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I know the Tories love to hold up committee meetings with their crazy political theatrics, but it makes no sense for the NDP to ignore those theatrics and hire a new elections boss without the opposition.
It sounds like after the opposition stormed out of last night’s meeting, the NDP just struck their own hiring committee and started the search for Richard Balasko’s successor.
That’s different from normal practice, where all-party committees pick officers of the legislature.
I would NOT want to be the new guy. It would be like starting a new job and knowing a third of your bosses already think you are a second-rate, brown-nosing weakling .
That poor sucker will spend the rest of his career in Manitoba getting nothing but grief from the Tories and the Liberals. Every time he docks the opposition for an election law violation or rejigs the electoral boundaries, he’ll get called a shill for the NDP who is secretly rigging elections.
It can’t work. The NDP needs to find a way to get the process back on track.