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Encyclopedia > New Democratic Party of Manitoba
New Democratic Party of Manitoba
Image:manitobandp.gif
Active Provincial Party
Founded 1961
Leader Gary Doer
President James Allum
Headquarters 803 - 294 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0B9
Political ideology Social Democracy /
Democratic Socialism
International alignment Socialist International
Colours Orange & Green
Website http://www.mb.ndp.ca

The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. It is the provincial wing of the federal New Democratic Party,, and is a successor to the Manitoba Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. It is currently the governing party in Manitoba. File links The following pages link to this file: New Democratic Party of Manitoba Categories: Logos ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... James Allum is an instructor and politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... A red carnation held in a closed fist is the international symbol of democratic socialism. ... The official symbol of Socialist International The Socialist International (SI) is an international organisation for social democratic and democratic socialist parties. ... The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 620-585 nanometres. ... Look up Green in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a social democratic political party in Canada. ... The Manitoba Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (or CCF) was a provincial branch of the national Canadian party by the same name. ...


In the federal election of 1958, the national Cooperative Commonwealth Federation was reduced to only eight seats in the Canadian House of Commons. The CCF's leadership restructured the party during the next three years, and in 1961 it was formally merged with the Canadian Labour Congress to create the New Democratic Party. The 24th general election was held just nine months after the 23rd and transformed Prime Minister John Diefenbakers minority into the largest ever majority government in Canadian history. ... Tommy Douglas (centre) stands in front of a CCF billboard during an election campaign in Saskatchewan. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Canadian Labour Congress, or CLC (in French le Congrès du travail du Canada or CTC) is the central labour body in Canada to which most Canadian labor unions are affiliated. ...


Most provincial wings of the CCF also transformed themselves into "New Democratic Party" organizations before the year was over, with Saskatchewan as the only exception. There was very little opposition to the change in Manitoba, and the Manitoba NDP was formally constituted on November 4, 1961. Future Manitoba NDP leader Howard Pawley was one of the few CCF members to oppose the change. Outgoing CCF leader Russell Paulley easily won the new party's leadership, defeating two minor figures who offered little in the way of policy alternatives. Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th)  - Land 591,670 km²  - Water 59,366 km² (9. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Howard Russell Pawley (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988. ... Andrew Russell (Russ) Paulley (November 3, 1909 – May 19, 1984) was a Manitoba politician. ...


The NDP did not initially achieve an electoral breakthrough in Manitoba, falling from eleven seats to seven in the provincial election of 1962. They recovered to ten seats in the 1966 election, but were still unable to seriously challenge Dufferin Roblin's centrist Progressive Conservative government. Manitobas general election of December 16, 1962 resulted in a second majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. ... Manitobas general election, held on June 23, 1966, resulted in a third consecutive majority win for the Progressive Conservatives under Dufferin Roblin. ... Dufferin Roblin, PC (born June 17, 1917) is a Canadian businessman and politician. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Many in the NDP considered Paulley's leadership a liability, especially after the 1966 election. Paulley was known as an old-style labour politician, and could not appeal to the broader constituency base that the party needed for a electoral breakthrough. In 1968, he was challenged for the party leadership by Sidney Green, a labour lawyer from north-end Winnipeg. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Sidney Green (August 1, 1929-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ...


The 1968 leadership challenge was unusual, in that many of Paulley's supporters wanted him to resign the following year, so that he could be replaced by federal Member of Parliament (MP) Edward Schreyer. Some also regarded the challenge as reflecting ideological divisions in the party, with Green depicted as a candidate of the radical left. Green's supporters tended to be from the party's youth wing, while Paulley was supported by the party establishment and organized labour. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Edward Richard Schreyer (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a former Governor General of Canada (1979-1984) and Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977). ...


Paulley won the challenge 213 votes to 168, and resigned the following year. Edward Schreyer entered the contest to replace him, and defeated Green by 506 votes to 177.


The NDP won 28 out of 57 seats in the 1969 election, and formed a minority government after gaining the support of maverick Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Laurent Desjardins. Although the party had been expected to increase its parliamentary presence, its sudden victory was a surprise to most political observers. The Manitoba General Election of June 25, 1969 was a watershed moment in the provinces political history. ... For minority régime, see Apartheid. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... Laurent Desjardins (born March 15, 1923 in St. ...


The question of leadership was important to the NDP's victory. After Dufferin Roblin resigned as Premier in 1967, the Progressive Conservatives chose Walter Weir as his replacement. Weir was far more conservative than Roblin, and alienated many urban and centre-left voters who had previously supported the party. The Liberals, for their part, chose Robert Bend as their leader shortly before the election. Like Weir, Bend was a rural populist who had difficulty appealing to urban voters. The Liberal Party's "rodeo-theme" campaign also seemed anachronistic to most voters in 1969. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter C. Weir (June 7, 1929-April 17, 1985) was a politician who served as Premier of Manitoba from 1967 to 1969. ... Robert (Bobby) Bend (April 14, 1914-September 24, 1999) was a Manitoba politician, and was briefly the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party (1969-1970). ...


Schreyer, by contrast, was a centrist within the NDP. He was not ideologically committed to socialism, and was in many respects more similar to Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau than to the province's traditional NDP leadership. He was also the first of Manitoba's social democratic leaders who was not from an Anglo-Saxon and Protestant background. A German-Austrian Catholic from rural Manitoba, he appealed to constituencies that were not previously inclined to support the NDP. For information on mainstream political parties using the term Socialist, see Social democracy and Democratic socialism,For the governments of the USSR, the PRC, and others, see: Communist state, Other variants of Socialism include Marxism, Communism, and Libertarian Socialism. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau PC, CC, CH, QC, MA, LL.L, LL.D, FRSC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 3, 1979, and from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Schreyer's first administration introduced several important changes to the province. It amalgamated the city of Winnipeg, introduced public auto insurance, and significantly reduced medicare premiums. Schreyer's cabinet was divided on providing provincial funding for denominational schools (with Green and others opposing any such funding), but resolved the issue by a compromise. The government also continued energy development projects in northern Manitoba. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ...


Schreyer's government was re-elected with a parliamentary majority in the 1973 provincial election. His second ministry was less ambitious on policy matters than was his first, though the government did introduce a new tax on mining resources. In the 1977 election, Schreyer's New Democrats were upset by the Tories under Sterling Lyon. The Manitoba General Election of June 28, 1973 was won by the social-democratic New Democratic Party, which took 31 of 57 seats. ... The Manitoba general election of October 11, 1977 was won by the Progressive Conservative Party, which took 33 seats out of 57. ... Sterling Rufus Lyon (born January 30, 1927) was Premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. ...


Schreyer resigned as party leader in 1979, after being appointed Governor-General of Canada. Howard Pawley was chosen as interim leader over Sidney Green and Saul Mark Cherniack in a caucus vote, and later defeated Muriel Smith and Russell Doern to win the party's leadership at a delegated convention. Green left the NDP soon thereafter, claiming "the trade union movement and militant feminists" had taken control of the party. In 1981, Green formed the Progressive Party of Manitoba, joined by New Democratic MLAs Ben Hanuschak and Bud Boyce. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). ... Howard Russell Pawley (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988. ... Saul Mark Cherniack (born January 10, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a lawyer and politician. ... Muriel Smith (May 9, 1930-) is a Manitoba politician. ... Russell Doern (born October 20, 1935, died February 19, 1987) was a Manitoba politician. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Progressive Party of Manitoba was a political party in Manitoba, Canada which existed from 1981 to 1995. ... Ben Hanuschak (April 29, 1930_) is a Manitoba politician. ... Joseph Russell (Bud) Boyce (born March 20, 1924 in St. ...


Despite these defections, Pawley's New Democrats were able to win a majority government in the 1981 election. Pawley's government introduced progressive labour legislation, and entrenched French-language services in Manitoba's parliamentary and legal systems. Doern, who had served as a cabinet minister in Schreyer's government, left the NDP in 1984 on the language issue. The Manitoba, Canada general election of November 17, 1981 was won by the opposition New Democratic Party, which took 34 of 57 seats. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The New Democrats were re-elected with a narrow majority in the 1986 election. Over the next two years, the party suffered a significant decline in its popularity. The Manitoba Telephone System made bad investments in Saudi Arabia during the 1980s, and the government was forced to raise taxes to compensate. Auto insurance premiums also rose significantly during this period, and the government's support for the Meech Lake Accord also alienated some voters. Future party leader Gary Doer has claimed that an internal party poll put the NDP at only 6% popular support in early 1988. This may be an exaggeration, but few would doubt that the party's unpopularity was genuine. The 1986 general election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which took 30 seats out of 57. ... Manitoba Telecom Services, or MTS, (formerly Manitoba Telephone System) is the primary telecommunications carrier in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the third largest telecommunications provider in Canada. ... The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed constitutional amendments to the Constitution of Canada proposed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early in 1988, a disgruntled NDP backbencher named Jim Walding voted with the opposition against his government's budget. This defection brought about the government's defeat in the house, and forced a new election before the NDP could recover its support base. Pawley immediately resigned as party leader, though he continued to lead a caretaker administration as Premier. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Derek James Walding (born May 9, 1937) is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Gary Doer narrowly defeated Len Harapiak on the third ballot at the convention which followed. Doer declined to swear himself in as Premier, out of concern for the negative publicity that would result. Len Harapiak (July 4, 1942-) is a Manitoba politician. ...


The NDP suffered a serious defeat in the 1988 election, falling to only 12 seats out of 57. Gary Filmon's Tories won 25 seats, and the Liberal Party under Sharon Carstairs won 20 seats to supplant the NDP as the official opposition. Most of the NDP's seats were in north-end Winnipeg and the north of the province. Doer was not personally blamed for his party's poor performance, and remained as leader. The election of May 9, 1988 in Manitoba, Canada resulted in a hung parliament. ... Gary Filmon (born August 24, 1942) is a Manitoba politician. ... Sharon Carstairs (born April 26, 1942) is a Canadian politician. ...


Filmon called another provincial election in 1990 to seek a majority mandate. He was successful, but Doer brought the NDP back to official opposition status with 20 seats, benefiting from a strong personal showing the leaders' debate. The election of September 11, 1990 in Manitoba, Canada was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who took 30 out of 57 seats. ...


The NDP began the 1995 election well behind the Tories and Liberals, but received a last-minute surge in popular support and came very close to forming government. The party might have been victorious had it not been for the unpopularity of Bob Rae's NDP government in neighbouring Ontario, and concerns that Doer would govern Manitoba in a similar manner. The party won 23 seats, with the Liberals falling to only three. The Manitoba, Canada general election of 1995 was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who won 31 seats out of 57. ... The Honourable Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, PC, OC, OOnt, QC, (born August 2, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario) was the 21st premier of Ontario, and the first to represent the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) in that role. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


Filmon's Tories lost much of their popular support between 1995 and 1999, due to increased unemployment and a vote-manipulation scandal in the 1995 election. With the Liberals suffering from internal divisions, the NDP were able to present themselves as the only viable alternative. The 1999 election was considered too close to call until election day, but the NDP benefited from a decline in Liberal support and won 32 seats to form a majority government. Doer was finally sworn in as Premier after eleven years in opposition. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ...


The Doer government has not introduced as many radical initiatives as the Schreyer and Pawley governments, though it has retained the NDP's traditional support for organized labour. Manitoba has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada as of 2004, and Doer's government remains generally popular with the electorate. In the 2003 election, the NDP were re-elected with 35 seats and almost 50% of the popular vote, an extremely impressive result in a three-party system. Doer was personally re-elected in his north-end Winnipeg riding with over 75% of the popular vote, and the NDP also made inroads into traditional Tory bastions in south-end Winnipeg. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ...


Party leaders

Andrew Russell (Russ) Paulley (November 3, 1909 – May 19, 1984) was a Manitoba politician. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Edward Richard Schreyer (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a former Governor General of Canada (1979-1984) and Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977). ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Howard Russell Pawley (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. ... New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership conventions Since its founding in 1961, the New Democratic Party of Manitoba has had five contested races for party leader (four elections to replace an outgoing leader, and one leadership challenge). ...

External link

  • Official Web site of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (http://www.mb.ndp.ca/)



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New Democratic Party of Manitoba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1485 words)
It is the provincial wing of the federal New Democratic Party, and is a successor to the Manitoba Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.
The CCF's leadership restructured the party during the next three years, and in 1961 it was formally merged with the Canadian Labour Congress to create the New Democratic Party.
The New Democrats were re-elected with a narrow majority in the 1986 election.
New Democratic Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1995 words)
The NDP is noted for its populist, agrarian and democratic socialist roots, its close affiliation with organized labour, and, while the party is secular and pluralistic, it has a longstanding relationship with the Christian left and the Social Gospel movement, particularly the United Church of Canada.
The influence of organized labour on the party is still reflected in the party's leadership elections as labour votes are scaled to 25% of the total number of ballots cast.
However the party does not allow her to be part of the parliamentary caucus, as the NDP favours the abolition of the Senate.
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