Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR06 - (Political-Revolt-Memoirs)

WINNIPEG. x-9s. A new book reveals a lot of the arguing and acrimony behind an internal revolt that crippled the Manitoba New Democrats. Gord Mackintosh, a former longtime cabinet minister who stayed neutral in the 2014 revolt, has written a book called "Stories Best Left Untold", which comes out next week. Mackintosh says former premier Greg Selinger should have resigned when he was openly challenged by five cabinet ministers.

("...should have left then.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Instead, Selinger stayed on and only stepped down after losing last year's election. The revolt was prompted in part by Selinger's decision to raise the provincial sales tax. Mackintosh says he and other cabinet ministers tried to convince Selinger to raise other taxes and fees instead. …

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