January 22, 2015 8:06 pm
Updated: January 23, 2015 11:04 am

More signs of animosity in Manitoba NDP leadership race

More signs of animosity have come to light in the Manitoba NDP leadership race.

John Woods / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — There are more signs of acrimony in the race to become Manitoba NDP leader and premier.

Tim Sale, a former health minister who retired in 2007, is accusing some of Premier Greg Selinger’s former staff of undercutting the premier.

Sale said it is clear that some top staff, who recently left Selinger’s office to work for fellow leadership candidate Theresa Oswald, were never fully with Selinger in the first place.

Anna Rothney, Selinger’s former top adviser who now manages Oswald’s campaign, said that is simply not true.

Rothney said she and others worked very hard to support Selinger and the NDP government.

Selinger faces a party leadership vote March 8 after Oswald and other top party members questioned his leadership last fall.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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