Leadership 2017

Wab Kinew Elected Leader of the Manitoba NDP

Wab Kinew has been elected the new leader of the Manitoba NDP, party president David Woodbury announced today.

"Today, New Democrats have started a new chapter for our party by electing Wab Kinew as our new Leader," said Woodbury. "I want to thank both of the candidates for putting their names forward and everyone that participated in Leadership 2017."

The 2017 leadership race featured candidates Wab Kinew and Steve Ashton, helping bolster party membership to over 10,000.

The result of the delegate vote was 728 for Wab Kinew and 253 for Steve Ashton.

Lara Rae Confirmed as Emcee for Manitoba NDP Leadership Convention Dinner

Winnipeg-based comedian Lara Rae has been confirmed as emcee for the Manitoba NDP Leadership Convention Dinner, President David Woodbury announced today.

"Lara Rae is one of Winnipeg's finest comedic talents," said Woodbury. "As a strong voice for the arts and LGBTTQ* communities and proud member of our party, we are excited to have her host our Leadership Convention Dinner featuring guest speaker Dr. David Suzuki."

TICKETS AVAILABLE: Leadership Convention Dinner featuring Guest Speaker David Suzuki

Dear friends,

I want to invite you to a special event for our party.

On Friday, September 15, the party will host a Leadership Convention Dinner at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. This event takes place the night before our highly anticipated Leadership Convention featuring our leadership candidates Steve Ashton & Wab Kinew.

I am pleased to announce that environmental and social justice activist Dr. David Suzuki will be our special guest speaker!

Save the Date: Leadership Convention Dinner

Dear friends,

With Leadership 2017 delegate selection voting officially underway, I wanted to let you know about a special event for our party.

On September 15th, the party will host a Leadership Convention Dinner at the RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave) in downtown Winnipeg. The event will feature our leadership candidates — Steve Ashton & Wab Kinew — and takes place the night before the September 16th Leadership Convention.

This event is a special opportunity for New Democrats to come together and celebrate the work we've shared during the leadership race.