Who could be the next Manitoba premier? Political experts weigh in

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With Premier Brian Pallister announcing helium volition not beryllium seeking re-election, galore are wondering who volition beryllium adjacent to instrumentality the apical spot astatine the Manitoba Legislature.

University of Manitoba governmental studies adjunct prof Christopher Adams says there’s nary evident leader-in-waiting.

“There isn’t truly a king successful waiting present that the aged king is astir to leave,” Adams told Global News. “I would accidental determination person been different times erstwhile Jean Chretien stepped down arsenic Prime Minister, determination was Paul Martin [as] leader-in-waiting, and erstwhile Mulroney stepped down it was Kim Campbell. So you usually bash spot successful immoderate situations wherever determination is idiosyncratic who is truly successful the forefront.”

Adams says immoderate names being floated see Finance Minister Scott Fielding, Families Minister Rochelle Squires, Health Minister Heather Stefanson, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen, and Deputy Premier Kelvin Goertzen.

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But helium besides says determination are immoderate names circulating from extracurricular caucus, including Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan, Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen, and adjacent Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

“Brian Bowman has indicated he’s not moving for politician again. He has said helium doesn’t privation to beryllium a nonrecreational oregon lifelong politician, but astatine the aforesaid time, I’m definite he’s getting telephone calls to inquire if he’s funny successful moving for the leadership,” Adams said.

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says helium volition not question re-election

Adams besides says whoever volition beryllium filling those shoes volition person their enactment chopped retired for them, aft Premier Brian Pallister and the Manitoba PCs faced disapproval implicit the COVID-19 infirmary crisis, Bill 64 and issues surrounding reconciliation.

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“I deliberation the question a batch of radical are asking is who volition pb the Progressive Conservative Party and beryllium capable to salvage the concern for the Progressive Conservative Party, due to the fact that arsenic you cognize the polls close present truly amusement them successful the basement, particularly successful Winnipeg,” helium said.

“Those are 2 areas — wellness attraction and acquisition — if you don’t person voters blessed with those 2 argumentation sectors, you’re successful existent trouble. You suffer your middle-class voters. So what the authorities volition request to bash is allay the fears of voters that they’ve got acquisition connected a bully way and they’ve got wellness attraction connected a bully path, and close present I don’t deliberation determination are a batch of radical who deliberation they are connected a bully path.”

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Probe Research main Curtis Brown says helium believes it volition beryllium a choky race.

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“I would deliberation that it’s going to beryllium for the archetypal clip successful a precise agelong time, a competitory race,” Brown said.

He besides says it is simply a anticipation that the caller person could travel from extracurricular the caucus.

“Just due to the fact that of the information the enactment has been struggling a spot and is down the NDP successful the polls, whether they would effort to spell to idiosyncratic extracurricular to enactment much of a caller look connected the PC enactment and the government,” helium said.

The premier has hinted successful the past that helium apt would not question re-election, and Brown says officially announcing it mid-term, isn’t astonishing either.

“The timing did marque sense,” Brown added.

“The biggest happening — I deliberation this volition beryllium the happening that a batch of Progressive Conservative supporters, MLAs and furniture ministers volition beryllium looking astatine — is conscionable this peculiar timing perchance gives them capable clip nether a caller person to beryllium capable to reset things, to beryllium capable to spell to Manitobans and accidental ‘things are different, we person a antithetic leader, we’re antithetic now, we’re doing antithetic things.'”

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