Vice: Manitoba Votes
Royce Koop, associate professor and head of the department of political studies at the University of Manitoba dubbed the election campaign as “dull” and that “the result has been a foregone conclusion for several years now.”
As Koop points out: “It hasn’t been a campaign about policy or ideas, it’s been about personalities and leaders.”
“The first thing [Pallister] talks about is tax cuts and getting government spending under control,” Koop says. “That’s what’s coming. It may not exactly be what Manitobans voted for. I think they voted to get rid of the premier. But I think that’s what they’re going to get.”
UM experts weighing in on election night
- Royce Koop, political studies, was in the Global TV News studio.
- The audio from the coverage was carried live on CJOB.
- Chris Adams, St. Paul’s College, was live in the CBC Information Radio studio.
- Barry Ferguson, Duff Roblin Professor of Politics, was live in the CTV studio.
- Paul Thomas, professor emeritus, was in the CBC TV election night studio.
- Karine Levasseur, political studies, was interviewed on CJOB and Canadian Press.