What Wab Kinew’s win in Manitoba reveals about the province’s political history

October 4, 2023

Dr. Adele Perry

Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew delivers his victory speech and wishes his mother, Kathi Avery Kinew, a happy birthday, after winning the Manitoba provincial election in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Manitoba voters have elected the NDP’s Wab Kinew as premier. His election is both a break with recent Manitoba political history and a continuation of the long history of Indigenous involvement in electoral politics in Manitoba.