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This article was published 29/8/2008 (2860 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Sounds like the NDP is holding the nomination meeting in Elmwood-Transcona a week Sunday, which could also be two days after the federal election is called. Lots of time. No sweat!Also, to the Hacks' point
: It was an NDPer who said, quite reasonably, that Elmwood-Transcona is among the safest NDP seats in the country. Blaikie has held it since it included Birds Hill in 1979. That's almost longer than I have been alive. But, I note he won the riding with about 50% of the vote in 2006. Judy W-L won hers with 57%, so maybe that makes Winnipeg North the safest Manitoba NDP seat even though big chunks of it were Liberal a few years ago.My point was that, without a good NDP campaign fronted by a decent candidate who gets out early, that seat could switch if the Tories have a great candidate and some electoral momentum. They pushed hard in the provincial election there last year. And the riding has changed a lot in recent years, and you could argue it was held by Blaikie's personal popularity, not an unwavering loyalty to the NDP. Just sayin', don't write it off. See post below.