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Vice: ​Manitoba Votes

April 20, 2016 — 

As Vice reports:

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.



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