Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/6/2008 (2889 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
If only because I was about to start a rumour...Rebecca Blaikie has not moved back to Winnipeg to run in her dad's seat, or so I am told by a couple of reliable insiders. Good thing, since I was about to track her down to ask about the Disraeli Freeway and whether it should go to six lanes.Blaikie recently left the Quebec NDP to move back to Winnipeg, but for a job in Labour Minister Nancy Allan's office, not to continue the Blaikie dynasty in Transcona. Which is actually a shame since that low-grade nomination race has so far been a little disappointing. A hotshot young NDPer fresh off a surprise victory in Quebec might add a little spice to the federal party here.So far, it looks like maverick MLA Jim Maloway might take it, even though he's still lamely coy about whether he's actually running. But, the stink he's raising about the Disraeli reconstruction - he's even got T-Shirts and bumper stickers, which you will NOT see stuck on Mayor Sam Katz's Pacifica - has left all the cynics with the impression he's just trying to boost his profile for a run.Nurse and veteran NDP volunteer Lorene Mahoney is running, as is CUPE boss Kevin Rebeck, but he hasn't been hugely aggressive selling memberships. Maloway has a stockpile of hundreds, apparently.Without another Blaikie, Transcona might be Maloway's for the taking.