Gary Doer has dominated Manitoba politics for the past 10 years and led the New Democratic Party for 20. But as of next weekend, he is gone, becoming Canada's ambassador to Washington.

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Opinion

Gary Doer has dominated Manitoba politics for the past 10 years and led the New Democratic Party for 20. But as of next weekend, he is gone, becoming Canada's ambassador to Washington.

Two former members of his cabinet are in the running to replace him.

They are both veteran public servants with solid political and academic resumés. They both came to Manitoba when they were 11. Both have been lifelong supporters of the NDP. But that's where the similarities end between Steve Ashton and Greg Selinger.

With only a week left to go before NDP members choose a new leader, political columnist Dan Lett takes a deeper look at the two men who would be premier.

 

Dan Lett

Dan Lett
Columnist

Born and raised in and around Toronto, Dan Lett came to Winnipeg in 1986, less than a year out of journalism school with a lifelong dream to be a newspaper reporter.