Trib Exclusive: The Non-Doer Factor

Thursday, September 14, 2023 – It’s a good question, why do the NDP feel they needed to recruit former Premier Gary Doer after a 14-year absence to give a halfhearted endorsement of Wab Kinew. Bringing up Gary Doer opens the door to reminding people how it wasn’t all a rosy orange glow when he ran […]

Trib Exclusive: How to Lose an Election 101

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Egged on by fringe radical environmentalists and their allies in MSM touting “climate change,” the Manitoba NDP has announced they would subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles by the well-to-do of up to $4000. Marty Gold suggests that considering how Wab Kinew has opposed carbon tax rebates and other cost-of-living […]

Trib Exclusive: Sheriff Wab?

With public safety emerging as a primary concern of voters heading into the election, NDP leader Wab Kinew told a crowd on Wednesday that despite his previous charges/ allegations and convictions, he’s ready to take on crime and especially drug dealers.

Trib Exclusive: Union Members Not Returning The NDP Love

Monday, August 14, 2023 by Marty Gold With the Manitoba NDP steadily sinking in the polls and losing a long-standing lead over the Progressive Conservative government, they’ve been counting on rallying their bedrock support from unions with multiple announcements supporting workers. While union leaders may be on board with Wab Kinew, one of the NDPs […]

Trib Exclusive: Did Some Media Fall For Kinew’s Spin on Hydro

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 by Marty Gold Last Friday, CTV Winnipeg covered an announcement by Manitoba Hydro, claiming that the public utility was “looking for ways to encourage people to shift electricity use away from peak hours (including) using smart meters to charge people higher rates at peak times.” But while CTV parroted Wab Kinew’s […]

Trib Exclusive: NDP Election Twitter Tactics Hit Turbulence

Saturday, July 22, 2023 Modern political campaigning means establishing a vibrant online presence. While it may sound like fun to bash the PCs, Manitoba NDP candidates can get strong pushback from voters who remember what their personal experiences were like on health care, wait times and rent hikes when Doer and Selinger ruled Broadway. Marty […]

TGCTS Flashback – September 6, 2019 – Wab Kinew 2019 NDP Election Strategy Included Boycott Of Two Women Journalists

, Kinew had already greased the skids underneath his party with his not-an-ultimatum to a town hall on environmental issues scheduled for the evening. And the target of his ire, Winnipeg Free Press columnist Shannon Sampert made sure everyone knew the score.  

“Wab Kinew won’t participate on tonight panel on the environment if I am a moderator so I got asked to step down” she told everyone on Twitter at noon. “I guess he didn’t like my columns.” 

Sampert, a retired political science professor at the University of Winnipeg, was one of 3 moderators for the Hotel Fort Garry event and was replaced by Molly McCracken of the “non-partisan” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The west end activist has held many NDP-connected jobs this century, including with the Selinger government as a Health Policy analyst.

It quicky emerged that Sampert wasn’t the first woman that Kinew refused to be questioned by.