WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats will vote today on their leader Wab Kinew’s performance.
Kinew will need at least 50 per cent support to avoid his job being opened up to a leadership race, and he is widely expected to get a much higher number.
Kinew took over the party reins in 2017 and the NDP gained seats in the provincial election two years later.
Recent opinion polls have suggested that the NDP is growing in popularity, especially in Winnipeg where most legislature seats are.
The NDP only adopted leadership reviews in 2017, following a bitter internal battle three years earlier over the leadership of then-premier Greg Selinger.
The Progressive Conservatives held a leadership review in 2005 for Stuart Murray, who survived with 55 per cent support, but he decided to resign anyway.