A few weeks ago, I was toying with a quiz asking readers if they knew which provinces the NDP now governed and the names of their premiers. The point was that at various stages in recent decades, the NDP has formed governments in five provinces and one territory.
Now, suddenly, the answers are easy, far too easy: Manitoba and Greg Selinger. Which we know for all the wrong reasons. The Manitoba government and Premier Selinger made national news when five senior cabinet ministers revolted against him, while polls already indicate the NDP is chopped liver. After the next Manitoba election, for the first time in ages, there are likely to be no NDP provincial governments in Canada.