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CanadaManitoba parties make final push in 'critical' last weekend before election

16:10  08 september  2019
16:10  08 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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It's the final weekend before the Manitoba provincial election, a time which one political scientist says is critical for parties to make a final push to get their message out, identify their supporters and make sure those voters show up on Sept. 10.

"This final weekend is critical for anybody who wanted to pick up swing voters," said political scientist Chris Adams of St. Paul's College at the University of Manitoba.

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"They're gonna be working on both trying to shore up their support, identifying the supporters out there and also getting geared up for the Get Out The Vote campaign which is on Tuesday."

Picking up swing seats means concentrating on Winnipeg, he explained.

The city holds three out of the four Liberal seats and 10 of the 12 NDP seats. Meanwhile, Wolseley is widely seen as the Green Party's best shot at winning a seat.

Pallister visits all 57 ridings

"I think the big objective is to take as much of Winnipeg as possible," Adams said. "The battleground is really here in the urban centre."

Manitoba parties make final push in 'critical' last weekend before election© CBC Each party leader except Brian Pallister made a public appearance on Saturday. Pallister went on a tour of southern Manitoba so he could hit all 57 ridings this election.

On the flip side, Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister, whose party has the vast majority of the rural seats in Manitoba, spent Saturday visiting those rural ridings.

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Pallister was able to fulfill his pledge to visit all 57 ridings in the province.

Hailed as the 600-kilometre tour, Pallister spent Friday touring the North, including stops in Island Lakes and Thompson before spending Saturday in the south hitting areas like Boissevein, Morden and Altona.

Adams says the final weekend is also the point in the campaign to make sure the volunteers and campaign workers are appreciated before the election day.

"I think also it will be used to mobilize or bring up the spirit of the party, of your volunteers, of your campaign directors, both at the constituency level as well as at the provincial level, so this is a critical weekend," said Adams.

Riel candidate Rochelle Squires headed to South St. Vital, an area of Winnipeg that swings between the NDP and PC, to announce they'd build 120 more kilometres of bike and walk trails if elected.

Liberal leader Dougald Lamont spent his Saturday focusing on Northwest Winnipeg — hitting areas like Tyndall Park, The Maples and Burrows.

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"The Liberals at the basic level, they want to get a formal party status in the assembly. And that means four seats," Adams said.

Local Liberal heavyweights like former federal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy and Winnipeg North MP Kevin Lamoureux were out with the team door knocking in the area.

Sarb Gill is running in Burrows and was once Kevin Lamoureux's local campaign manager. Deep Brar, a correctional officer, is running in The Maples.

Liberal leader Dougald Lamont says they've identified those north Winnipeg seats as winnable — but need to make sure they get their supporters to the polls.

"It is whether you can get your vote out is critical and I know we have a bunch of campaigns that have the numbers they need to win, but they need to make sure that those votes happen," he said.

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Greens push for Wolseley

Over in West Broadway, the Green Party trotted out the candidate with the best chance of victory — Wolseley candidate David Nickarz. He made an announcement alongside leader James Beddome Saturday.

"It is just a matter of getting out there, keep talking to people, keep knocking on doors, keep making those phone calls. You just don't stop and hardly sleep until election day. The only real poll that counts is on election day," Beddome said of their weekend strategy.

Adams says throwing all efforts into Wolseley in the best strategy for the last weekend.

"Beddome is going to be wanting to take Wolseley for the Greens. That's sort of the primary objective of this campaign," said Adams.

The New Democrats also chose to focus in on North Winnipeg, holding a rally Saturday for the office shared by the Tyndall Park, Burrows and The Maples campaign team.

Manitoba parties make final push in 'critical' last weekend before election© CBC Green Party leader James Beddome and Wolseley candidate David Nickarz announced Saturday a green plan that includes cost-sharing municipal composting programs and banning single-use plastics.

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Leader Wab Kinew said it was about showing support to seats they consider safe wins for the NDP. The party is expected to make a campaign announcement on Sunday.

He said this weekend is about reminding voters that health care is the number one issue on the ballot.

"This is about framing our closing argument to the people of Manitoba that this election is about fixing health care. So you have a choice and we think we have the best plan for fixing health care," he said.

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