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This article was published 10/1/2015 (1974 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Premier Greg Selinger's campaign to keep his job is officially on, with the opening of his NDP leadership campaign office on Saturday.
Surrounded by a phalanx of MLAs, and before about 200 supporters, Selinger told the gathering he can still lead the NDP to victory.
"I am confident we can win the next election," Selinger said. "We do that by connecting with the values of Manitobans" and working with communities to achieve those values.
Selinger's campaign office is in a small storefront building in the 100 block on Marion Street in St. Boniface. His address lasted less than 10 minutes, frequently punctuated by exuberant applause.
He touched on topics like the need for jobs with good wages, and health care and home care but offered few details. When asked afterward if he plans to make a bevy of promises similar to the campaign style of his two challengers, he said: "Time will tell."
But he also said he will build on the policies and ideas from the Throne Speech in November.
Among MLAs on hand to support Selinger were Eric Robinson, Drew Caldwel and Greg Dewar.
Also in attendance was Ovide Mercredi, former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs leader, and former NDP finance minister Rosann Wowchuk from Swan River.
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Updated on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM CST: Alters names of supporters.