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A question of leadership

Premier Greg Selinger announces the removal of Christine Melnick from the NDP caucus Tuesday.

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Premier Greg Selinger announces the removal of Christine Melnick from the NDP caucus Tuesday. Photo Store

The ongoing spat between Premier Greg Selinger and Christine Melnick has underscored a critical point: Selinger is the antithesis of leadership (Selinger's capacity to lead now the issue, Feb. 4).

Throughout the entire he-said, she-said affair Selinger has never spoken directly to Melnick, never once bringing her in to discuss the issue of the controversial emails. We now learn Selinger's people have consistently blocked Melnick's attempts to speak to the leader.

A real leader does not hide behind his staff. A real leader will face the tough issues and have those difficult conversations, something Selinger is not capable of doing.

We have a collection of bureaucrats and managers running the legislature -- no leaders. Their sense of ego and entitlement has run its course.

GARY HOOK

Winnipeg

 

While I'm not a supporter of the NDP, I laud Premier Greg Selinger for taking the course of action he did with Christine Melnick. He dealt with an under-performing member of his caucus in a timely and appropriate manner.

If Melnick was as delinquent in her position as the article implies, in the private sector she likely would have lost her job.

As a duly elected MLA this option is not available, nor should it be. However, her inability to fulfil her ministerial duties warrants the premier's action.

The premier took the course of action he did knowing full well that the consequences may result in the ensuing backlash that has occurred. The fact Melnick went public with this issue speaks volumes of her aptitude and character, further confirming the premier's decision was the appropriate one.

BILL ROBERTSON

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 5, 2014 A8

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