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A story setting up the fierce byelection battle for Brandon-Souris also got our commenters duking it out.

Many of the NDP voters will be voting Liberal in Brandon-Souris. Here is a golden opportunity to show the scandalous Harper government how much they disapprove of their government.

-- 23702312

I get your guys' excitement but wait till Monday night before you break out the caviar. Remember, Redford and Clark were both going to lose and didn't.

-- dontuluvthendp

How naive do the Liberal peons think NDP supporters are? They are telling the NDPers to push aside their political beliefs to support a Liberal party of millionaires? A party that has a leader from Quebec and will be no different than past Liberal governments... Quebec first.

NDPers should be asking Liberals to support their party. At least it doesn't have any senators in jail for fraud.

-- sherlock

According to most of the national polls, Brandon-Souris could elect a Liberal member who will be in the government after the 2015 election, and with a strong possibility as a member of the cabinet, which would auger well for Brandon-Souris and Manitoba. At present, Manitoba has next to nothing in the way of strong representation by the Conservative members from Manitoba. They are Harper followers and have been silent while Harper has moved hundreds of jobs out of the province. That is all the more reason to send a Liberal to Ottawa and a member of the government after the 2015 election.

-- Goldeye

I think the real issue is going to be the PC candidate. Many, many people will remember on election day that he (Larry Maguire) did NOTHING but a photo op with a bunch of empty promises during the 2011 flood -- and that will hurt him and any NDP candidate.

-- abdkek

Even Mary Agnes can't list a single positive attribute for the election of Rolf Dinsdale. But she also conveniently neglected to mention that he implicitly recognized this himself, when he made up his resume because of his lack of qualifications. And instead of asking why on earth the people of Brandon-Souris should elect a Torontonian music pornographer, she suggests it is somehow inappropriate to even raise the issue. As for his cabinet credentials, what a joke.

-- Old Flin Flon

Lot of the socialists on this forum are as thick as the MPs and media that keep asking the same questions over and over again. This has been going on for days and Harper comes to Winnipeg and at a press conference he is asked the same question again. How he is able to keep his temper is beyond me, The idiot in Winnipeg is making us look stupid and as if we are out of touch with the rest of Canada and haven't heard that question asked and answered before.

-- Peter 12

I advise posters... that things do not look good for the Harper Conservatives in Monday's four byelections. In Brandon-Souris it looks like a Liberal win and should they not win, the Liberals will have proved themselves to be strong in what was a Conservative stronghold. In Provencher, the margin of victory will be greatly reduced. Steinbach may still vote for Falk but people are upset with the Harper Conservative scandalous government. Falk did not help himself by accusing Weins of staging a homophobic attack during his press interview. Some Harper Conservative acquaintances told me they held their noses and voted for Toews but they are no longer willing to do this for Harper.

-- 23702312

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 24, 2013 A10

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