Vice: Manitoba Votes
April 20, 2016 —
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.