Still the Manitoba 'New' Democratic Party

Still the Manitoba 'New' Democratic Party

The provincial NDP is still the New Democratic Party.

Delegates to the party's convention voted down a motion to change the name to Manitoba Democratic Party.

The resolution was proposed by the Lac du Bonnet constituency.

The argument was made that the party was hardly "new" in Manitoba anymore, having been around in the province since 1961.

The motion was defeated by a substantial margin past the required two-thirds majority.