On Wednesday August 28, Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party participated in a televised debate with Brian Pallister (Progressive Conservative Leader), Wab Kinew (NDP Leader) and James Beddome (Grean Party Leader). As the Free Press summarized the debate - below - Brian Pallister and Wab Kinew attacked each other and were "nasty" in the debate. Dougald Lamont steered clear of the nastiness and presented the progressive new way of the Manitoba Liberal Party well. Dougald Lamont looked like a Premier to be.
Manitoba implemented physical distancing measures in mid-March. South Dakota has still not made physical distancing mandatory. The result is a dramatic difference in the incidence of covid-19 viral infections between the two jurisdictions. This graph shows the number of people with Covid-19 infections from March 27 to April 14. Manitoba ( red line ) started leveling off about April 4 and has seen only a small increase in Covid-19 infections since then. South Dakota ( blue line ) has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since April 4. Those who are skeptical of the impact of physical distancing in Manitoba should look at this graph! Data are from the Johns Hopkins daily tabulations