Wab Kinew elected as Manitoba’s new NDP leader.




Manitoba’s New Democratic Party has elected Wab Kinew as its new leader.

Kinew said in his acceptance speech, “It’s a new day for the NDP and it’s a new day for Manitoba.”

Kinew beat out three-time leadership candidate and former MLA Steve Ashton 728 votes to 253 at the party’s leadership convention in Winnipeg today.A total of 1,032 delegates from across the province came to Winnipeg for the leadership convention at RBC Convention Centre.