Pallister to speak to reporters for first time since announcing planned resignation

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is scheduled to speak to reporters Monday for the first time since he announced he will not seek re-election.

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is scheduled to speak to reporters Monday for the first time since he announced he will not seek re-election.

Pallister has not yet said when he intends to resign and whether he will continue to push ahead with education reform that is facing opposition even within his own caucus.

The only candidate in the leadership race to replace Pallister so far, Heather Stefanson, has promised to kill Bill 64, which would eliminate all of Manitoba’s English-language elected school boards.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces that he will not be seeking re-election in front of the Dome Building in Brandon, Man., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

The bill is scheduled to come to a vote in the legislature in the fall, and Stefanson’s promise has been applauded by many of her fellow Progressive Conservatives, including the province’s education minister.

Pallister has news conferences scheduled today in Brandon and Portage La Prairie to announce health care funding.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 23, 2021.

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