OF AN N.D.P. THAT LISTENS TO MANITOBANS, IS WORKING HARD FOR MANITOBANS, AND CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, WE’RE GOING TO HOLD THIS PALLISTER GOVERNMENT TO TASK. EARLY IN THE ELECTION, SO WE DON’T KNOW THE RESULTS, WE CAN STILL FORM GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH. JANET, WE’LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON RESULTS. WE’RE HEARING CLAPPING AND THE N.D.P. RESULTS POP UP HERE AND A LOT OF OPTIMISTIC FACES.>>Janet: WELL, WE DO HAVE MANY, MANY RACES THAT ARE VERY CLOSE IT CALL. VOTE SHARE CAN TELL A BIG STORY. LET’S GO TO — I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE RIDING WE WANTED TO SHARE YOU. ONE FROM FORT WHYTE. YES. BRIAN PALLISTER, OUR DECISION DESK PROJECTS HE WILL WIN THE RIDING OF FORT WHYTE.>>NO SURPRISE, JANET.>>Janet: NO SURPRISE. BRIAN PALLISTER WINNING HIS SEAT. THAT’S A VICTORY HE WAS LOOKING FOR. WHAT ELSE HAPPENS? IT DEPENDS ON VOTE SHARE LARGELY AND HOW THE VOTES WORK IN TERMS OF EFFICIENCY.>>Marjorie: WELL, THE NUMBERS ARE COMING IN FAST AND FURIOUS, BUT WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO NOW, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. WE’RE GOING TO START OFF WITH SHARE OF THE POPULAR VOTE. THE P.C.s HAVE 50.#% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. THEY WON LAST TIME WITH 50%. THE N.D.P. WITH 29.4% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. LIBERALS AT 13.7%. THE GREENS AT 4.7% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. AGAIN, THE MAJORITY NUMBER, 38.7, THAT IS A HISTORICAL MARK OF A PARTY GETTING THAT PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULAR VOTE AND GETTING A MAJORITY. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SEAT CHANGE BECAUSE THAT’S IMPORTANT HERE. THE P.C.s ARE DOWN EIGHT SEATS RIGHT NOW. THEY WOULD HAVE TO LOSE 13 TO LOSE THE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT STATUS. THE N.D.P. ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THEY’RE ACTUALLY LOOKING TO GAIN EIGHT SEATS. NO CHANGE FOR THE LIBERALS. NO CHANGES FOR THE GREENS SO FAR. AGAIN, EARLY RESULTS, BUT THESE NUMBERS ARE COMING IN FAST AND FURIOUS.>>Janet: THANK YOU, MARJORIE DOWHOS, LOOKING AT THE VOTE FOR THE LAST TIME, N.D.P. WAS 26% LAST TIME IN THE POPULAR VOTE. CAFE FOLKS, YOU CAN HEAR THEM CHATTING. WHAT ARE THEY CHATTING ABOUT? LET’S BE NOSY. LET’S CHECK IN WITH ISMAILA ALFA.>>Ismaila: THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE TO ASK EVERY WHAT THEY’RE EXPECTING FROM THE ELECTION. JEAN BELANGER IS A RECOVERED ADDICT AND FOUNDER OF PEER STOP PHONE LINE. I WONDER HOW YOU’RE FEELING ABOUT THIS EARLY LEADER FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY.>>IT’S NOT THAT SURPRISING CONSIDERING HOW MUCH THEY WON BY LAST TIME. I GUESS LIKE YOU SAY, IT’S REALLY EARLY, BUT IT IS A LEAD AND WE’LL SEE AS MORE RESULTS COME IN WHAT HAPPENS.>>Ismaila: I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE — THAT IS WHERE YOUR INTERESTS LIE, YOU SUPPORT THE P.C. PARTY. WHAT IS IT THAT CAPTURED YOU, CONNECTED YOU TO THAT PARTY?>>I THINK WHAT KIND OF SOLD ME ON THEM WAS ALL THE STRIDES THEY’VE MADE WITH THE RAM CLINICS, WHICH IS RAPID ACCESS TO ADDICTION MEDICINE. AND SOME OF THE STRIVES THEY’VE MADE. THEY’VE ONLY HAD THREE YEARS TO PROVE AND GET THEIR HORSE STARTED. I LIKE THE DIRECTION IT’S GOING AND THE SPEED IT’S GOING AT. THEY HAVE MORE TO DO, BUT IT’S A GOOD START.>>Ismaila: ANY PREDICTIONS FOR TONIGHT?>>I THINK BLUE. 32. [LAUGHTER].>>Ismaila: I’M HERE WITH DANIEL STOKES WITH THE U OF M CAMPUS. HOW SURPRISED ARE YOU?>>NOT TOO SURPRISED. I’VE BEEN OUT DOOR-KNOCKING AROUND THE PROVINCE, RURAL CITIES. THE STUFF WE’VE HEARD AT THE DOORS IS PRETTY SUPPORTIVE OF THE P.C.s, OF THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. I’M HOPEFUL THAT IT WILL BE ANOTHER MAJORITY AGAIN TONIGHT.>>Ismaila: THE U OF M CAMPUS CONSERVATIVES, WHERE THE REST OF THEM?>>AT A DIFFERENT RIDING IN FORT RICHMOND, WAVERLEY, THEY’RE OUT IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT RIDINGS.>>Ismaila: I KNOW YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THE RIDINGS WHERE THE RACE IS CLOSER. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?>>ST. VITAL IS ONE THAT I’M WATCHING. DOOR KNOCKED THERE. I’M HOPEFUL THAT ST. VITAL WILL REMAIN BLUE WITH COLLEEN THERE, BUT I DO THINK IT’S GOING TO BE CLOSE.>>Ismaila: WHAT IS YOUR PREDICTION SEAT WISE FOR THE ELECTION?>>I’M THINKING 37, 38 FOR THE P.C.s. AND THEN ABOUT 10 FOR THE N.D.P.>>YOU’RE PREDICTING A BIT OF A LOSS FOR THE N.D.P.S IN TERMS OF THE SEATS?>>RIGHT NOW, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE WAY THE BOUNDARIES WERE MOVED. AND I THINK RIGHT NOW, THERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE LOSS, BUT I ALSO HAVE HOPE THAT WE CAN COME BACK AT 43, 44, TOO. [LAUGHTER] >>Ismaila: SO TWO P.C. SUPPORTERS HERE PREDICTING A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES THIS TIME AROUND. BACK TO YOU, JANET.>>Janet: ONE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE STAR — THERE I SAID IT — [LAUGHTER] WHO IS RUNNING TONIGHT IS HEATHER STEFANSON. LET’S SEE HOW SHE IS DOING IN TUXEDO. SHE IS IN THE LEAD.>>ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST PARTS OF WINNIPEG.>>Janet: LET’S SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THOMPSON. KELLY BINDLE THE INCUMBENT FOR THE P.C.s IS CURRENTLY TRAILING THE N.D.P. CANDIDATE.>>IT WAS A SHOCK WHEN BINDLE TOOK IT AWAY FROM THE N.D.P. IT WAS A LONG TIME HOLD BEFORE. THE N.D.P. LOOKED LIKE THEY’RE TAKING IT BACK WITH DANIELLE ADAMS.>>Janet: IN WAVERLEY, JON REYES HAS JUMPED INTO THE LEAD. AGAIN EARLY. WE CAN HEAR PEOPLE BEHIND US THAT LIKED THAT.>>I EXPECT TO SEE JON REYES IF ELECTED TO BE IN THE CABINET IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT. HE WAS ST. NORBERT INCUMBENT AND VERY HARD WORKER.>>Janet: WE HAVE MANY, MANY TIGHT RACES. ONE EXPECTING TONIGHT TO BE THE TIGHT IS BRANDON EAST. LEN ISLEIFSON IS LEADING.>>THIS USED TO BE A LONG TIME N.D.P. RIDING.>>Janet: IN BRANDON WEST WHICH AGAIN HAS BEEN A P.C. STRONG HOLD, REG HELWER.>>DOUBLING THE N.D.P. VOTE THERE.>>TRANSCONA, THE N.D.P. CANDIDATE IN THE LEAD.>>2 OF 41 POLLS, BLAIR YAKIMOSKI BEHIND. BUT HE WAS CHALLENGED FOR THE NOMINATION.>>Janet: IN SPRUCE WOODS, CLIFF CULLEN TAKING THE LEAD.>>VERY MUCH SO. FIVE TIMES THE LEAD OVER THE N.D.P. SPRUCE WOODS IS TRADITIONALLY P.Q.>>Janet: INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MAPLES. AGAIN, A FEW VOTES IN, A FEW POLLS, BUT AMAN SANDHU IN THE LEAD, ONLY ONE VOTE OVER THE P.C. CANDIDATE.>>THAT’S TRUE. ALL NEW CANADIAN FAMILIES. NO INCUMBENT HERE. THIS WILL BE FASCINATING TO WATCH.>>MYRNA DRIEDGER IN ROBLIN.>>SHE HAS HELD THAT FOR A NUMBER OF TERMS AND WAS SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, SO IT’S NOT SURPRISING SHE HOLDS A STRONG LEAD GOING ON. ONLY 1 OF 46 POLLS.>>Janet: LET’S GO TO THE POLITICAL INSIDERS, STANDING BY WITH MARCY MARKUSA.>>Marcy: KELVIN GOERTZEN, WE SAW THE NUMBERS FROM MARJORIE. A LOT OF THE SEATS IN RURAL MANITOBA. WHY ARE THE P.C.s CONSISTENTLY FINDING SUPPORT IN RURAL MANITOBA? AND MAYBE WHAT ARE THEY MISSING THE MARK ON IN WINNIPEG?>>WELL, I CERTAINLY THINK IN RURAL MANITOBA THEY SEE OUR PARTY AS A PARTY THAT LISTENS TO THEM. OUR PARTY LEADER WENT TO ALL THE RIDINGS AND VISITED THE AREAS OF THE PROVINCE. WE’RE DOING QUITE WELL IN WINNIPEG AND IT’S REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FACT THAT WE’VE BEEN REACHING OUT TO WINNIPEG AND RURAL.>>Marjorie: ERIN SELBY, WHAT ARE YOU FEELING THIS POINT IN THE NIGHT?>>FEELING GOOD ABOUT THE MOMENTUM. I SAID THAT FOR ME, VICTORY WOULD BE 18-20 SEATS AND WE’VE BEEN SEEING THAT STEADILY GOING UP. THERE ARE FACES I HADN’T EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE LEAD. WE’RE DOING GOOD. I’M REALLY PLEASED.>>Marcy: WHAT RIDINGS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?>>ASSINIBOIA CAME UP STRONG. I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT TO LOOK THAT GOOD. THERE ARE PEOPLE IN STRONG CONSERVATIVE SEATS THAT ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE DIRECTION THEY’RE GOING.>>Marcy: HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT DID THREE YEARS AND THE ELECTION CALL COMING EARLY HAVE ON YOUR PARTY?>>I THINK THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT PALLISTER ENSURED THE DECK WAS STACKED AGAINST US AND OUR LEADER. CALLING IT EARLY, CALLING IT IN THE SUMMERTIME AND MAKING SURE ALL THE UNIONS WERE TIED UP.>>HE’S MAKING EYE CONTACT.>>ALL THE UNIONS WERE TIED UP. THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE RELYING ON TO WIN AN ELECTION, I THINK YOU LOST BEFORE YOU STARTED. THERE IS LOTS OF DISCUSSION HAPPENING THIS YEAR. AND YOU KNOW, MR. PALLISTER GAVE LOTS OF WARNING.>>AS THE BICKERING CONTINUES HERE, THE REALITY WAS THE DECK WAS STACKED AND A LOT OF PARTIES WERE WORKING AHEAD.>>LET’S SEE WHAT OTHER RESULTS ARE BEING CONFIRMED FOR US AT THIS POINT IN THE EVENING.>>HEADING DOWN TO THE BORDER WITH THE UNITED STATES IN THE RIDING OF BORDERLAND. WE CAN SEE THAT JOSH GUENTER, WE PROJECT WILL BE ELECTED IN THAT RIDING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.>>YEAH, FOUR TIMES AS MUCH AS THE LIBERALS IN THAT AREA.>>THAT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE CLIFF GRAYDON IS RUNNING AS INDEPENDENT, BUT JOSH GUENTER IS IN WINNIPEG TONIGHT FOR THE CELEBRATION PARTY. WE’RE GOING TO GO THERE IN A MOMENT. BUT, FIRST, WE HAVE MORE RESULTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOU. IN FACT, THE CBC DECISION DESK SAYS ITS SEEN ENOUGH AND IT HAS A CALL TO MAKE. CBC IS PROJECTING A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT TONIGHT. SO MANY TIGHT RACES THIS EVENING. WE CAN’T SAY YET IF THIS IS A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT BRIAN PALLISTER PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES ARE GETTING A SECOND CONSECUTIVE TERM. IT SEEMS PALLISTER’S GAMBLE TO SEND MANITOBANS TO THE POLLS A YEAR EARLY HAS PAID OFF. WE SEE A CROWD WAITING AT PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE HEADQUARTERS TO FIND OUT, OKAY, YES, YES, WE’RE GOING TO FORM GOVERNMENT, BUT WILL WE GET THAT MAJORITY THAT WILL MAKE PUSHING THROUGH THE CHANGES WE WANT TO MAKE ALL THAT MORE POSSIBLE? YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I THINK IT’S SUCCESS FOR BRIAN PALLISTER, BUT ALSO FOR HIS CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR DAVID . AND HOLD ONTO THE THEM AND IN THIS ELECTION. IT’S QUITE AN I ACHIEVEMENT FOR HIM. IT’S A SECOND TERM AND THAT’S A MAJOR THING FOR THE FIRST TERM GOVERNMENT TO GET THE SECOND TERM. HE’S MADE GREAT PROGRESS FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.>>WE’VE CELEBRATIONS FOR BRIAN PALLISTER WINNING HIS RIDING, SECOND TERM IN GOVERNMENT AND JOSH GUENTER WIN WINNING HIS SEAT.>>FIRST OF ALL, HOW OLD ARE YOU?>>25 YEARS OLD.>>WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING — YOU’RE GOING TO BE M.L.A. DESIGNATE AT 25?>>IT’S AN INCREDIBLE HONOUR. I’M VERY HUMBLED. DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE VOTERS OF BORDERLAND AND EXCITED TO GET TO WORK ON THEIR BEHALF.>>Reporter: WHAT DOES IT SAY TO ALL PEOPLE IN THEIR MID 20s, OF ALL PARTIES, INTERESTED IN POLITICS, THAT A PERSON YOUR AGE IS NOW AN M.L.A.? YOU KNOW WHAT, GET INVOLVED. WHO KNOWS WHERE YOU’LL END UP.>>THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE THAT SPECULATED CLIFF GRAYDON BECAUSE HE WAS IN POLITICS FOR A WHILE WOULD PUT UP A TOUGH CHALLENGE. WHAT IS IT FOR YOU TO DEFEAT MR. GRAYDON?>>I WAS TALKING TO THE PEOPLE OF BORDERLAND, THEY WANT SOMEBODY WHO CAN QUIETLY PUT THEIR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL AND GET TO WORK ON THEIR BEHALF. [please stand by]>>YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE SEATS THAT ARE BEING LEAD BY THAT PARTY DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH. WE SEE SOME N.D.P. ORANGE IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE PROVINCE, AS WELL AS STRETCHING UP NORTH WITH THE N.D.P. LEADING IN PARTS OF THE PROVINCE THERE. BUT LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF THE — THE SHARE OF THE VOTES. THE PCS HAVE BEEN OVER 44% AND 2.98% FOR THE N.D.P. CBC’S PROJECTION DESK IS PROJECTING A PC GOVERNMENT BUT WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT RACES THAT ARE JUST TOO CLOSE TO CALL AND THAT’S WHY, JANET, OUR PROJECTION DESK ISN’T MAKING A CALL WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT THIS WILL BE. SO THE PCS LEAD THE N.D.P. BY TWO VOTES, FORT GARRY LEADS THE PC’S BY 20 VOTES, ASSINIBOIA, VERY CLOSE. THERE ARE 20 RIDINGS WITH LESS THAN 100 VOTES SEPARATING THE TOP TWO PARTIES. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PCS ARE LEADING IN THE SOUTH AND N.D.P.ES LEADING UP NORTH. JANET.>>LOTS OF US COMING FROM THE CAFE AND LET’S CHECK IN. I DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. THOSE RED CUPS YOU’RE DRINKING FROM, THAT’S JUST WATER, RIGHT.>>JUST WATER.>>WHAT DOES A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD MEAN FOR YOUR CONCERNS?>>WELL, I’VE BEEN WORKING ON LAKE WINNIPEG AND PARKS AND WETLANDS ACROSS THE PROVINCE. SO THE STANCES FROM THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ON THOSE ISSUES ARE NOT AS STRONG AS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE BUT RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT INCREASING WETAND PROTECTION AND PROGRAMME CALLED GROW OR ALLEYS AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR THAT TO ROLL OUT BEFORE IT GETS TO LAKE WINNIPEG.>>DANIELLE MORRISON IS A STUDENT AT LAW AND I WONDER WHAT YOU HEARD WHEN YOU HEARD THE NEWS, A PROJECTED WIN.>>I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE CONSERVATIVES WILL GIVE MORE MEANING TO LEGISLATION SUCH AS THE PATHWAY TO RECONCILIATION ACT. YOU THINK THAT WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE TOWARDS CONSENT FROM INDIGENOUS GROUPS WITH ENVIRONMENT AND LESS ABOUT CONSULTATION AND ACCOMMODATION BECAUSE WE THOSE TYPES OF THINGS DON’T WORK. I’M HOPING THIS GOVERNMENT WILL LOOK MORE AT JUSTICE AND IN TERMS OF DECREASING THE NUMBER OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN INTARS INCARCERATED CENTRES IN REMAND AND PEOPLE DON’T GET BETTER BY SITTING IN JAIL, BEHIND BARS. THEY NEED SUPPORT SERVICES. THEY NEED TO BE TREATED AS HUMAN BEINGS.>>BACK TO YOU JANET.>>Janet: LET’S LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SEVERAL RIDINGS. IN ASSINIBOIA, SCOTT JOHNSTON, STILL IN A FIGHT WITH AUDIO MCKELLEP.>>THAT WAS STEVEN FLETCH RIDING. ONLY 6 OUT OF 44 POLLS.>>Janet: WE KNOW THE N.D.P. WANTED TO TAKE ST. VITAL AND JAMIE MOSES IS IN THE LEAD.>>A MINISTER OF CROWN CORPORATIONS, IN SECOND PLACE OVER 100 POINTS AND THERE MAY BE A SEE-SAW BATTLE BUT THE N.D.P. IS LEADING.>>Janet: THOMPSON, THE RIDING, IT LOOKS LIKE DANIELLE ADAMS — WELL, SHE’S LEEING BUT IT’S EARLY ON, AHEAD OF KELLY BINDLE.>>BY LESS THAN 100 VOTES BUT 8 OUT OF 33.>>Janet: IN TRANSCONA, ATTOMARE IS IN THE LEAD.>>YAKINOSKI IS IN SECOND PLACE AND THAT LEAD IN WINNIPEG IS GOING INTO A SUBURBAN TRANS FORMATION.>>Janet: A MEMBER OF OUR POLITICAL PANEL, SHE’LL BE PLEASED TO KNOW HER CANDIDATE IS IN THE LEAD AND KAREN MYSHKOWSKY IS AHEAD BY 60’S.>>AND AUDREY GORDON WOULD BE THE FIRST IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO BE AN MLA IF SHE’S ELECTED. SO IT’S AN INTERESTING THING TO SEE IN SOUTHDALE AND WE HAVE A CANDIDATE IN BURROWS.>>IN JUNE STATION, LET’S SEE HOW UZOMA ASAGWARA IS DOING AND IN THE LEAD.>>SHE’S GOT A GOOD SHOT.>>Janet: AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE HAVE UZOMA ASAGWARA STANDING BY WITH ONE OF OUR REPORTERS.>>Reporter: IT’S A DEAFENING CROWD AND EVERYONE IS EXCITED. AS MANITOBA’S FIRST BLACK MLA. HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>GRATEFUL TO ALL OF THE CONSTITUENTS, OUR VOLUNTEERS, OUR FAMILY, EVERYBODY SUPPORTING US BEFORE THE ELECTION STARTED.>>Reporter: WHY IS REPRESENTATION IN POLITICS SO IMPORTANT?>>FUNDAMENTALLY, OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN OUR MANITOBA LEGISLATURE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY REFLECT THE CONSTITUENCIES AND COMMUNITIES IN MANITOBA. SO MAKING SURE THAT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS LOOK LIKE THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE IS FUNDAMENTAL.>>Reporter: UZOMA IS A PSYCHIATRIC NURSE AND AS SOMEONE WHO STANDS UP. HOW WILL BE CHARACTERIZE THIS?>>I HAVE A LONG-STANDING HISTORY OF BEING COMMITTED AND INVOLVED AND I’M FORTUNATE TO HAVE MANY COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE WALKED ALONGSIDE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND REALLY, WHAT WE’RE HOPING TO DO IS TO TAKE THIS WORK AND THESE RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS INTO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL COMMUNITIES ARE SERVED WELL AND EQUITABLY HEARD.>>Reporter: HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING SUPPORT ALL ALONG THE CAMPAIGN.>>ABSOLUTELY. DURING THE NOMINATION PROCESS, WE HAD FOLKS FROM NIGERIA AND PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE WORLD AND ACROSS MANITOBA AND CANADA. I KNOW WE CAN FEEL IT IN THE ROOM TONIGHT.>>Reporter: THANK YOU, JANET.>>Janet: ERIN BROMAN REPORTING LIVE. WE HAVE ANOTHER CALL TONIGHT, DESPITE TITLE BATTLES. OUR CBC DECISION DESK PROJECTED IT WILL BE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR BRIAN PALLISTER, THE FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, THE MAN WHO SAYS HE WANTS TO WORK TO PUT MORE MONEY ON THE KITCHEN TABLES OF MANITOBANS WILL HAVE A MAJORITY WITH HIM IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE TO HELP TO PUSH THROUGH THE REFORMS, THE CHANGES THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE FOR OUR PROVINCE. GO AHEAD, CHRIS.>>IT’S QUITE SOMETHING AND SEEMS TO BE FOLLOWING THE PATTERN OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES IN CANADA, MULTIPLE REELECTIONS AND THEN THE ALBERTA BE UNITY PARTY COMING BACK INTO POWER IN ALBERTA. SO THIS IS A PART OF MANITOBA SHOWING A SMALL CONSERVATIVE CULTURE IN MUCH OF THE PROVINCE, NOT EVERYWHERE.>>Janet: HE HAD SUCH AN AGGRESSIVE AGENDA IN THE THREE YEARS HE’S BEEN WITH US IN GOVERNMENT. HE HAS MADE MANY REFORMS AND BEEN QUITE AGGRESSIVE ON THEM. THERE WAS CONCERN TONIGHT BY PEOPLE WHO ARE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS THAT, PERHAPS, THEY’VE BEEN A LITTLE TOO AGGRESSIVE AND, PERHAPS, THERE WOULD BE PUSHBACK BUT WE’RE NOT SEEING THAT TONIGHT.>>I MEAN, HE’S TAKEN ON SOME RISKS. HE’S REDONE THE HOSPITALS, THE EMERGENCY WARDS IN MANY PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND HE’S BEEN APPROACHING REFORM FOR EDUCATION IN THE UPCOMING TERM, ROLLING BACK THE PST, TAKING ON THE PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS. SO HE’S BEEN AN AGGRESSIVE PREMIER AND HE’S RUN ON HIS RECORD. HIS CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR SAID A LITTLE WHILE AGO. IT SEEMS TO BE A SUCCESSFUL APPROACH.>>Janet: THERE HAS BEEN PUSH-BACK FROM RIDINGS THAT WERE N.D.P. STRONG-HOLDS AND ON THEIR WAY TO TAKING BACK TONIGHT. LET’S LOOK AT HOW THE VOTE SHARE IN THE POPULAR VOTE IS BREAKING DOWN. MARGORIE?>>AS YOU MENTIONED, CBC PROJECTS A PARTLY CLOUDY PC NUMBERS.THE PCS HAVE 56.6% AE HAD THAT ALL EVENING, SITTING ABOVE 45% ABOVE THE POPULAR VOTE FOR PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE EVENING AND 28.4% OF THE POPULAR VOTE RIGHT NOW FOR THE N.D.P.,, THE LIBERALS AT 14.6 AND THE GREENS AT 5.6% AND PCS, WELL OVER THAT MAJORITY OF 38.7% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. BUT ASIDE FROM THE POPULAR VOTE, WE ARE LOOKING, TOO, AT THE CHANGE IN SEATS. SO THE PCS STAND TO LOSE SEVEN SEATS AND THAT IS — THEY WOULD HAVE TO LOSE 13 SEATS TO LOSE THAT MAJORITY STATUS BUT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BECAUSE WE PROJECT A PC MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THE N.D.P. ARE TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THEY STAND TO GAIN EIGHT SEATS AND LIBERALS LOOKING LIKE THEY COULD LOSE ONE SEAT. THE SEAT CHANGE GIVES YOU A GOOD IDEA AS TO WHY CBC APPROACHES A PC GOVERNMENT.>>Janet: LET’S SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN STEINBACH. I’M SECURUOUS TO SEE HOW HE’S DOING. HIS WIFE AND SON ARE HERE. LOOK AT THAT CUB KELVIN GOERTZEN, THEY PROJECT YOU’LL KEEP YOUR JOB. CONGRATULATIONS! IN FORT ROUGE, IT LOOKS LIKE WAB KINEW HAS BEEN ELECTED. AND THE GREEN PARTY LEADER, CHRIS JUST POINTED OUT IS NOT MAKING THE TOP THREE IN THERE. NOW SHALL WE GO TO OUR PANEL TO SEE HOW KELVIN FEELS.>>CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR FAMILY IS HERE TONIGHT.>>YOU GAVE ME FIVE SECONDS AND CUT TO WAW KINEW. FOR ALL CANDIDATES, FOR ALL FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN IMPORTANT THROUGH MY POLITICAL LIFE AND TO ALL OF THE POLITICAL CANDIDATES OUT THERE AND TO THEIR FAMILIES, THANK YOU FOR RUNNING AND REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL STRIFE, BECAUSE IT’S A FAMILY EFFORT AND I’M GLAD. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Janet: WE’LL TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR DAD WILL DO WITH HIS JOB. I WANT TO ASK YOU TO SPEAK FOR A MOMENT AND WE PROJECTED A PC MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE MANITOBA MANITOBANS?>>CLEARLY, THEY UNDERSTAND KINGS HAD TO CHANGE. THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WASN’T WORKING WELL AND NEEDED TO BE CHANGED. I RECOGNISE THIS HEALTH MINISTER AND IT’S A GOVERNMENT THAT CHANGES AND IT CAN BE DISRUPTIVE AND DIFFICULT. AND WE HAVE RECOGNISED THAT FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORKING IN THE SYSTEM. BUT THOSE WORKING IN THE SYSTEM ALSO WANT A SYSTEM THAT WORKS WELL. AND THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEEN WORKING WELL BEFORE AND WE NEED TO GIVE THESE CHANGES, WHICH ARE BACKED UP BY EVIDENCE AND BACKED UP BY EXPERTS. WE NEED TO GIVE THEM TIME. THE RESULTS WE’RE SEEING TODAY GENERALLY MANITOBA UNDERSTANDS THAT AND WILLING TO GIVE IT TIME.>>ERIN SELBY, WAB KINEW, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?>>CONGRATULATIONS! I THINK TO GOING BACK TO WHAT KELVIN SAID, THEY DID SPEAK CLEARLY. WHEN YOU LOSE THAT MANY SEATS, MANITOBANS SPOKE AND SAID THEY ARE NOT ENTIRELY HAPPY AND NOT JUST BY THE SEAT COUNT. 18 IS LOOKS GOOD BUT HOW CLOSELY BY RIDINGS THAT SHOULD BE TRADITIONAL TO CONSERVATIVE SEATS.>>HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THAT?>>WE’RE WAITING ON A COUPLE OF RIDINGS TO COME IN, WATCHING THE VOTE COUNT AND NOT EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT TO BE BUT I THINK WE’LL CROSS THE LINE AND BE IN GOOD SHAPE TO HOLD THE GOVERNMENT’S FEET TO THE FIRE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, I’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE, WATCHING THIS FOR 26 YEARS. WE GO ONE WAY, THE OTHER WAY AND AT SOME POINT, WE HAVE TO HAVE A SOLID VOICE.>>WE’RE STILL WATERING FOR A LOT MORE INFORMATION AND WILL IT BE VIEWED AS RESOUNDING SUCCESS? I MEAN, 36 IS NOT 40, BUT YOU WERE LOOKING AT HOUR IN THIS PROVINCE WHEN THE PROVINCE DID CHOOSE A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT.>>NO QUESTION. 36 WOULD HAVE BEEN OUR HIGH-WATER MARK IF NOT FOR THE LAST ELECTION. YOU SEE TWO STRONG MAJORITY GOVERNMENTS, CERTAINLY MORE THAN HOURLILY UNDER THE HISTORIC GOVERNMENTS AND THAT SPEAKS TO THE FACT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THIS CONTINUE WITH THE WORK WE’RE DOING. WE PUT FORWARD GOOD PLANS FOR THE TERM AND WANTED TO CONTINUE UNDER BRIAN PALLISTER.>>WE HAVE PROJECTED GOVERNMENT AND WE’RE NOT SURE HOW SIZEABLE THAT WILL BE AND WE HAVE NUMBERS TO COME. LET’S GO BACK TO JANET AND CHRIS.>>I’M SAYING WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN IS THAT UZO MA COULD WIN AND THAT WILL MEAN A LOT. LET’S GO TO OUR CAFE.>>YOU SPEAK ABOUT A WIN FOR THE FIRST BLACK MLA IN MANITOBA. I’M STANDING WITH THE FIRST CITY COUNCILLOR.>>CONGRATULATIONS TO UZOMA. I SAT WITH HER IN AN INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR AND I CAN TELL SHE’S A VERY CAPABLE WOMAN. I’M GLAD THERE’S A MEMBER OF THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE THAT IS BLACK. BUT IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BEING BLACK. IT’S ABOUT BEING CAPABLE AND I KNOW FOR A FACT SHE IS VERY CAPABLE.>>Reporter: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUNG BACK PEOPLE IN MANITOBA TO SEE THAT LOOKS LIKE THEM NOT ONLY BLACK, LOOKS LIKE THEM BUT VERY CAPABLE?>>WELL, WE’RE ALL FROM SOMEWHERE AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NEWCOMERS TOSEE THEMSELVES REFLECTED IN GOVERNMENT AND THE DECISIONS MADE ARE REPRESENTATIONAL OF THEM. SO THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. WINNIPEG IS SUCH A DIVERSE CITY. MANITOBA IS A DIVERSE PROVINCE AND IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, AGAIN, AS NEWCOMERS COMING IN, THAT THEY CAN SEE THEMSELVES REPRESENTED IN OUR GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: NOW, THERE IS SO MUCH I WANT TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT. I MEAN, NOT JUST ON THE FIRST BLACK MLA HERE IN MANITOBA BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?>>WELL, WE’RE SITTING AND TALKING ABOUT THE ELECTION AND WHAT THAT MIGHT REPRESENT AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF GOVERNMENT. WE WANT TO WORK WITH OUR GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. WE HAVE THE NORTH-END TREATMENT PLANT, ONE OF THE BIGGEST TREATMENTS IN THE CITY OF WINNIPEG’S HISTORY THAT IS COMING UP THAT WE WANT TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR GOVERNMENT. I’M LOOKING FORWARD SITTING ON THE CHAIR OF “THE WINNIPEG FREEE BOARD.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. MARCUS CHAMBERS, CITY COUNCILLOR.>>Janet: DEPUTY MAYOR, GET THAT IN! [ Laughter ]>>KINDLE PARK WAS EXPECTED TO BE A BACKGROUND SO LET’S LOOK AT HOW THE RESULTS ARE GOING TONIGHT, IF WE CAN. CINDY LAMAROU IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES IN THAT RIDING AND WE’RE CURIOUS BECAUSE HER NAME IS QUITE KNOWN, THAT LAST NAME. SHE WAS RUNNING IN TINDLE PARK, THIS CHRIS ADAMS, IT WAS A DUST RIDING.>>SHE WAS IN BURROWS.>>Janet: I HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU SO WE CAN GO LIVE. CINDY LAMOUREUX OVER TED MARCELINO AND LET US GO LIVE TO SHOW YOU WHAT’S HAPPENING AT LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS AND THERE SHE IS WITH OUR SHAWN CAVANAGH.>>Reporter: YOU TOOK A JUMP INTO A NEW CONSTITUENCY AND FACED ANOTHER INCUMBENT. HOW DO YOU FEEL?>>YOU KNOW, THE ADVANCED POLLS HAVEN’T COME IN YET. I DON’T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF MYSELF. I’M HOPEFUL AND SO ENCOURAGED LOOKING AROUND THIS ROOM.>>Reporter: WHAT MADE YOU TAKE THE LEAD? WHAT STRATEGY DID YOU HAVE IN MIND WHEN YOU WENT TO ANOTHER CONSTITUENCY?>>THE OLD TINDLE PARK WAS SPLIT IN HALF, SO I HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION TO WHERE TO RUN. ULTIMATELY, THE REASON I RAN IS WHERE I GREW UP. I ATTENDED GARDEN GROVE SCHOOL. SO IT’S WHERE I’M MOST FAMILIAR, WHERE I IDENTIFY MYSELF. SO THAT’S WHY I DECIDED TO TO RUN THERE AND WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING, LITERALLY DOOR-KNOCKED EVER SINGLE DAY AND WANTED TO SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE, MORE THAN THE FIVE-QUICK ELEVATOR PITCH AND WE WANTED TO CONNECT AND THAT’S RESULTING IN TONIGHT’S ACTIVITY.>>Reporter: TELL ME HOW MUCH THE FELLOW NEXT TO YOU ED THIS TO DO WITH IT, YOUR DAD, KEVIN LAMOREUX.>>I KNOW THAT I WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT MY FATHER BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS TAUGHT ME THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SERVICE, THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY, TAKING PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I WANT TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO MAKE THIS THE BEST COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: WE HAVE THREE LIBERAL SEATS DOWN FROM FOUR, POTENTIALLY AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT GOING INTO THE LEGISLATURE IN OCTOBER?>>I’M OPTIMISTIC AND THERE ARE A LOT OF POLLS ROLLING IN. THE LAST I HEARD, WE HAVEN’T RECEIVED ANY POLE.>>Janet: TODAY, SEAN, HA IS WS WITH CINDY. LET’S SHE HOW OTHER FAMILY CANDIDATES HAVE DOING. MARGORIE, WHAT ARE WE SEE.>>A LOOK RIGHT NOW AT THE CURRENT MAP AND YOU CAN SEE THE N.D.P. ARE ELECTED OR LEADING UP IN THE NORTH AND THEN WE SEE THE PCS LEADING OR ELECTED IN THE CENTRAL OR SOUTHERN PART OF THE PROVINCE. I WANT TO ZOOM INTO WINNIPEG, WHERE THERE WERE 32 RIDINGS UP FOR GRABS. YOU CAN GET A CLEARER PICTURES. UZOMA, HISTORY FOR HER BEING THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO BECOME AN ELECT MLA. DIVERSITY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. RIGHT NOW THE PCS HAVE FIVE WOMEN ELECTED WITH THREE IN THE LEAD, NO CHANGE FOR THEM. THE N.D.P. HAVE FIVE WOMEN ELECTED AND TWO LEADING,, A GAIN OF FOUR. THERE’S A LOSS OF ONE. WE’RE LOOKING AT TEN WOMEN TO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE, A SWITCH FROM 2016 AND THAT IS ELECTRICITY NEWS FOR WOMEN REPRESENTING IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. JANET?>>Janet: MILO, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>Reporter: ABOUT INCLUSIVITY AND HOW WE’RE DOING SO FAR. WE WERE SPEAKING ABOUT THE FACT WE WERE PROJECTING A WIN FOR MANITOBA’S FIRST BLACK MLA, BUT NOT JUST ABOUT THAT, IS IT?>>NO, ABOUT THE ECONOMY. MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE THINK WHEN WE WORK ON INCLUSION, WE’RE TABLING CARE OF THE POOR BUT WE LIFT ALL OF US. IT ACTUALLY INFORMS PEOPLE NOT FROM THAT. ON TOP OF THAT, IT’S STRONGLY ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMY. SO COUNTRIES MORE INCLUSIVE HAVE A GREATER ECONOMIC OUTPUT. IN THE UNITED STATES, JUST RECENTLY, THEY FOUND THAT IF THEY HAD — IF COMPANIES HAD WORKED ON BEING MORE INCLUSIVE FROM THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY ALONE, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD AN INCREASE IN $9 MILLION. IMAGINE, IN WINNIPEG, TITLED THE MOST RACIST CITY, WHAT WOULD WE DO FOR INCLUSION AND ECONOMY IF WE MADE THAT AN ACTIVE GOAL?>>Reporter: NOW, AGAIN, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST ABOUT ONE BLACK MLA IN THE PROVINCE. I WONDER, CHRISTIAN SINCLAIR, OF THE CREE NATION, I WONDER IF THE DIVERSITY WE’RE SEEING, NOT JUST WHOSE LEADING BUT RUNNING, IS IT ENOUGH?>>IF YOU LOOK AT THE WORKING SECTOR WHERE 5% OR LESS, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE PUT ACTION BEHIND OUR WORDS, THE POLICIES ARE CREATED AND INCLUDE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AS WELL AS OTHER DIVERSE GROUPS FROM VARIOUS NATIONALITIES. WE DID A STUDY JUST TO PROVE WHEN TAXPAYERS SAY WE’RE A BURDEN ON SOCIETY. THAT’S IGNORANCE THAT’S OUT THERE THAT EXISTS. BUT WE SAID, WELL, LET’S SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE AND LOOK AT AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY AND HOW WE CONTRIBUTE. OTHER FIRST NATIONS WANT TO JUMP ON BOARD FOR NORTHERN MANITOBA AND WE SAID, LET’S SEE WHAT THE REAL NUMBERS, BASED ON THE 2016 CENSUS, 9.3 BILLION IS CONTRIBUTED INTO THE MANITOBA ECONOMY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HYDRO-DEMS ON OUR TERRITORY, THE MINDS, ALL OF THAT IS OUT OF THE NATURAL RESOURCE AREA. YOU HAVE TO GIVE US OUR FAIR SHARE AND WE WON’T BE ASKING MORE BUT DEMANDING. THAT’S BASED ON TREATY. YOU START INVESTING IN EDUCATION AND TREATY, WE’LL RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. AS THE GOOD DOCTOR SAID, GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE AND IT BECOMES A WIN-WIN SITUATION. IT’S NOT SO MUCH FOR OUR PEOPLE TODAY BUT MORE FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO COME UP. MY DAUGHTER ALEXIS, WE WANT TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HER AND HER DEMOGRAPHIC TO KNOW THAT THEY’RE WELCOMED, INCLUDED AND CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS AND IT WILL BENEFIT EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: WE SHOULD ASK ALEXIS HERSELF, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE NEXT ELECTION. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO SEE SOMEONE THAT REPRESENTS YOU IN GOVERNMENT?>>SUCH AS, FOR EXAMPLE, ROB KINEW, SOMETHING THAT I REALLY LOOK UP TO IS THAT HE IS TRYING TO — ONE OF HIS PROMISES IS TO CREATE A RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE. THAT WILL CREATE JOBS FOR MANITOBA AS WELL AS PARTNERING WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. SO I THINK THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE GO HAND IN HAND. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I ACTUALLY READ AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY AND EVEN THOUGH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE COMPROMISE ONLY 5% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, THEY PROTECT OVER 80% OF THE BIO DIVERSITY HERE SO YOU MUST JOIN FORCES AND RECONCILE WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, AS WELL.>>Reporter: SO YOU FEEL IF YOU SEE PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT YOU, THEY WILL CARE ABOUT THE SAME ISSUES YOU ARE CARING ABOUT?>>CORRECT.>>Reporter: THANKS SO MUCH. JANET, BACK TO YOU?>>Janet: THANK YOU SO MUCH. LET US LOOK AT WOOLSELY, BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE DAVE NICKARZ WAS HOPING TO LEAD BUT IN SECOND PLACE AFTER LEASE THAT NAYLOR.>>THEY HAD ADVERTISEMENTS ON THE RADIO AND DOUBLE THE VOTES BY THE GREENS BY THE N.D.P. IS QUITE A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR GREEN PARTY SUPPORTERS.>>Janet: SWAN RIVER, RICK WOWCHUK IS RE-ELECTED. IN THE MAPLES — SORRY, TURTLE MOUNTAIN, DOYLE PIWNIUK KEEPING HIS SEAT THERE. AND IN WAVERLY, JON REYES IS LEADING BY A STRONG MORE MARGIND ANOTHER STRONG CANDIDATE, AUDREY GORDON THERE SOUTHDALE IN THE LEAD.>>AUDREY GORDON CAME IN SECOND PLACE, AHEAD OF THE LIBERAL PARTY LEADER IN THE LAST ELECTION IN FORT ROUGE. SHE WAS BESIDE THE PREMIER THROUGHOUT MANY OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS THE PREMIER HAD. AND SHE WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS THE MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE. SO WE MIGHT HAVE TWO MEMBERS.>>Janet: IT’S STILL A BACKGROUND IN SOUTHDALE. ROUGHLY HALF OF THE POLLS REPORT REPORTS AND FEWING THAN ONE HUNDRED REPORTING. MYRNA DRIEDGER, WE’RE COMFORTABLE SHE WILL RETAIN THE SEAT AND SOMEONE STANDING BY WITH BARTLEY KEEVIS.>>Reporter: PCS ARE DOING QUITE WELL, NEIGHBOR NOT AS WELL AS THEY COULD HAVE DONE BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE RESULTS SO FAR?>>I THINK EVERYTHING LOOKS PROMISING RIGHT NOW AND PROUD TO BE A PART OF A PARTY WORKING HARD AND SINCERELY TO MOVE MANITOBA FORWARD.>>Reporter: NOW, YOU ARE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. I EXPECT YOU WILL REMAIN SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND WE SAW A LACK OF DECORUM.>>I LIKE BETTER CIVILITY IN THE HOUSE AND DECORUM IN THE HOUSE. IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN THREE YEARS AGO. THERE WAS A CONCERTED EFFORT BY THE LEADERS AND BY MYSELF TO TRY TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. IT’S A CHALLENGE, BUT I THINK IT’S THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON. IT’S HARD IN A PASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT WHEN EVERYBODY COMES IN WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN, BUT I THINK WE HAVE A GREATER RESPONSIBILITY FOR CIVILITY AND FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE THAT DEMOCRACY CAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN A VERY RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT. YOU THINK WE HAVE TO WORK ON THAT. WE’RE NOT UNIQUE IN HAVING HECKLING AND YOU LOOK AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN CANADA AND IN ENGLAND AND YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF THE — YOU GUESS THE HECKLING AND EVERYTHING. BUT MANITOBA, WE’VE COME A LONG WAY IN THREE YEARS AND HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.>>Reporter: I TRY NOT TO LOOK AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN ENGLAND. BUT, BUT, BUT, YOU WERE A NURSE FOR 23 YEARS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS OF MANITOBA RIGHT NOW WHO ARE CONCERNED AND EXPRESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RESTRUCTURING OF HEALTHCARE? WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?>>AS A NURSE FOR 23 YEARS IN THE SYSTEM AND I’VE SOON A LOT I’VE SEEN A LOTOF THINGS HAPPENM SINCERELY COMMITTED TO BEING A PART OF THE GOVERNMENT TRYING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER, BETTER FOR PATIENTS, BETTER FOR HEALTHCARE PATIENTS, NURSES THERE 24 HOURS A DAY. YOU KNOW, I WOULD ASK FOR EVERYBODY TO HAVE SOME FAITH IN THE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. GIVE IT IS CHANCE. THERE ARE SOME — THERE IS PROGRESS BEING MADE. WHAT WE NEED TO NOW DO IS TO CONTINUE TO MOVE IT FORWARD AND WE ARE LISTENING TO FRONTLINE WORKERS. WE ARE LISTENING TO NURSES AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.>>Reporter: I THINK MAYBE SOME OF THOSE NURSES DON’T WANT TO BE THERE 24 HOURS.>>YOU KNOW WHAT, MANDATORY OVERTIME CAME IN A LONG TIME AGO, LONG BEFORE THIS GOVERNMENT GOT THERE. AND THERE ARE CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE AND IT IS HARD BEING A NURSE. I WAS THERE 23 YEARS AND I CAN REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST STARTED AS A NURSE, WE WERE RUNNING AT 4:30 TRYING TO DO BATHS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE AT 9:30 IN THE MORNING. IT’S A CHALLENGING PROFESSION BUT GRATIFYING. AND THESE PEOPLE, I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR NURSES AND I REALLY ASK THEM TO STICK WITH US AND LET’S TRY TO MOVE THIS FORWARD.>>Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: BACK TO YOU JANET FROM B.C. HEADQUARTERS.>>Janet: LET’S SEE HOW NAHANNI FONTAINE IS DOING AND YES, WE ARE COMFORTABLE SAYING SHE WILL KEEP THAT SEAT AND APPLAUSE COMING FROM THE MANITOBA VOTE’S CAFE AND LET’S SEE IF THEY’RE FEELING CELEBRATORY AT HEADQUARTERS. AUSTIN IN.>>Reporter: JANET, THERE’S A THERE’S ALOT OF CLAPPING GOING . A LOT OF CHEERS TONIGHT AT N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS AND EVERY TIME THERE’S A SMALL WIN, A NEW SEAT THAT THIS PARTY IS ABLE TO GET. DON’T FORGET IN 2016, THEY GOT 4 SEATS. SO THE FACT THEY’RE AHEAD IS GOOD FOR PARTY AND IN THE ROOM TONIGHT. NAHANNI JOINS ME AND I WANT TO HEAR WHY YOU THINK WE’RE HEARING SO MANY CHEERS.>>I THINK WHAT YOU’RE SEEING TONIGHT IS THE POSITIVE ENERGY AND POSITIVE FACE THAT THIS WHOLE N.D.P. CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN FROM START TO FINISH. IT’S BEEN ONE WHERE WE HAVE MADE HISTORY TONIGHT BY ELECTING THE FIRST BLACK PERSON TO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. WE’RE SO PROUD OF THAT. WE’VE ELECTED MORE WOMEN IN OUR CAUCUS. AND, YOU KNOW, THIS CAMPAIGN AS SHOWN THAT THE N.D.P. IS UNITED. WE HAVE PROUD OF THE CAMPAIGN AND WE’RE PROUD OF OUR LEADER AND THE WAY THAT HE HELD ALL OF US DURING THIS CAMPAIGN AND THE WAY IN WHICH HE SHOWED A BETTER WAY FROM MANITOBANS.>>Reporter: I WANT TO A YOU ASK YOUABOUT THAT LAST POINT. IN THE N.D.P. NOW DIFFERENT FROM THE N.D.P. IN 2016? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR NEW LEADER, WAW KINEW?>>YOU KNOW, I CAN’T TALK WHAT THE N.D.P. WAS PRIOR TO 2016. ALL I KNOW SINCE WAB GOT ELECTED, SINCE I GOT ELECTED, SINCE BERNADETTE GOT ELECTED, WE HAVE BEEN MOVING IN A POSITIVE WAY. I’VE PROUD OF ALL OF MANITOBA AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND I’M PROUD OF OUR LEADER, WAB KINEW, IN A WAY HE HAS EXECUTED THIS CAMPAIGN, SHOWING MANITOBANS THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO DO POLITICS.>>Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS. JANET, YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF SUPPORTERS STARTING TO TRICKLE IN N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS. A LOT OF CELEBRATION, EVEN THOUGH CBC IS PROJECTING THAT BRIAN PALLISTER WILL HAVE THAT MAJORITY GOVERNMENT.>>Janet: ISN’T THAT INTERESTING. THEY’RE COMING IN SOLIDLY IN SECOND PLACE AND YET, THE NEW DEMOCRATS ARE CELEBRATING. TO DISCUSS THAT AND OTHER ISSUES THIS EVENING, LET’S GO TO OUR PANEL OF POLITICAL INSIDERS, MARCY AND WHAT ARE FOLKS SAYING?>>Marcy: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHETHER N.D.P.ES ARE CELEBRATING?>>I’M CELEBRATING. THIS IS CELEBRATING MOMENTUM, IN THAT WE’VE PICKED UP SEATS AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME PARTICULAR RIDINGS AND SEE HOW CLOSE WE CAME, EVEN NO ONES LIKE THAT. TO HAVE MORE THAN A THOUSAND VOTES IN ROBLIN, THAT’S MOMENTUM.>>Marcy: IS IT MOMENTUM FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF WAB KINER OR SOMETHING ELSE?>>ABSOLUTELY BOTH. OUR LEADER IS THE ONE WHO PRESENTED OUR PLATFORM, THE FACE OF OUR PARTY AND PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED TO THAT.>>Marcy: YOU MENTIONED MYRNA, WE WERE WATCHING IT IN THE STUDY AND SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT DECORUM AND THERE HASN’T BEEN A LOT OF CIVILITY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. AN ATTACK AD AND I TALKED TO YOUR LEADER. HOW DO YOU GET THAT?>>I’ve been there 16 years and people recognize that we might have different opinions but it’s not personal. ON A CAMPAIGN, IT’S IMPORTANT TO PRESENT MANITOBANS WITH THE FACTS. WHEN IT CAME TO Mr. KINEW AND HIS BACKGROUND, IT’S IMPORTANT THEY CAN MAKE THE DECISION THEMSELVES.>>IT’S A LEVEL OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE LOWERED DURING THIS CAMPAIGN WAS PER CEPTABLE.>>THEY WANTED TO ATTACK CHARACTER BECAUSE THEY WERE SCARED TO TALK ABOUT OUR PLATFORM, THAT MANITOBA NS HAVE RESPONDED TO.>>Marcy: YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING CLOSELY WHICH RIDINGS BECAUSE THE LIBERALS HAVE NOT YET ACHIEVED THAT NUMBER FOUR.>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MAPLES AND LAST TIME, WE WERE WITHIN 120 VOTES, HALFWAY INTO THE BALLOTS AND WE STILL HAVE A STRONG CHANCE WHICH IS FANTASTIC. BUT MOREOVER, IT SPEAKS TO THE MESSAGE THAT WE WERE TAKING FORWARD, THAT THE HEALTHCARE IS NOT WORKING, THAT THE ECONOMY IS NOT WORK AND SAFETY ISN’T WORKING IN THOSE AREAS.>>Marcy: LET’S GO BACK TO JANET AND CHRIS.>>Janet: ONE OF THE RIDINGS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ST. VITAL. IT LOOKS LIKE JAMIE MOSES WILL TAKE THAT FOR THE N.D.P., THE SECOND BLACK MLA ELECTED TONIGHT INTO MANITOBA’S LEGISLATURE.>>THERE ARE THREE LEADING OR ELECTED RIGHT NOW, SO HE WOULD BE THE SECOND, SO FAR, THAT WE AT THE CBC STUDIO HERE, IF WE CALL IT ELECTED. THAT’S SURPRISING FOR ME. COLLEEN MAYER WAS PROMOTED TO THE CABINET, FAIRLY ACTIVE IN THE CAMPAIGN AND THAT’S A WIN FOR THE N.D.P., TAKING BACK A RIDING TAKEN AWAY IN THE LAST ELECTION.>>Janet: WE HAVE COLLEEN MAYER STANDING BY AT HER CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.>>Reporter: JANET, I’M HERE IN ST. VITAL. CAN YOU TELL US HOW YOU’RE FEELING TONIGHT?>>I’M EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE RUN THAT WE HAD. I’M SO HAPPY OF MY TEAM. WE WORKED HARD. WE DID EVERYTHING. I’M PROUD OF WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS. I AM NOT HANGING MY HEAD. WE WORKED VERY HARD HERE AND I’M PLEASED TO HAVE SERVED AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN ST. VITAL.>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE RESULT YOU WANTED, BUT YOUR PARTY — THE CBC NEWS IS PROJECTING THAT THERE WILL BE A PC MAJORITY. HOW DO YOU FEEL ON A GRAND SCALE HOW YOUR PARTY RETAINED POWER?>>I’M EXCITED. I’M SO HAPPY BECAUSE THE WORK WE’VE DONE OVER THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS HAS BEEN AMAZING AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP GOING FORWARD AND WORKING FOR MANITOBANS. WHETHER I’M IN THE BACKGROUND OR AT THAT SEAT, I CHEER THEM ALL ON. THEY ALL RAN EXTREMELY GOOD RACES AND THEY’RE GREAT, FANTASTIC PEOPLE. I’M SO PROUD OF THEM. I’LL STILL BE ON THEIR CHEERLEADING TEAM AS THEY GO FORWARD.>>Reporter: COLLEEN MAYER, JUST MOMENTS AGO, SHE CONCEDED HERE IN FRONT OF HER CAMPAIGN OFFICE WITH HER VOLUNTEERS. SO JAMIE MOSES OF THE N.D.P. WILL BE TAKING THIS SEAT. BACK TO YOU, JANET.>>Janet: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. 2019 AND WE ARE MAKING HISTORY IN MANITOBA, ELECTING OUR FIRST MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE THESE CANDIDATES ARE COMING FROM. MALA YORK A SPAWS MARCELINO WE PROTECT IN NOTRE DAME. ALSO IN UNION STATION, UZOMA. IN SOUTHDALE, AUDREY GORDON, SHE HAS NOT BEEN PROJECTED BUT IS IN THE LEAD FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.>>168 VOTES.>>Janet: SO QUITE AN HISTORIC NIGHT.>>IT IS. THE LEGISLATURE IS BECOMING SO DIVERSE THAT WE’RE GETTING DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES IN THERE AND KEEPING IN MIND, THOUGH, COLLEEN MAYER IS A METIS WOMAN AND SO WHILE ONE GROUP COMES IN, THERE MAY BE OTHER GROUPS NOT COMING IN.>>Janet: WE HAVE SUCH A DIVERSITY IN MANITOBA, IT’S FANTASTIC FOR VOTER INVOLVEMENT AND INCLUSION. DIVERSITY AND REPRESENTATION MATTERS. SO IF YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A POLITICIAN, SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU AND SOMEONE WHO TALKS LIKE YOU, PERHAPS, YOU KNOW, IS ALSO A NEW CANADIAN, THEN THAT’S GOT TO BE GOOD FOR OUR DEMOCRACY.>>40 YEARS AGO IT WAS DOMINATED BY MEN, WHITE MEN, YOU KNOW, AND SO IT’S — AND OUR SOCIETY WAS DIVERSE BACK THEN, BUT NOW THE LEGISLATURE IS STARTING TO REFLECT SOCIETY IN A BETTER WAY THAN BACK THEN.>>Janet: WE’LL HAVE TO LOOK AT VOTER TURN-OUT TO SEE THIS AREAS WE’RE SUPPORTING, DIFFERENT CANDIDATES. THE LIBERALS SITTING AT THREE SEATS, LEADING OR ELECT THE. ED. THEY WERE HOPING TO GET TO FOUR AND LET’S TALK ABOUT WHY THAT NUMBER FOUR IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY PARTY.>>TO BE RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATURE, YOU NEED FOUR SEATS, MORE TIME FOR SPEAKING, SO TO FALL DOWN TO THREE SEATS HAS AN IMPACT ON THE LIBERAL PARTY. YOU CAN BET THE NEXT BYELECTION THEY’LL BE PUSHING VERY, VERY HARD TO WIN. THEY DROPPED TO THREE BECAUSE JUDY COATIN RAN. THAT’S HAD AN IMPACT ON THE LEGISLATURE.>>Janet: THAT WAS AN IMPROVEMENT AND DUGAL THAT GAVE THEM THE MAGIC NUMBER FOUR AND LET’S LOOK AT THAT RIDING. RIGHT NOW HE’S LEADING MORE THAN 400 VOTES OVER THE NDP’S LAURISSA SIMS. AND DOUGALD LAMONT’S LEADERSHIP, HE DID WELL.>>HE HAD GOOD PRESS CONFERENCES. THE TROUBLE WITH THE LIBERALS RIGHT NOW IS CAPACITY AND RESOURCES. THEY DON’T HAVE THE MONEY OR THE STAFF TO BE DOING A LOT OF THINGS THAT THE OTHER PARTIES ARE ABLE TO DO. ALSO, THEY HAVE YET TO — THEY HAVEN’T FOR A LONG TIME BEEN ABLE TO BREAK OUT OF A CITY OF WINNIPEG AND HAVE BEEN A MORE PROVISIONAL PARTY THAN A SUBURBAN TYPE PARTY.>>Janet: WE WERE THINKING WE MIGHT SEE A GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE MAKE IT ON TO THE BOARD AND THE GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE MIGHT BE TAKING VOTES WAY FROM THE N.D.P. AND LIBERALS AND WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I THINK IT’S DISAPPOINTING NIGHT FOR THE GREEN PARTY. THEY PUT THEIR RESOURCES INTO WOLSLEY AND DAVID NICKARZ –>>Janet: YOU SEE LEADER DOUGLA LaMONT AND WHAT DOES HE AABOUT HIS FIRST GENERAL ELECTION AS LEADER OF THE MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY AND LET’S GET A SHOT AND WHEN HE’S READY TO SPEAK, WE’LL LISTEN. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>MARY, WHO WAS A LOVELY WOMAN TO CALL AND TELL ME SHE VOTED FOR ME. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE RESULTS WILL STILL BE AND SOME TIGHT RACES AND EARLY POLL RESULTS, SO WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON. BUT IN ANY CAMPAIGN, THERE’S TOO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK AND THERE ARE NO EASY CAMPAIGNS. WE SET OUT TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN-BASED IDEAS. CLEARLY, HA WAS OUR FIRST MISTAKE. WE WANTED TO CHALLENGE STATUS QUO AND BECAUSE POLITICS A CALLED A BLOOD SPORT, SO TO EACH AND EVERY CANDIDATE WHO RAN FOR THE MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY AND EACH AND EVERY VOLUNTEER, THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>BECAUSE CAMPAIGNS ARE HARD. THEY’RE HARD ON THE CANDIDATES , ON FAMILY AND KIDS AND THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF WHAT COMES ALONG AND WE RAN A CAMPAIGN THAT WE CAN BE PROUD OF AT THE END OF THE DAY. WE CAN ALL HOLD OR HEADS HIGH. [ Laughter ]>>AND THAT DOES MATTER BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO BE TALKED ABOUT. IT IS PEOPLE — PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME I HAVE AN UPHILL BATTLE OF THE MANITOBA PARTY AND I SAY, YOU SHOULD SEE THE HILL I JUST FINISHED CLIMBING. BUT WE HAVE BUILT THIS TEAM AND AN INCREDIBLE NUMBER OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. IT IS HARD, BECAUSE THERE ARE LOTS OF IMPORTANT LESSONS I LEARNED FROM POLITICS OVER THE YEARS. AND ONE IS THAT, YOU CAN PUTEVERYTHING YOU HAVE INTO SOMETHING, DELIVER THE BEST WORK OF YOUR LIFE AND SOMETIMES IT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH. THAT’S LIFE. THAT’S LIFE AND THAT’S POLITICS. THE IMPORTANT THING IS, THOUGH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR NEXT TIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD. I THINK WE’VE DEMONSTRATED THAT WE ARE A SERIOUS PARTY. WE’VE TAKEN THIS PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND WE NEED TO KEEP DOING THAT AND WE NEED TO KEEP BUILDING. BECAUSE THERE ARE A WHOLE SERIES OF ISSUES THAT WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT, THEY WOULD NOT INTEREST BEEN TALKED ABOUT AT ALL. WE’VE BEEN THERE FOR PEOPLE AND WE HEAR THAT ALL OF THE TIME, THAT NOBODY ELSE WAS THERE TO LISTEN WHEN WE WERE THERE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO LISTEN. I CAN’T THANK YOU ANY OF YOU ENOUGH. FIRST MY WIFE AND KIDS AND MY MOTHER AND ALL OF OUR RELATIVES AND EVERYONE WHO WORKED SO HARD. I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE IN MANITOBA AS A PLACE THAT’S PROGRESSIVE AND IT HAS A GREAT FUTURE AND SO DOES THE MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY AND WE’LL SEE YOU SOON. THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Janet: LEADER OF THE MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY IS THANKING HIS VOLUNTEERS, HIS FAMILY. YOU SEE HIM WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS AND THANKING ALL OF THE STAFF, ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED HARD. THERE’S JOHN GERARD THERE.>>QUITE A CHANGE IN HIS LIFE. THREE YEARS AGO HE WASN’T IN THE ASSEMBLY, SEEN AS AN OUTSIDER, AND HE CAME FROM THE THIRD PLACE AND SURPRISINGLY DEFEATED LAMOREUX AND IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS THAT’S BEEN GOOD FOR HIM AND I THINK THE PARTY WILL BE HAPPY WITH HIM.>>Janet: LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>WE’RE COUNTING THE NUMBERS UP NOW AND THIS IS A GREAT STEPPING STONE TO THE NEXT ELECTION AND ELECTIONS ACROSS CANADA. 20 YEARS AGO I RAN AS ONE OF SEVEN GREENS, WHO WERE THE FIRST TO RUN IN THE 1999 GENERAL ELECTION AND I RAN WAS A PAPER CANDIDATE TO PUT A CHOICE ON THE BALLOT, TO LET PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE IN WHO’S GOING TO LEAD THEM. I ALSO RAN TWICE MORE FOR THE FEDERAL GREENS IN THE 2000 AND 2004 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND WE RAN A FULL SLATE THAT YEAR ACROSS CANADA. SOME OF MY VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN AROUND FROM THAT TIME. PAM SAMFORD, MY OFFICIAL AGENT AND CONNIE JENS, MY CAMPAIGN MANAGER. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I WANT TO THANK MY CORE TEAM, BREANN, PAUL, LIZ, WHO’S IN JAPAN RIGHT NOW AND SANDY AND BABY MARY, WHO CAME CANVASSING WITH ME A NUMBER OF TIMES IN MAY, RUTH, DIRK, LAURA, DENNIS AND JANICE, JUST TO NAME A FEW. WE’VE HAD A LOT OF YOUTH VOLUNTEERS, AS WELL. LIKE I SAID, BABY MARY. WE’VE HAD VOLUNTEERS AS YOUNG AS TEN WHO CAME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS HELPING OUT WHO WERE 15, 16 AND 17 YEARS OLD. WE’VE HAD OVER 130 VOLUNTEERS IN TOTAL ON THIS CAMPAIGN AND THEY HELPED WITH EVERYTHING FROM CANVASSING, ENTERING DATA, CANVASSING SOME MORE AND PHONING AND CANVASSING AGAIN UNTIL THEIR FEET HURT. WE’VE KNOCKED ON EVERY DOOR IN THIS RIDING AND SOME WE DID ABOUT THREE ROUNDS OF THE RIDING AND SOME OF WHICH WE WENT ON A FOURTH ROUND. ALSO, WE’VE HAD SPECIAL GUESTS FROM ACROSS CANADA. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE LEADER FOR THE GREEN PARTY OF CANADA, ELIZABETH MAY, FOR HER TIME. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THE LEADER OF THE GREENS IN P.E.I., PETER BEVAN-BAKER AND HANNA BELL. MIKE SHRINE AND ALEX TYRELL RIGHT THERE FROM THE GREEN PARTY OF QUEBEC. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WE’VE HAD EXPERTS ADVISE THE CAMPAIGN LIKE DAVE BAGGLER AND MANY OTHERS. I COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITH JAMES AND ANDREA. WOULD YOU GUYS COME UP, PLEASE? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WITHOUT THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF THE GREENE COUNCIL AND THE PLATFORM TEAM, WE COULDN’T HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT WE HAVE TODAY. EVEN THOUGH IT WASN’T A VICTORY, WE GOT OUT THERE AND GOT THINGS DONE. AND JAMES AND ANDREW TOOK ON A LOT OF WORK WITH THE FORUM SO I COULD KNOCK ON THE DOOR ENDLESSLY. AND PHYLLIS ABE AND JAMES BETTAM. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MY FAMILY, MY FATHER AND MOTHER, STEP-FATHER BILL AND MANY MEMBERS OF –>>Janet: THE WOOLSLEY HOPEFUL THAT HE MIGHT MAKE A BREAK-THROUGH. ONLY 400 VOTES SEPARATING HIM THE LAST TIME AROUND AND HE WAS HOPING WITHOUT ROB ALTIMYER, THAT THE GREEN PARTY MIGHT HAVE A WIN, ALSA, THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED. LET’S GO TO OUR POLITICAL PANEL, OUR INSIDERS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED.>>Marcy: THERE WAS REACTION TO WHAT WE JUST SAW AND WE HEARD FROM THE LEADER OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S SO HARD NOT TO RELATE TO SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED SO HARD AND PUT THEIR LIFE, FAMILY AND ENERGY INTO A CAUSE AND DOOR-KNOCK, NOT ONLY IN THEIR READING BUT ACROSS MANITOBA AND YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE FAMILIES AND THE VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED, IT REALLY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL. YOU HEARD THAT IN THE SPEECH TONIGHT. HE’S ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC.>>Marcy: I WANT TO REASK THIS QUESTION. WHAT DO YOU LIBERALS NEED TO BREAK-THROUGH IN MANITOBA? WE HEARD SOME SAYING BETTER REPRESENTATION IN RURAL AREAS. THEY’VE NEVER REALLY TIED THEMSELVES TO WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WITH THE LIBERALS, WHETHER THAT’S A CHOICE GOOD OR BAD, NOT MAKING A JUDGMENT. BUT WHAT DO THE LIBERALS NEED TO BREAK THROUGH?>>HISTORICALLY, IT’S NOT BUILT OVERNIGHT. SOMETIMES YOU’RE LOOKING AT AN ELECTION CYCLE OR TWO AND WE HEARD DOUGLA TONIGHT, CONTINUE WORKING.>>Marcy: BEFORE THAT, YOU HAD DR. GERARD AND NEVER SEEMED TO GET THERE.>>I THINK DOUGLA HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC REP. AND I THINK WE’LLWORKING BEHIND.>>Marcy: ERIN SEL BY, ACELEBRATION FOR YOUR PARTY.>>A CELEBRATION FOR US THAT THERE WAS TALK THE GREENS WERE COMING UP AND THAT WOULD BE A CHALLENGE, BUT LISA NAYLOR RAN A STRONG CAMPAIGN.>>Marcy: I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR PARTY LEADER, WAB KINEW, IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO HIM, OR IF TONIGHT, WHERE YOU ARE, PEOPLE WILL BE BEHIND HIM SAYING THIS.>>WE’VE PICKED UP SEATS, JUST PICKS UP ANOTHER ONE A FEW MINUTES AGO AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY WITH HIS PERFORMANCE.>>Marcy: WE’LL GO BACK TO JANET AND CHRIS FOR MORE RESULTS.>>Janet: THANK YOU, MARCY. CHRIS ADAMS, I WANTED TO ASK YOU SOMETHING. AS MORE NEUTRAL OUTSIDER, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY TO GROW IN MANITOBA?>>ONE OF THE PARTIES IS PARTY FINANCING AND PARTY FINANCING RECALLS HAVE CHANGED TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY FROM TEN YEARS AGO. SECONDLY, THE FEDERAL LIBERAL PARTY BRAND HAS A PROBLEM IN MANITOBA, THE LAST ELECTION NOTWITHSTANDING FEDERALLY. SO THERE’S PROBLEMS WITH THAT. THIRD, WHEN YOU HAVE TWO PARTIES CONTENDING FOR WINNING THE GOVERNMENT, IT’S HARD FOR A THIRD PARTY TO SQUEEZE IN. (PLEASE STAND BY) LET’S CHECK IN THERE.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’M HERE WITH MARY BLACK, A FORMER SOCIAL WORKER AND PUBLIC SPEAKER. WE’LL GET TO WAB IN A MOMENT, BUT FIRST THE P.C. MAJORITY. WHAT RAN THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU GOT THAT NEWS?>>KILL ME NOW. THAT’S WHAT RAN THROUGH MY MIND.>>WHY IS THAT?>>BECAUSE THEY’VE DONE SO MUCH DAMAGE TO MY HOME COMMUNITY. THE PLACE I GREW UP IN. THE CUTS TO HEALTH CARE. BECAUSE IT JUST HAPPENED, THE EMERGENCY ROOMS JUST CLOSED DOWN RECENTLY, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE 67 PEOPLE WAITING IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM THE OTHER DAY. PEOPLE LYING ON THE FLOOR, SCREAMING IN PAIN. TWO YEARS FROM NOW, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? WE’RE GOING TO SEE PEOPLE DIE. THAT’S WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. IT’S HEARTBREAKING. SADDENING, YOU KNOW? I WAS REALLY, REALLY HOPING THAT WAB WOULD HAVE BEEN.>>WELL, WAB DID WIN IN HIS RIDING. HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THAT, AT LEAST? IS THAT SOLACE FOR YOU?>>KIND OF, YEAH. I KNOW HE’S A GOOD MAN. I’VE KNOWN HIM FOR A REALLY LONG TIME. I FEEL — I FEEL PROUD OF HIM. AND I’M STILL DISAPPOINTED THOUGH.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK WAB KINEW AND THE N.D.P. WILL HAVE TO DO, BEING OFFICIAL OPPOSITION, WHAT WILL THEY NEED TO DO WITH THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY?>>YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINK THAT REALISTICALLY, WE’RE LIVING IN A TIME RIGHT NOW WHERE WE CANNOT AFFORD TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT OUR MOTHER EARTH IS DYING. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LIVE TO SEE 50 YEARS. ME, MY CHILDREN, MY GRANDCHILDREN, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AN EARTH TO GROW UP ON. THIS IS NOT THE QUESTION. I TRAVELLED TO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE ICE MELTED TOO EARLY AND 75,000 CARIBOU DIED. I’VE SEEN THIS WITH MY OWN ICE. AND ALL OF THESE DISASTERS THAT ARE HAPPENING, I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK BECAUSE OF THIS. THIS IS OUR MOTHER. AS AN INDIGENOUS PERSON I FEEL LIKE WAB HAS MORE OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PEOPLE, LAND AND OUR MOTHER. IF A WOMAN IS PREGNANT WITH A CHILD, THEN SHE GETS SICK, THE BABY WILL GET SICK.>>I GET THE ANALOGY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. MARY BLACK. A WIN FOR WAB KINEW IN HIS RIDING.>>Janet: VERY UPSET THE N.D.P. WERE NOT ABLE TO PULL OFF A VICTORY TONIGHT, BUT THEY HAVE MADE GAINS. 13 SEATS — 14 SEATS RATHER IS WHAT THEY WON IN THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION. AND CURRENTLY ELECTED AND LEADING IN 19. WE HAVE REPORTERS STANDING BY AT ALL THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS, INCLUDING AT NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS WHERE WE’RE WAITING FOR WAB KINEW TO ENTER THE ROOM AND THANK HIS SUPPORTERS. BECAUSE LISTENING TO ERIN SELBY, LISTENING TO OUR PARTY INSIDERS, 19 IS A GAIN. IN MANITOBA, WE’RE A PROVINCE THAT TRADITIONALLY ALWAYS GIVES A PARTY A SECOND TERM. VERY UNUSUAL FOR THAT TO ONLY GET ONE TERM. SO IF YOU LOOK AT HISTORY, BRIAN PALLISTER WAS EXPECTING TO WIN AGAIN. THE N.D.P. WAS HOPEFUL, BUT NOT EXPECTING TO WIN TONIGHT. WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WAS GAIN BACK SOME OF THE GROUND FROM THE PUNISHING VOTE IN 2016. AND TONIGHT, WE’VE SEEN IS THAT HAPPEN. IN WINNIPEG THEY’VE WON BACK SOME RIDINGS. CHRIS ADAMS, BESIDE ME, JOIN IN, TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY’VE GAINED. AS SOON AS WE SEE WAB KINEW I’LL HAVE TO CUT YOU OFF.>>THE LAST TIME THERE WAS ONE-TERM GOVERNMENT WAS 1977. ONE-TERM GOVERNMENT DEFEATED BY PAULEY’S N.D.P. IT’S NOT NORMAL TO HAVE ONE-TERM GOVERNMENT. THE POLLS ALSO INDICATED THAT THE P.C.s WERE WELL AHEAD. I THINK THEY’VE DONE BETTER IN THE POPULAR VOTE. BUT THE BATTLE GROUND OF WINNIPEG, I THINK WAB KINEW SHOULD BE VERY HAPPY ABOUT GETTING TO 19, MAYBE TO — THE BOARD NOW SAYS 18, BUT HE’S BUILDING UP A LITTLE BIT OF MOMENTUM TO BE THE GOVERNMENT IN WAITING. HERE’S WAB KINEW.>>Janet: WALKING INTO THE ROOM IN THE METROPOLITAN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE DOWNTOWN. JUBILANT CROWD. HIS WIFE AND SONS THERE. LET’S LISTEN IN AND SEE WHAT WAB KINEW HAS TO SAY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, MANITOBA! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, NEW DEMOCRATS. WAY TO STAND UP FOR ALL OF US IN THIS PROVINCE.>>HOW DO YOU DO?>>HOW DO YOU DO, I’M WAB KINEW, AND I’M FEELING PRETTY GOOD TONIGHT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [CHANTING N.D.P.] I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU, THE MANITOBA N.D.P. YOU’VE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB. ALL THE CANDIDATES, THE STAFF AND THE VOLUNTEERS. MAKE SOME NOISE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. [CHEERING] SO JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, I CALLED BRIAN PALLISTER TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS VICTORY TONIGHT. IT WAS A LOCAL CALL. [LAUGHTER] I WAS, YOU KNOW, VERY INSPIRED BY THE SHOWING WE HAD THIS TIME AROUND, BUT MANITOBANS CHOSE TO GIVE HIM A SECOND MANDATE, SO I CONGRATULATED HIM. HUMBLE IN DEFEAT, BUT I DON’T THINK WE WERE DEFEATED TONIGHT. I THINK MANITOBANS SENT A STRONG MESSAGE. AND THE SEATS WE TOOK BACK MADE IT CLEAR THAT MANITOBANS WANT US, THE NEW DEMOCRATS TO NOT ONLY BE THE CONSCIOUS OF MANITOBA, NOT ONLY BE THE OPPOSITION OF MANITOBA, BUT TO BE THE PROGRESSIVE VOICE FOR MANITOBA. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND SO WE’LL GET BACK TO WORK AT THE LEGISLATURE VERY SOON. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR NEW M.L.A.-ELECTS ON YOUR PERFORMANCE. YOU’VE MADE HISTORY AND YOU’VE MADE US PROUD. I ALSO TOLD MR. PALLISTER THAT HE SHOULD BRING IN THE AGRI-RECOVERY PROTOCOL. NO RESPONSE IN THE ROOM WHATSOEVER, BUT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT OUR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS NEED. I JUST WANT EVERYBODY ACROSS MANITOBA TO KNOW THAT WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT REPRESENTING YOUR CONCERNS, WHETHER YOU’RE INSIDE THE PERIMETER, WHETHER YOU’RE IN RURAL MANITOBA OR IN THE NORTH. WE ARE A PARTY FOR ALL OF US. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] NOW WE HAD A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE IN THIS CAMPAIGN. WE SAID THIS ELECTION WAS ABOUT HEALTH CARE. I THINK THE SIGNS THAT MANY MANITOBANS AGREED WITH US ARE ALL THE NEW DEMOCRAT M.L.A.s WHO ARE GOING TO BE COMING TO THE LEGISLATURE THIS FALL. AND SO THERE WILL BE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD. YOU KNOW, MR. PALLISTER CALLED THIS ELECTION EARLY BECAUSE THE FULL IMPACT OF HIS CUTS TO HEALTH CARE HAVE NOT YET BEEN FELT. AND SO WE WILL BE THERE EACH AND EVERY DAY, HOLDING HIM ACCOUNTABLE, AND ASKING HIM TO DO BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE, BECAUSE THE SEAT PICKUPS WE GAINED TONIGHT SHOW MANITOBANS WANT MUCH, MUCH BETTER FROM THEIR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAN THEY’VE SEEN THESE PAST THREE YEARS. I ALSO SPOKE TO MANY MANITOBANS ACROSS THE COURSE OF THIS CAMPAIGN WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION. AND THE FACT THAT WE HAD SO MANY TEACHERS RUNNING AS PART OF OUR SLATE THIS TIME WAS A CLEAR SIGN THAT WE MUST STAND UP FOR AN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR ALL OF US IN MANITOBA. A STRONG EDUCATION SYSTEM ISN’T JUST ABOUT PREPARING PEOPLE FOR JOBS, THOUGH IT DOES THAT. AN EDUCATION SYSTEM IS ENSURING THAT EVERY SINGLE KID IN MANITOBA HAS A FIGHTING CHANCE, INCLUDING THOSE EXCEPTIONAL KIDS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS. WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM ALL A FIGHTING CHANCE IN OUR PROVINCE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND I’M VERY PROUD TO SAY THAT WE’VE GOT A NEW M.L.A. FROM WOLSELEY WHO IS JOINING US. AND I’M GRATEFUL TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE TO REPRESENT FORT ROUGE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND WHAT I TAKE — WHAT I TAKE FROM THOSE RESULTS AND THE RESULTS ACROSS THE PROVINCE, IS THAT MANITOBANS WANT US TO BE STRONG WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE JUSTICE. MANITOBANS WANT US TO SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS. MANITOBANS WANT US TO SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE. AND SO WE WILL TAKE THAT ASK WITH HONOUR. WE WILL CARRY IT FORWARD. AND SO WE WILL BE THERE WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE WALKING OUT OF THEIR CLASSES ON SEPTEMBER 27, FOR THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] YOU ARE CALLING ON US TO ACT AND WE WILL LISTEN. OUR NEW TEAM, A VERY FRESH, EXCITING TEAM — BY THE WAY, OUR NEW TEAM IS GOING TO HAVE TWICE AS MANY NEW M.L.A.s AS THERE WILL BE VETERANS ON THE TEAM. SO A LOT OF NEW ENERGY, A LOT OF FRESH BLOOD, BUT ALSO A STRONG TIE TO THE PAST. AND SO WE ARE GOING TO STAND UP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE GOING TO STAND UP FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. AND WE’RE GOING TO STAND UP FOR A MANITOBA THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] SO I WANT TO THANK MY FAMILY, MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE LISA, THE BOYS — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] — MY SIBLINGS, IN-LAWS, EVERYBODY. I’VE BEEN REALLY BLOWN AWAY. YOU GUYS HAVE REALLY SACRIFICED TO BE ABLE TO ALLOW ME TO RUN THIS CAMPAIGN. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU LITERALLY, SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. OR AS WE SAY BACK HOME, MIIGWECH. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] SO IT’S WITH GREAT HUMILITY THAT WE ACCEPT THE RESULTS TONIGHT. NOT BECAUSE WE FEEL ANY KIND OF WAY ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION, BUT WE ACCEPT THIS WITH HUMILITY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF MANITOBA HAVE GIVEN US AN AWESOME JOB. THEY HAVE MADE US THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. THEY SOUGHT FIT TO GIVE US INCREASED SEAT COUNT IN THE LEGISLATURE. AND THEY HAVE SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO MANITOBANS THAT THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE PROGRESSIVE VOICE HERE IN MANITOBA. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] SO WE ACCEPT THAT WITH HONOUR. WE ACCEPT THAT WITH GRACE. AND WE ACCEPT THAT WITH GREAT HUMILITY. BECAUSE OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, WE’RE GOING TO WORK HARD, EACH AND EVERY DAY. WE’RE GOING TO KEEP KNOCKING ON DOORS. WE’RE GOING TO KEEP SHOWING UP FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY EVENTS. AND FOUR YEARS FROM NOW, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE MANITOBA BACK AND FORM A NEW DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THANK YOU! MERCI BEAUCOUP AND MIIGWECH. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Janet: NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER WAB KINEW IN A JUBILANT SPEECH, EVEN THOUGH THEY GAINED HALF AS MANY SEATS.>>THEY BOUGHT THEM OUT WITH 14 SEATS IN THE LAST ELECTION. HE SAID HE’S GOT TWICE AS MANY NEW PEOPLE IN THE CAUCUS AS VETERANS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD QUALITY SPEECH. HE’S TAKEN THE HIGH ROAD DURING MUCH OF OF THE CAMPAIGN ON THE ATTACKS ON HIM. HE HAD A GENTLE JAB AT THE PREMIER, SAYING IT WAS A LOCAL CALL, WHEN HE CALLED TO CONGRATULATE THE PREMIER.>>A JAB AT THE COSTA RICA WITH THE PREMIER.>>IT WAS THAT SPEECH THAT VOLUNTEERS LIKE TO HEAR AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN.>>Janet: VERY, VERY HAPPY INDEED. WAB KINEW SAYING THAT THEY ARE REBUILDING. THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE THERE FOR MANITOBANS AND THEY PLAN TO TAKE BACK GOVERNMENT. HOW ARE THEY DOING AT REBUILDING NOW, LOOKING LIKE A GOVERNMENT IN WAITING?>>I THINK ONE THING, THEY SOLIDIFIED THEIR SUPPORT ACROSS THE NORTH AS WE SAW MARJORIE’S MAP. IT’S A STRONG NORTHERN MAP FOR THE N.D.P. SO THAT NORTHERN PILLAR IS BACK UNDER THEIR WINGS. THEY’VE TAKEN BACK SOME OF THE SEATS IN WINNIPEG, INCLUDING ST. JAMES. LOOKS LIKE ST. VITAL. TRANSCONA. SO THEY’VE TAKEN BACK SOME OF THEIR KEY PLACES FROM THE LAST ELECTION. SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY. AND THEY’VE ALSO HELD OF THE LIBERALS. THE LIBERALS HAVE BEEN KEPT TO THREE SEATS. AND THE GREENS HAVE NOT CHIPPED AWAY AT THE N.D.P. SUPPORT AT THE LEVEL THEY WERE HOPING. JANET, WE HAD THE CENTRE LEFT IN THE CAMPAIGN FRAGMENTED ACROSS THREE PARTIES, TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT THE N.D.P. SHOULD FEEL HAPPY ABOUT HOW THEY CAME OUT TONIGHT.>>Janet: THEY TALKED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE THERE, STRONG APPEAL TO A PARTY THAT APPEALS TO YOUNG VOTERS, SAYING THEY’LL JOIN IN STUDENT STRIKES FOR CLIMATE ACTION.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Janet: WAB KINEW SAID HE CALLED THE PREMIER, BRIAN PALLISTER, TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS VICTORY AND THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, I OFFER SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIAN PALLISTER ON HIS RE-ELECTION TO MANITOBA.>>THE DAY BEFORE THE HE DROPS THE WRIT.>>Janet: LET’S GO TO THE POLITICAL INSIDERS AND GET REACTION TO WAB KINEW’S SPEECH.>>I WANT TO ASK ERIN SELBY WHAT YOU WERE FEELING. I DETECTED YOU WERE EMOTIONAL.>>I WAS FEELING REALLY PROUD. WHEN THIS ELECTION WAS CALLED, I THINK THE CONSERVATIVES WERE EXPECTING US TO LOSE SEAT. THE DECK WAS STACKED AGAINST US AND WAB TURNED IT AROUND, WE GAINED, GOT MOMENTUM. HE SHOULD FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE ELECTION.>>Marcy: HOW DO YOU ARTICULATE TO MANITOBANS WHAT THIS PARTY IS? THIS IS NOT THE N.D.P. YOU WERE PART OF. THIS IS NEW M.L.A.s COMING, NEW LEADER, NEW VISION. HOWEVER HE SAID WITH A NOD TO HISTORY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>I THINK WE’RE THE SAME N.D.P. WE LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND WE PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE ALWAYS DONE. WE WANT EVERYONE IN MANITOBA TO GET AN EQUAL CHANCE. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE ALWAYS WORKED TOWARD. SURE, WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW FACES, THAT IS EXCITING TO SEE, BUT STILL THE SAME BELIEF AND COMMITMENT TO MANITOBA FAMILIES.>>KELVIN GOERTZEN, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT HOW WE ALL COME TOGETHER. WHEN LOOKING DOWN THE PANEL, YOUR PARTY OBVIOUSLY IN WITH A BIG MAJORITY TONIGHT, PROJECTED MAJORITY TONIGHT. BUT HOW DO WE ALL COME TOGETHER? EVERYBODY’S GOAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT IS TO REPRESENT ALL MANITOBANS. HOW DO YOU BRIDGE THOSE DIVIDES WHEN YOU SEE A MAP, JUST BY COLOUR, MORE ORANGE IN THE NORTH, BLUE IN THE SOUTH AND WINNIPEG BATTLING IT OUT.>>I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, I MEAN WE’RE STILL A PARTY WITH THE SECOND LARGEST MAJORITY WE’VE HAD AS A POLITICAL PARTY. WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT SEATS IN WINNIPEG. CERTAINLY IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA, EAST AND WEST AND ALSO IN THE NORTHWEST ANGLE AS WELL. SO WE HAVE SEATS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE. WE’RE THE ONLY PROVINCE OR PARTY THAT IS REPRESENTING EVERY PART OF MANITOBA. SO I THINK WE’RE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO DO THAT AND WE’LL DO AS WE’VE DONE IN THE LAST TERM, TRY TO REPRESENT EVERYBODY FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF MANITOBANS ARE. WE HAVE SEATS IN EVERY PART OF THE PROVINCE.>>Marcy: BUT BOTH OF YOU, IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE BEST INTEREST OF WHICH MANITOBANS? IT DOES SEEM LIKE WE’VE HEARD FROM SOMEONE PASSIONATE IN THE CAFE TONIGHT, NOT FEELING REPRESENTED BY YOUR PARTY. OBVIOUSLY THE VOTES WOULD SUGGEST THERE IS A RESOUNDING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO FEEL REPRESENTED BY THE PARTY. WHAT IS AHEAD FOR THE PARTIES?>>WELL, SURE. OBVIOUSLY ELECTIONS ARE EMOTIONAL AND PEOPLE PUT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT, NOT JUST LEADERS, BUT VOLUNTEERS. THEY TRY TO GET THEIR CANDIDATES OR PARTIES ELECTED. I UNDERSTAND THE EMOTION OF ELECTION NIGHT. I’VE BEEN ON THE LOSING END OF GOVERNMENTS MORE OFTEN THAN THE WINNING END.>>LET’S KEEP THAT TREND.>>IT’S GOING TO THE OTHER WAY.>>OKAY WITH US.>>FIVE MORE ELECTIONS, YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH ALL THE SEATS WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO REACH INTO EVERY PART OF MANITOBA. BUT THAT TAKES WORK AND IT’S HARD WORK AND OUR LEADER DEMONSTRATED DURING THIS ELECTION HE IS GOING TO DO THAT. ONLY LEADER TO GO TO 57 RIDINGS AND VISIT THE PEOPLE. THAT SPEAKS WELL.>>WHAT I’M HEARING FROM MY LEARNED MEMBER TO THE SIDE HERE, YOU KNOW FROM KELVIN, IT’S FASCINATING BECAUSE THE MOVIE DOESN’T MATCH THE SOUND. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BRIDGING ALL COMMUNITIES AND ENTIRE PROVINCE, YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER AND LOOK AT THE POLICIES THAT WERE ADOPTED OVER HERE. WE INCREASED THE MAXIMUM DONATED AMOUNT TO 5,000, BENEFITTING WHO? WE SNAPPED AN ELECTION 14 MONTHS AHEAD OF WHAT IS IN THE BOOKS, BENEFITTING EXACTLY WHO? AND THEN WE CUT THE PER VOTE SUBSIDY TO PARTIES, BENEFITTING EXACTLY WHO? SO IF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITIES OUT THERE AND TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE ON THE GROUND THAT WANT TO HAVE A VOICE, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT WE’RE PUTTING OUT THERE, DON’T WE? THAT’S THE ISSUE. THE PALLISTER GOVERNMENT REALLY HAS AN ISSUE WITH MATCHING THE SOUND AND THE MOVIE AND MAKING SURE IT COMES TOGETHER. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE’RE SEEING, WHETHER IT’S THREE SEATS OR 18 SEATS, YOU’RE SEEING DISENCHANTED PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT AGREEING WITH WHAT IS GOING ON AND YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.>>Marcy: THERE WAS A SUGGESTION BY CHRIS ADAMS EARLIER TONIGHT, THE RESULTS OF MANITOBA THAT WE’VE SEEN IN THE LAST ELECTION AND HOW THEY MIGHT RELATE TO OTHER THINGS HAPPENING IN OTHER PRAIRIE PROVINCES IN CANADA?>>I LOOK AT THE RESULTS AND HAVING BEEN ON THE SIDE IN 03, 07, 11 NOT WINNING, WE HAVE ALMOST A HISTORIC MAJORITY HERE. WE ARE REPRESENTING EVERY PART OF MANITOBA, IN WINNIPEG, IN THE NORTH, IN RURAL. WE HAVE THE LIBERALS WHO WANT TO GO BACK AND GIVE THE SUBSIDY FOR POLITICAL PARTIES. WE HAVE ERIN TRYING TO SAY THIS HISTORIC LOSS FOR THE N.D.P. IS SOMEHOW A VICTORY. THE LIBERALS HAVE LOST PARTY STATUS. I THINK MANITOBANS HAVE SPOKEN LOUDLY AND GIVEN US A SECOND STRONG MAJORITY. THE SECOND STRONGEST MAJORITY WE’VE EVER HAD –>>LOSING SEATS IS NEVER A WIN.>>THERE IS NOT MANY OTHER WAYS TO GO. I KNOW YOU’RE TRYING TO PAINT THIS IN BEST A LIGHT AS YOU CAN. I WISH YOU WELL WITH THAT.>>Marcy: GO AHEAD.>>THEY LOST SEATS. THERE IS NO WAY TO SPIN THAT AS A WIN WHEN YOU LOSE SEATS. WHAT YOU’RE DOING, WE DON’T AGREE WITH IT.>>SECOND HIGHEST MAJORITY OF A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, I’LL TAKE THAT.>>Marcy: I KNOW THERE ARE SEATS THAT THE TWO PARTIES, THE N.D.P. AND THE P.C. ARE VERY, VERY CLOSE IN. WE’VE BEEN KEEPING OUR EYES ON. EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES, THEY’VE BEEN ASKING US TO CHECK THE RESULT BOARDS. FOR THE RACES JUST REMAINING CLOSE INTO THE EVENING TONIGHT. BACK TO YOU, JANET.>>Janet: MARCY, EXCELLENT POINT. SOUTHDALE HAS BEEN TIGHT. SEEN IT BOUNCE BACK AND FORTH. CURRENTLY WE HAVE A LEAD OF ONLY 10 VOTES. WE HAVE 35 AND 41 POLLS REPORTING AND ONLY 10 VOTES SEPARATING AUDREY GORDON OF THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE AND KAREN MYSHKOWSKY OF THE N.D.P.>>THIS AREA WAS N.D.P. UNDER THE DEWAR ADMINISTRATION AND THE LAST ELECTION IT WENT TO THE P.C.s. 10 VOTES IS VERY TINY. WE’LL BE WATCHING THIS QUITE A WHILE.>>Janet: WE WILL DEFINITELY BE DOING THAT. AND OUR VOTERS STANDING BY IN THE CAFE WILL BE WATCHING IT ALL WITH US. ISMAILA ALFA, WHAT ARE FOLKS SAYING?>>Ismaila: WELL, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LETTING THIS NEWS SINK IN AND WE’LL MOVE OVER TO HERE WITH OUR U OF M CAMPUS CONSERVATIVE DANIEL STOKES. HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>I THINK THE WHOLE ELECTION, I’M PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. WE’VE DEFINITELY LOST SOME STRONG CANDIDATES AND GOOD CANDIDATES, BUT OVERALL, GENERALLY LOOKING AT THE RESULTS RIGHT NOW, I’M PRETTY HAPPY.>>Ismaila: YOU MADE A PREDICTION EARLIER, WHAT WAS THAT PREDICTION FOR THE SEATS FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES?>>I BELIEVE IT WAS 36, YEAH, 36.>>Ismaila: I’M PRETENDING I DON’T KNOW. YOU WERE BANG ON.>>Ismaila: WHY DID YOU FEEL THIS WAS A SITUATION THAT THEY’D LOSE SEATS, BUT STILL HOLD ONTO THE MAJORITY.>>THERE WAS BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR ONE. AND THEN THERE WAS ALSO THE WHOLE HEALTH CARE ASPECT OF THIS ELECTION. HEALTH CARE IS A TOUGH ISSUE TO TOUCH. P.C.s ARE DOING THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOR THE BEST RESULT. AND IT TAKES TIME TO GET THERE. PEOPLE AREN’T ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE HAPPIEST WHILE IT’S HAPPENING, BUT I BELIEVE THAT ONCE YOU SEE THE FINAL RESULTS, THEY’LL BE PLEASED WITH IT.>>Ismaila: THANK YOU SO MUCH, DANIEL. BRIAN O’LEARY HERE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SEVEN OAKS SCHOOL DIVISION. I HAVE TO ASK, THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION IN THE BUILDING AS WELL, I WONDER WHAT, TO YOU, DOES A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, A MAJORITY MEAN MOVING FORWARD FOR EDUCATION?>>THEY MADE A PLEDGE TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS FASTER. SO THREE OF THOSE SCHOOLS ARE DESIGNATED FOR SEVEN OAKS. WE’RE A CROWDED SCHOOL DIVISION SO THAT’S REALLY GOOD NEWS. I THINK PEOPLE ARE NERVOUS ABOUT THE EDUCATION REVIEW. AND SOME OF THE RUMOURS. THEY HAD A REALLY ROBUST CONSULTATION. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE REPORT AND THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE REPORT. IF THE MINISTER IS LISTENING AND I THINK HE MIGHT BE, I WOULD URGE THEM TO GO SLOW WITH AMALGAMATION. THE SAVINGS COME FROM TAKING MONEY — TAKING ALL THE MONEY AND PUTTING IT INTO THE CLASSROOM WHERE IT BENEFITS KIDS, NOT NECESSARILY COMBINING BUREAUCRACIES. I THINK WE NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE COMMUNITY. I HOPE THAT IS REFLECTED IN THE REVIEW, THE RECOMMENDATIONS OR THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THEM, BUT I CONGRATULATE HIM AND HIS GOVERNMENT. THIS IS A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY.>>THAT IS BRIAN O’LEARY, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SEVEN OAKS SCHOOL DIVISION. I’LL MOVE DOWN THE LINE HERE. I’M ALSO JOINED HERE IN THE MANITOBA VOTES CAFE BY JOY AND PAT, WHO ARE BOTH PARENTS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE RECOVERING ADDICT IS PAT’S SON. AND JOY IS THE MOTHER OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS CURRENTLY DEALING WITH ADDICTION. I WONDER WHAT YOUR MESSAGE IS TO THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS IN THIS PROVINCE?>>WELL, I THINK I’M GOING TO GIVE THEM TIME. I’M HOPING TO SEE CHANGE. THINGS NEED TO HAPPEN A LOT QUICKER THAN THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. AND I GUESS THEY’LL HEAR FROM ME. THEY’LL HEAR FROM ME IF I’M NOT HAPPY.>>Ismaila: PAT, WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD FROM HERE WHEN IT COMES TO ADDICTIONS?>>WELL, THIS IS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE BECAUSE UP UNTIL NOW, I DON’T FEEL THAT THEY’VE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT. WE HAVE HAD THE INQUIRIES AND THE TASK FORCE AND NOW IT’S TIME TO PUT THOSE IDEAS INTO ACTION. AND IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN SOONER THAN LATER.>>Ismaila: THANKS SO MUCH. A RANGE OF EMOTIONS HERE IN THE CAFE.>>Janet: THANK YOU. AT THE MOMENT AT N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS, WAB KINEW IS TAKING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS. LET’S LISTEN IN.>>– WE INCREASED OUR SEAT COUNT, WE TOOK OUT A CABINET MINISTER FOR THE CONSERVATIVES. I MEAN THIS WAS A VERY GOOD OUTCOME. A MONTH AGO WE WERE READING COLUMNS HOW WE WERE LUCKY TO HANG ONTO THE SEATS WE HAVE. INSTEAD WE TOOK FROM THE CONSERVATIVES AND SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT WE ARE THE PROGRESSIVE VOICE IN MANITOBA. WE’RE THE TEAM THAT IS GOING TO STAND UP FOR HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT. AND I THINK ALL THE CANDIDATES, FRESH M.L.A.s ARE COMING IN AND THAT EXCITEMENT IS CONTAGIOUS.>>Reporter: HOW LONG WILL YOU STAND ON AS LEADER?>>I INTEND TO FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT. SO THAT’S ANYBODY’S GUESS.>>WE’RE GOING TO OUTWORK THE CONSERVATIVES OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. THEY’RE TIRED ALREADY. THEY’RE OUT OF IDEAS ALREADY. AND WE’VE GOT A NEW TEAM THAT IS FULL OF ENERGY, PASSION AND PROGRESSIVE IDEAS TO TAKE MANITOBA IN A GOOD DIRECTION.>>Reporter: WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT TONIGHT?>>I FEEL GREAT. I FEEL REALLY GOOD.>>Reporter: WHAT IS THE RESULT — [INAUDIBLE]>>I FEEL AMAZING. YOU CAN KEEP ASKING, I’M GOING TO KEEP SMILING AND TELL YOU, THIS IS A GREAT OUTCOME.>>DID YOU GET THE NUMBER OF SEATS YOU WANTED?>>YES, WE EXCEEDED.>>WHAT WAS THE NUMBER YOU WANT?>>WE HAD A GOOD OUTCOME.>>– LEADERSHIP AS IT HAS BEEN ABOUT THE PAST AND QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER. WAS THERE A NUMBER IN YOUR OWN MIND YOU KNEW YOU HAD TO HIT SO NO ONE IN YOUR PARTY WOULD QUESTION YOUR FUTURE AS LEADER?>>THE ATTACKS THAT THE CONSERVATIVES LAUNCHED AGAINST ME — >>Janet: THERE IS WAB KINEW ANSWERING A QUESTION ON HIS LEADERSHIP. BUT WE’RE ALSO WATCHING SIMULTANEOUSLY, BRIAN PALLISTER AND HIS WIFE ESTER WALKING INTO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE HEADQUARTERS TONIGHT. THEY’RE CELEBRATING AT CANAD INNS PARK. WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN GET — NOPE, HE’S NOT GETTING ANSWERS. PALLISTER IS GIVING KISSES INSTEAD. SAYING HELLO AND THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED SUPPORT HIM THROUGH THIS HARD-FOUGHT ELECTION. A SECOND MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR BRIAN PALLISTER AND HIS PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES. SORRY, CHRIS ADAMS?>>HE MUST FEEL PLEASED WITH 34 SEATS AS WE SEE ON THE BOARD. A STRONG SHOWING. HIS WIFE ESTER, A STRONG SUPPORTER OF HIS CAMPAIGNING. MANY PARTS OF HIS POLITICAL CAREER, YOU SEE THEM ALL ON THE STAGE.>>Janet: LET’S LISTEN AS HE GIVES ANOTHER CONGRATULATORY HUG AND KISS. LISTEN IN.>>WOW.>>FOUR MORE YEARS! [CHANTING FOUR MORE YEARS] >>HEY. THANK YOU, MANITOBA. THANK YOU, MANITOBA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] AS IN EVERY ELECTION, MANITOBANS HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE A DECISION. THEY MADE A CHOICE. [Speaking French] NOT BACKWARDS. FORWARD. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] FORWARD. FORWARD TO BALANCE BUDGETS. FORWARD TO BETTER CARE. AND SOONER. FORWARD TO NEW SCHOOLS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. FORWARD TO A STRONGER ECONOMY FOR ALL OF US. AND FORWARD TO MORE AFFORDABILITY FOR FAMILIES WITH LOWER TAXES AND MORE MONEY RIGHT ON THE KITCHEN TABLES OF MANITOBA FAMILIES. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THANKS ARE IN ORDER. I WANT TO SAY FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO WE FACE OUR CHALLENGES TOGETHER. TONIGHT, THEY SAY THEY APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT WE FIXED THE FINANCES AND WE’RE REPAIRING THE SERVICES AND WE’RE REBUILDING THE ECONOMY OF OUR PROVINCE. [APPLAUSE] THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT MANITOBA IS NOW CANADA’S MOST IMPROVED PROVINCE. WE ARE THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE. WE ARE THE CENTRE OF CANADA. WE ARE NO LONGER CANADA’S BEST KEPT SECRET. AND NEXT YEAR WHEN WE UNITE TO CELEBRATE OUR 150TH BIRTHDAY IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED COUNTRY ON THE THE FACE OF THE EARTH, OUR CANADA, WE WILL COME TOGETHER NEXT YEAR. AND WE WILL COME TOGETHER TO HONOUR OUR PAST. BUT I ASSURE YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT WE WILL ALSO COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE FUTURE OF MANITOBA. [APPLAUSE] MANITOBANS WORKED WITH US, ALL HANDS ON DECK. MANITOBANS HAVE REPAIRED MANITOBA’S FOUNDATION AND NOW MANITOBANS AND WE WILL JOIN WITH THEM IN THIS, WILL REDEDICATE THEMSELVES AS WE WILL REDEDICATE OURSELVES, TO BUILDING ON THAT RENEWED AND STRENGTHENED FOUNDATION. TO BUILD THE MANITOBA OF OUR DREAMS. TO BUILD THE HOME OF HOPE, RIGHT HERE IN MANITOBA. TO BUILD THE PLACE WHERE TRULY CANADA’S HEART BEATS. MANITOBA, UNITED, NEVER BACKWARD, LIKE THE MANITOBA BISON, ALWAYS FORWARD. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THE SKY USED TO BE DARK, BUT THE CLOUDS WILL LIFT. PERHAPS NOT TOMORROW OR THE DAY AFTER, BUT THEY WILL LIFT. AND THERE WILL BE A NEW DAY. AND IT WILL BE A BRIGHTER DAY. AND IT WILL BE UNDER A BLUE SKY. AND I SAY TO YOU, BECAUSE OF YOUR DEDICATION, AND BECAUSE OF THE VALUES THAT MANITOBANS DEMONSTRATED TODAY IN CHOOSING FORWARD, THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN TODAY IN MANITOBA IS GOING TO BE TOMORROW IN MANITOBA. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Janet: MANITOBA PREMIER BRIAN PALLISTER RE-ELECTED TO A SECOND MAJORITY GOVERNMENT TONIGHT BY MANITOBA VOTERS. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A MESS TO CLEAN UP AT CANAD INNS POLO PARK, BECAUSE THEY JUST SET OFF THE STREAMERS. THEY’RE CELEBRATING.>>THIS IS THE SAME LOCATION WHERE WAB KINEW WAS ELECTED LEADER OF THE N.D.P. WHEN HE RAN AGAINST.>>IT’S A POPULAR SPOT. CENTRAL IN WINNIPEG.>>THAT’S RIGHT. LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A BIG CONVENTION GATHERING. THIS IS QUITE A VICTORY FOR BRIAN PALLISTER. HIS SECOND TERM. 35 SEATS AS WE SEE ON THE BOARD. HE SOLIDIFIED MUCH OF WINNIPEG. IF YOU THINK EIGHT YEARS AGO, TEN YEARS AGO PEOPLE WERE TALKING TO FORTRESS WINNIPEG THAT THE P.C.s WEREN’T ABLE TO PENETRATE INTO THE WINNIPEG. SO THEY’VE FOUND A FORMULA TO WIN ACROSS WINNIPEG AND RURAL SOUTH OF MANITOBA.>>Janet: LAST TIME THEY TOOK 40 SEATS. TONIGHT, ONLY 35 IF THE NUMBERS STAY AS THEY’RE SITTING RIGHT NOW. HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THAT HIGH A NUMBER IN A SECOND MAJORITY GOVERNMENT?>>IF WE REMEMBER, IT’S 29 TO HAVE A MAJORITY, SO THAT GIVES THEM A COMFORTABLE SIX SEATS IN THE ASSEMBLY. HE HAS A GOOD CUSHION. THIS IS A GOOD NUMBER FOR THE P.C.s. AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK IT’S A GOOD NUMBER FOR THE N.D.P. THEY’VE BUILT UP, INCREASED BY FIVE SEATS FROM THE LAST ELECTION. IT SOLIDIFIES WAB KINEW’S LEADERSHIP. AND THEN IF YOU LOOK AT THE LIBERALS, I THINK THEY’RE WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE. SO I THIS IS A STAND PAT ELECTION. THERE ARE NUMBER OF CONSTITUENCIES THAT HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM THE P.C.s, ST. JAMES, ST. VITAL AND TRANSCONA. WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING FOR SOUTHDALE, THAT WILL BE A NAIL-BITER FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS, BUT IT’S A VERY GOOD NIGHT FOR BRIAN PALLISTER.>>Janet: INTERESTING TO SEE THE FIVE SEATS CHANGES. THE FIVE SEATS STOLEN DIRECTLY FROM THE CONSERVATIVES GOING TO THE NEW DEMOCRATS. AGAIN, WE’RE AT TWO PARTY PROVINCE. IT IS THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES IN MANITOBA. LET’S LISTEN IN TO HEAR WHAT MR. PALLISTER HAS TO SAY TO REPORTERS.>>… OBVIOUSLY, WE CAPTURED OVER THE LAST TWO ELECTIONS MORE SEATS THAN ANY BACK-TO-BACK GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA. THAT IS A MONUMENTAL HONOUR AND IT CARRIES WITH IT MONUMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.>>Reporter: DO YOU TAKE ANY SORT OF REBUKE MIGHT BE — THE FACT THAT YOU LOST SEATS, DO YOU TAKE A MESSAGE FROM THAT, FROM VOTERS?>>WELL, I THINK WE NEED TO LISTEN BETTER. I THINK WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE BETTER WHAT WE’RE DOING AND WHY. I THINK THAT COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE IS ONE WE HAVE TO ADDRESS, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THERE IS CHANGE, FOR EXAMPLE IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT AFFECTS FRONTLINE WORKERS. IT’S BEGINNING TO WORK, BUT IT’S NOT EASY ON EVERYONE AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. AND I THINK WE NEED TO DO — NEED TO IMPROVE IN TERMS OF STRATEGIES IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATING WITH FRONTLINE WORKERS WHAT IS GOING ON, WHY IT’S GOING ON AND HOW IT WILL WORK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN ADVANCE IF WE CAN. I ACCEPT THAT. BUT I ALSO THINK IT WOULD BE WRONG TO SUGGEST THAT GETTING CLOSE TO HALF OF THE POPULAR SUPPORT IN BACK-TO-BACK ELECTIONS WAS ANYTHING RESEMBLING A REBUKE.>>Reporter: LOST A CABINET MINISTER?>>THAT’S CORRECT. AND THAT SADDENS ME. COLLEEN MAYER DID A TREMENDOUS JOB AND WORKED VERY DILIGENTLY. NEVER HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE LOSE THEIR SEATS THAT ARE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.>>Reporter: HEALTH CARE WAS THE BIG — PROBABLY THE BIGGEST THING YOU TACKLED OTHER THAN THE DEFICIT. IS EDUCATION NEXT? YOU’RE PROMISING TO PHASE OUT EDUCATION TAXES, IS EDUCATION THE NEXT BIG THING YOU WILL OVERHAUL THIS TERM?>>WELL, WE’VE ALREADY EMBARKED ON THE K TO 12 REVIEW THAT IS HISTORIC. THAT’S OVER HALF A CENTURY SINCE THE LAST MAJOR REVIEW. SO IT’S CLEAR THAT MANITOBANS WANT TO SEE BETTER OUTCOMES FROM OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM. JUST AS WITH HEALTH CARE, I THINK STANDING PAT OR GOING BACKWARDS IS HARDLY THE ANSWER. MANITOBA CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER THAN 10TH OUT OF 10 IN ALL COMPARABLE MEASUREMENTS IN OUTCOMES. REVIEW IS UNDER WAY AND WE’LL PROCEED. AS I SAID EARLIER, THOUGH, THE CONSULTATION PROCESS DEMONSTRATES — WE HAD 10,000 MANITOBANS PARTICIPATE SO FAR IN THE PLANNING PHASES OF THIS REVIEW, SO WE’RE DEDICATED TO DOING A BETTER JOB OF COMMUNICATING AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS. THE EDUCATION SYSTEM DOESN’T BELONG TO GOVERNMENT, IT BELONGS TO FAMILY, CHILDREN, AND PARENTS.>>THE EMERGENCY ROOM REFORM IN WINNIPEG IS PROCEEDING AS IT HAS IN EVERY OTHER CENTRE AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH POSITIVE RESULTS BEING DEMONSTRATED ELSEWHERE. THE N.D.P. CHOSE TO RUN A CAMPAIGN OF FEAR SAYING THAT HEALTH CARE WAS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET AND PEOPLE DIDN’T BUY THAT. THEY SHOULDN’T BUY IT BECAUSE THEY WANT SHORTER WAIT TIMES. WE’VE COMMITTED TO THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN THE PROVINCE IN HEALTH CARE AND OUR PLATFORM. WE MADE SERIOUS COMMITMENTS AND SEVERAL FILES, ONE OF THOSE BEING OBVIOUSLY HEALTH CARE, WHERE WE’VE COMMITTED TO INVESTING A BETTER $2 MILLION. BETTER HEALTH CARE IS WHAT EVERYONE WANTS AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO MAKE THE INVESTMENTS TO MAKE SURE OUTCOMES IMPROVE.>>Reporter: WILL YOU BE CAMPAIGNING WITH ANDREW SCHEER?>>I JUST TALKED TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND I RECEIVED CONGRATULATIONS FROM HIM. AND I CONTINUE TO SEE GOOD RESULTS FROM OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE P.M. AND THE FEDERAL LIBERALS, BUT I ALSO SEE AREAS OF PUBLIC POLICY WHERE I’D LIKE TO SEE MANITOBA RESPECTED A LITTLE MORE THAN HAS BEEN THE CASE UP UNTIL NOW. WE’RE NOT AN INCREASE-TAXES PARTY, AS YOU KNOW. WE WANT TO SEE MORE MONEY ON THE KITCHEN TABLES OF MANITOBA FAMILIES, SENIORS BETTER PROTECTED. AND WE HAVE A MADE-IN-MANITOBA GREEN PLAN WE’VE DEVELOPED AND WE’LL BE ACTING ON. CLEAN GREEN FUELS. MORE INVESTMENT IN HYDRO THAT MAKE SENSE AS OPPOSED TO WHAT THE N.D.P. DID WITH HYDRO. OUR GREEN COMMITMENTS ARE REAL AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO MAKE THOSE, BUT WE DON’T AGREE WITH THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX STRATEGY. WE DON’T SEE IT WORKING EFFECTIVELY TO CLEAN UP YOUR ENVIRONMENT, SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO AGREE ON THINGS OF — WITH EACH PARTY WHEN WE SEE A MANITOBA POSITION ARTICULATED BY THEM. WHEN WE SEE SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE BEST INTEREST OF MANITOBA, WE’LL OPPOSE IT.>>YES, OR NO, WILL YOU CAMPAIGN FOR SCHEER?>>AS I SAID, EACH PARTY HAS POLICY POSITIONS, SOME OF THEM WE LIKE, AND SOME WE DON’T. ON THE CARBON ISSUE WE AGREE WITH MR. SCHEER THAN MR. TRUDEAU ON THAT ONE.>>Reporter: COULD YOU SAY IT IN FRENCH?>>OH, BOY, [Speaking French]>>IT’S HUMBLING. [Speaking French]>>THANK YOU. THANKS, GUYS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Janet: BRIAN PALLISTER, MANITOBA’S PREMIER. NOT PREMIER-ELECT. WE CAN CALL HIM PREMIER AGAIN. HE WAS AT DISSOLUTION. HE IS ONCE AGAIN BECAUSE MANITOBA VOTERS HAVE HANDED HIM A SECOND MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. BUT HOW MANY MANITOBANS MADE THE TREK OUT TO VOTE TODAY? LET’S GO TO MARJORIE DOWHOS FOR A QUICK LOOK AT VOTER TURNOUT.>>Marjorie: HERE’S A LOOK RIGHT NOW AT PRETTY MUCH WHAT IS THE COMPLETE PICTURE, BUT A NUMBER THAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, AS YOU MENTIONED, IS TOTAL VOTE. THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY TELLING. SO THERE ARE STILL POLLS TO REPORT, BUT MOST OF THEM HAVE. 78% OF THEM REPORTING. THE P.C.s HAVE 185,000 TOTAL VOTES. OVER 185,000. THE N.D.P. AT 117,000 VOTES. SO FAR, A TOTAL OVER 380,000. NOW I WANT TO COMPARE THIS TO 2016. THE P.C.s WON WITH OVER 230,000 VOTES. SO YOU CAN SEE, THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2016 AND 2019. THE N.D.P., IN COMPARISON, HAD 112,000 VOTES. AGAIN, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO CHANGE A LITTLE BIT SLIGHTLY. SO THE TURNOUT RIGHT NOW IS 51.2% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS. THAT IS ONE OF THE LOWEST VOTER TURNOUTS IN CURRENT MANITOBA POLITICAL HISTORY. THAT NUMBER MIGHT CHANGE SLIGHTLY, BUT IT IS LOOKING LIKE A LOW TURNOUT THIS TIME AROUND.>>Janet: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MARJORIE DOWHOS. WE HAVE TIGHT RACES WE’RE FOLLOWING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOUTHDALE AND McPHILLIPS. IT’S FLIPPED AGAIN. KAREN MYSHKOWSKY IS NOW LEADING BY 28 VOTES OVER AUDREY GORDON, THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE. N.D.P. LEADING BY 28 VOTES.>>THAT WHY WE SEE THE BOARD AT THE BOTTOM, DOWN TO 19, UP TO 20, IT’S A SEE SAW.>>Janet: THIS IS A GREAT LESSON FOR ANYONE WHO SAYS MY VOTE DOESN’T MATTER. CLEARLY IT DOES. IN McPHILLIPS, SHANNON MARTIN IS LEADING BY 70 VOTES.>>HE MOVED RIDINGS IN THIS ELECTION, FROM A RURAL RIDING THAT WAS REZONED AND THEN WAS BROUGHT, HE CAME INTO McPHILLIPS WHICH IS A NEW RIDING FOR THIS ELECTION. IT WAS A GAMBLE ON HIS PART AND HE’S JUST BARELY HOLDING OFF THE N.D.P. BY 70 VOTES.>>Janet: STILL SIX POLLS LEFT TO REPORT IN McFILMS. THAT IS — McPHILLIPS. WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE VOTERS TURNOUT, ABOUT THE CLOSE RACES. WHAT ARE THE POLITICAL INSIDERS HAVE TO SAY?>>Marcy: LET’S START WITH ONE OF THE CLOSEST RACES, WHICH IS SOUTHDALE. I KNOW OUR PANEL HAS BEEN WATCHING ALL NIGHT. FORMER M.L.A. FOR THERE, ERIN SELBY IS ON THE PANEL. THERE IS THREE POLLS TO REPORT. YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY ABOUT THE AREAS. YOU SAID IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY ARE. SO WHAT COULD HAPPEN HERE?>>THOSE THREE POLLS ARE IN WINDSOR PARK, I WOULD THINK IT’S GOING TO TIP OUR WAY. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER POLLS IN PARTS OF SOUTHDALE THAT COULD BE CLOSER TOWARD A CONSERVATIVE, BUT I THINK EITHER WAY, WE’RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT A RECOUNT AT THINK POINT.>>Marcy: I’M GOING TO GET YOU TO REACT TO THE LOW VOTER TURNOUT. ONE OF THE WORST TURNOUTS IN MODERN HISTORY. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?>>I THINK WE’VE SEEN FEDERALLY AND PROVINCIALLY, THE TURNOUT WHETHER IT’S FEDERAL ELECTION OR PROVINCIAL ELECTION, IT’S GOING DOWN HISTORICALLY. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT CHANGE THAT IN CERTAIN ELECTIONS, BUT THE TREND LINE HAS BEEN GOING DOWN. ALL OF US AS ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT. IT’S NOT ONE ELECTION. IT’S A SERIES OF ELECTIONS.>>Marcy: WHAT CONCERNS YOU ABOUT THAT?>>IT CONCERNS ME, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WE DO AS POLITICAL PEOPLE. THIS IS SO MEANINGFUL TO US, WE SOMETIMES HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING WHY IT’S NOT MEANINGFUL TO OTHER PEOPLE TO VOTE. ULTIMATELY, IT IS ABOUT YOUR FREEDOMS, IT IS ABOUT THE ABILITY TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD. ALL OF US ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.>>Marcy: I WANT TO GO DOWN THE LINE AND THEN GET REACTION TO BRIAN PALLISTER’S SPEECH. ERIN SELBY, YOUR CONCERN ABOUT VEERT TURNOUT? IS THERE A DISCONNECT?>>IT’S DISAPPOINTING WHEN WE SEE THAT CERTAINLY. WE HAVE TO ASK QUESTIONS, AS KELVIN WAS SAYING, WHY ARE PEOPLE NOT LISTENING? WHY ARE THEY NOT RECOGNIZING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND WHAT A GIFT IT IS TO VOTE?>>Marcy: THE THOUGHT FOR YOU, SINCE TONIGHT YOU’RE HOPING FOR A GREATER RESULT?>>THE ROLE OF THIS LIES WITH THE GOVERNMENT. SO THE QUESTION REALLY COMES BACK DOWN TO WHY WAS THE ELECTION SNAPPED? WHY ARE WE NOT LOOKING OUT FOR VOTES? AND THIS MOVIE DOESN’T MATCH THE SOUND. IF THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT VOTER TURNOUT, WHY AREN’T THEY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT?>>Marcy: YOU THINK THE THREE YEARS AFFECTED TURNOUT. WE DID SEE BRIAN PALLISTER, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND HIM ON THE MAJORITY. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HISTORY BEING MADE IN TERMS OF TWO LARGE MAJORITIES BACK-TO-BACK. A LOT OF ARTICULATION FROM YOUR PARTY AND HIM AROUND EFFICIENCIES, AROUND PLANS TO CHANGE THINGS, AND SYSTEMS IN MANITOBA. BUT HOW DO YOU ARTICULATE TO MANITOBANS TONIGHT WHAT YOUR VISION IS, WHO WE ARE AS A PROVINCE AND WHERE WE’RE GOING UNDER YOUR GOVERNMENT?>>ULTIMATELY WE WANT MANITOBA TO BE NOT ONLY THE MOST IMPROVED PROVINCE, BUT ONE OF THE BEST PROVINCES IN CANADA. WHETHER THAT IS HEALTH CARE OR EDUCATION. AND WE WEREN’T SEEING THAT FOR 15 YEARS. THERE IS NO QUESTION WHEN YOU TAKE ON BIG SYSTEMS AND HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION, THOSE ARE LARGE SYSTEMS. IMPORTANT TO EVERYBODY. ALL OF US HAVE A STAKE IN HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. THOSE ARE NOT EASY SYSTEMS TO CHANGE.>>YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEMS, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE. IT’S PEOPLE.>>THIS IS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WAS PART OF IT WHEN THE WAIT TIMES WERE GOING UP AND BECAME THE WORST IN CANADA. I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND CLEARLY HOW THAT CAN BE DIFFICULT. SO WE NEED TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES TO IMPROVE THAT BECAUSE WITHIN THE SYSTEM ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE WAITING AND WAITING TENS OF HOURS EACH AND EVERY TIME THEY GO TO THE ROOMS.>>WE STILL HAVE THE BACK-AND-FORTH DISCOURSE HAPPENING ON THIS PANEL. WHICH IS ONLY GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY. JANET AND CHRIS?>>Janet: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARCY MARKUSA. WE’RE WRAPPING UP OUR COVERAGE TONIGHT. LET’S GO TO OUR REPORTERS WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE PARTIES. LET’S CHECK IN WITH AUSTIN GRABISH FROM NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS DOWNTOWN. AUSTIN?>>Reporter: JANET, PEOPLE BEHIND ME HAVE STARTED TO DANCE. THEY’RE CELEBRATING THE N.D.P.’S WINS TONIGHT EVEN THOUGH THEY DIDN’T GET TO FORM GOVERNMENT. THIS IS A VERY GOOD NIGHT FOR THIS PARTY. TWO BLACK CANDIDATES ELECTED INTO THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. THAT IS HISTORY RIGHT THERE. I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO WAB KINEW AFTER HE GAVE HIS SPEECH. AND I DID ASK HIM HOW LONG HE WOULD STAY ON AS LEADER. AND HE TOLD ME HE PLANS TO FORM GOVERNMENT NEXT PROVINCIAL ELECTION WHEN THAT COMES AROUND. SO IT IS VERY MUCH A CELEBRATION HERE TONIGHT AT N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS. JANET?>>Janet: AUSTIN GRABISH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK TONIGHT. NOW TO MARINA VON STACKELBERG STANDING BY AT GREEN PARTY HEADQUARTERS. MARINA?>>Reporter: WELL, NOT THE NIGHT THAT THE GREENS WERE HOPING FOR TONIGHT. FAILING TO GET A SEAT IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATURE. I JUST SPOKE WITH PARTY LEADER JAMES BEDDOME, HE SAYS THAT HE IS LOOKING TOWARD THE FEDERAL ELECTION, PLANNING TO START CAMPAIGNING FOR THE GREENS TOMORROW IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION. SOMETHING THAT HE SAYS HE’S PREPARED TO DO. WE ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD STAY ON AND LEADER OF THE MANITOBA GREENS, HE SAID HE WOULD AS LONG AS THEY HAVE HIM.>>Janet: MARINA VON STACKELBERG THANK YOU SO MUCH. ALANA COLE IS STANDING BY IN LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS.>>THIS HAS TO BE A DISAPPOINTING NIGHT FOR THE LIBERALS HEADING INTO THIS ELECTION, THEY HELD FOUR SEATS. THEY NEEDED TO WIN THAT MANY SEATS TONIGHT TO MAINTAIN OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. AS THINGS SIT, THAT STATUS IS IN JEOPARDY. DOUGALD LAMONT, THE LIBERAL LEADER DID WIN HIS SEAT IN ST. BONIFACE. WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE CROWD, HE REMAINED POSITIVE. HE THANKED EVERYBODY FOR THEIR HARD WORK. HE SAID PEOPLE RAN A CAMPAIGN THEY CAN BE PROUD OF. AND HE SAYS THEY’LL CONTINUE TO BUILD THE PARTY.>>Janet: ALANA COLE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WORK. AND WE NEED TO THANK BARTLEY KIVES. HE’S AT THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE HEADQUARTERS.>>THIS WAS A RESULT THAT WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT P.C. SUPPORTERS EXPECTED, MY NEWS THE DEFEAT OF THE CABINET MINISTER, COLLEEN MAYER. THE SPEECH WAS THE SHORTEST I’VE HEARD AND GAVE NO FURTHER DIRECTION. IN A SCRUM WITH REPORTERS, HE REPEATED SOME OF THE THINGS HE’S TALKING ABOUT DOING WITH EDUCATION. HE WAS ASKED IS HE GOING TO CAMPAIGN FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA AND ANDREW SCHEER? HE SAID THERE IS SOME THINGS HE AGREES WITH. HE WAS ASKED AGAIN, WHILE YOU CAMPAIGN FOR SCHEER? HE DID NOT SAY. TOMORROW, ENDLESS ELECTION IN MANITOBA.>>Janet: ENDLESS WORK FOR PARTY VOLUNTEERS. THANK YOU, BARTLEY KYIVS KIVES. OUR FABULOUS GROUP OF VOTERS WHO HAVE COME IN, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.>>Ismaila: THEY HAVE BEEN FABULOUS. IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING NIGHT HERE IN THE MANITOBA VOTES CAFE. MANY PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE DIFFERENT PARTIES. THERE IS ONE THING THEY CAN ALL COME TOGETHER ON, IT’S A WORD IN ALL THE SLOGANS. FORWARD. COMING UP WITH IDEAS HOW TO MOVE FORWARD. IT’S WONDERFUL. WE’LL HAVE NEW IDEAS OUT OF THE DISCUSSIONS HAPPENING BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN MANITOBA. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MANITOBA VOTES CAFE.>>Janet: ISMAILA ALFA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US. MARJORIE DOWHOS HAS BEEN COVERING THE BIG PICTURE.>>Marjorie: WELL, I DON’T THINK IT WAS MUCH OF A SURPRISE. THIS IS THE MAP THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT FOR 2019. YOU CAN SEE THE N.D.P. ELECTED LEADING IN THE NORTH. WE STILL HAVE POLLS TO REPORT AND YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES LEADING ELECTED IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PART OF THE PROVINCE. I THINK A NUMBER THAT ACTUALLY SURPRISES ME IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES. SO WE WERE LOOKING AT 51% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS COMING OUT. COMPARE THAT TO 2016, 57.4% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS TURNED OUT THREE YEARS AGO. OUR HISTORICAL LOW — THE HIGHEST IN 1903 AT 87%. THE LOWEST IN 1941 AT 51.5%. SO WE’RE NOT FAR FROM THERE. UNFORTUNATELY, NOT ENOUGH VOTERS. BUT WE DO SEE A RESULT TODAY AND THE RESULT IS THAT WE’RE PROJECTING A P.C. MAJORITY.>>Janet: MARJORIE DOWHOS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TONIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE INSIGHTS OF POLITICAL LEADERS.>>IT’S HARD WORK TO RUN FOR OFFICE. HARD WORK TO RUN CAMPAIGNS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME TONIGHT. A FINAL THOUGHT FROM YOU?>>LET ME CONGRATULATE THE P.C. GOVERNMENT AND THE EXCELLENT WORK THE N.D.P. HAS DONE. WE HAVE GREAT MEMBERS ELECTED IN DOUGALD LAMONT AND JON AND CINDY.>>THIS IS GOING TO REENERGIZE THE PARTY. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE EXCITED AND I’M FEELING GOOD.>>AND KELVIN GOERTZEN, CONGRATULATIONS ON FORMING GOVERNMENT.>>CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY WHO RAN. THAT IS GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, THEY’VE GIVEN US ANOTHER STRONG MAJORITY. WE RESPECT THAT AND WE WILL TREAT IT RESPECTFULLY.>>Marcy: NOW WE’LL LET THEM SLEEP FOR THREE HOURS AND SEE WHAT THEY DO TOMORROW. [LAUGHTER] THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO THANK THE AUDIENCE AS WELL. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US TOMORROW WITH THE MORNING SHOW.>>Janet: GO HAVE COFFEE WITH MARCY. I NEED TO THANK OUR ANALYST TONIGHT, CHRISTOPHER ADAMS. THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRISTOPHER, FOR BEING WITH US, ALL THE INSIGHT YOU BROUGHT.>>WE HAVE THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMING UP NOW. SO WE’LL START LOOKING AT THAT TOMORROW MORNING.>>Janet: MY GOODNESS. AND YES, THE VOLUNTEERS, HARD AT WORK ON MRISHL ELECTION, NOW THE — PROVINCIAL ELECTION, NOW THE FEDERAL ELECTION. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GETTING OUT AND VOTING IF YOU DID THAT AND FOR JOINING US. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE STATE OF THIS PROVINCE. ONWARD AND UPWARD.>>HONOUR TO BE WITH YOU, JANET.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRISTOPHER ADAMS, THE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE IN UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA. I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE WRITING ANOTHER BOOK. A CHAPTER THAT IS DUE TOMORROW OR SOMETHING. OH MY GOODNESS.>>AN E-BOOK.>>Janet: THERE IT IS. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT. MY NAME IS JANET STEWART. SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6:00.