Manitoba Tories Launch Attack Site Against Wab Kinew

Manitoba Tories Launch Attack Site Against Wab Kinew

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives launched an attack website against the new leader of Manitoba's NDP just a half hour after he was voted in Saturday.

WabOn.ca has screengrabs of past misogynistic and homophobic tweets sent as far back as 2009, a summary of past charges of domestic assault and links to news stories and op-eds that are critical of the rookie politician.

The site also includes the PCs' estimated cost of promises Kinew has made, such as providing tuition for children who were in the province's child welfare system.

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Kinew has apologized for the tweets, which first came to light during his rookie run for office last year, and denied the charges, which were stayed in 2004. 

The Progressive Conservatives confirmed they were behind the attack site on Saturday night.

"Our party has launched WabOn.ca because we believe it's important that Manitobans are well-informed about the NDP Leader, someone who is asking Manitobans to trust him in the next election," wrote Keith Stewart, CEO of the party in an email.

The PCs said the website went live around 4 p.m. Saturday — just 30 minutes after Kinew was named the new leader of the NDP.

 

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