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Tuition, Health Care, New Opposition Leader: Manitoba Legislature to Reconvene

Tuition, Health Care, New Opposition Leader: Manitoba Legislature to Reconvene

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media after meeting with the Manitoba Islamic Association at the Grand Mosque, in Winnipeg in a January 31, 2017, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister will be facing a new opposition leader and criticism of his health-care and education reforms when the legislature reconvenes Wednesday following a summer break.

Student groups are planning an opening-day protest against legislation — introduced in the spring and waiting for a final vote —that would ease restrictions on annual tuition increases at colleges and universities.

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NDP Raffle Off Chance to Live Like Premier Brian Pallister in Costa Rica

NDP Raffle Off Chance to Live Like Premier Brian Pallister in Costa Rica

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the Economic Club of Canada, in Toronto in a January 13, 2017, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba New Democrats are poking fun at Conservative Premier Brian Pallister’s much-publicized vacation home in Costa Rica by raffling off a vacation to the country as part of a party fundraiser.

On their website, the NDP say the $4,500, one-week trip for two to an all-inclusive resort in Tamarindo is “close by Brian Pallister’s private villa.”

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Video Shows Manitoba Premier Criticizing Other Provinces Over Minimum Wage Hikes

Video Shows Manitoba Premier Criticizing Other Provinces Over Minimum Wage Hikes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media after meeting with the Manitoba Islamic Association at the Grand Mosque in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Brian Pallister will be working with other premiers to promote free trade during a trip to Washington in the coming days, but he’s taken aim at the Alberta and Ontario governments in a video posted online.The Manitoba premier criticizes minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta, saying the change will reduce the number of entry-level jobs in those provinces. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Brian Pallister will be working with other premiers to promote free trade during a trip to Washington in the coming days, but he’s taken aim at the Alberta and Ontario governments in a video posted online.

The Manitoba premier criticizes minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta, saying the change will reduce the number of entry-level jobs in those provinces.

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Asylum Seeker’s Death Failure by Ottawa to Get Trump to Change Policies: Premier

Asylum Seeker’s Death Failure by Ottawa to Get Trump to Change Policies: Premier

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Migrants from cross into Canada from the United States by walking down a train track early Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, into the town of Emerson, Man. Officials with an organization that helps asylum seekers says their greatest fear has been that someone dies while trying to illegally cross into Canada.The body of 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye, who authorities believe was a citizen of Ghana in western Africa, was found Friday in a field close to the Canadian border near the Minnesota town of Noyes, according to the Kittson County Sheriff’s Office. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government has failed to reduce the risk in illicit border crossings because it has not tried to persuade the U.S. president to soften his immigration and deportation policies.

A woman who authorities believe was originally from Ghana was found dead from apparent hypothermia near the U.S.-Manitoba border on Friday. Mavis Otuteye, 57, was found roughly one kilometre south of the border near Noyes in a remote part of northwestern Minnesota.

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Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who is now a government backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Former federal cabinet minister Steven Fletcher, now a Progressive Conservative backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill.

Fletcher has been speaking out against a proposed law that would create a new Crown agency to promote energy efficiency, and has tied up two legislature committee meetings in recent weeks by asking questions for hours, late into the night.

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Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the media questions after a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is enjoying an approval rating of 45 percent, despite slipping five points in three months.

The new numbers come from an Angus Reid poll released on Friday that shows nearly half of Manitobans approve of the job he’s doing.

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Pallister’s Bike Tour Honours 200th Anniversary of Selkirk Treaty Signing

Pallister’s Bike Tour Honours 200th Anniversary of Selkirk Treaty Signing

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media after meeting with the Manitoba Islamic Association at the Grand Mosque, in Winnipeg in a January 31, 2017, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A 160-kilometre bike ride will take Premier Brian Pallister between the original and current settlements of Peguis First Nation.

Pallister has launched the Premier’s Peguis Tour in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Selkirk Treaty.

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Manitoba Premier Says Ottawa Has Not Replied to Request for Refugee Aid

Manitoba Premier Says Ottawa Has Not Replied to Request for Refugee Aid

The Steve Lambert, Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, centre, meets Rita Chahal, left, Executive Director of Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC), and Ruth Magnuson, Chair of MIIC, at Welcome Place, a refugee support organization in Winnipeg, to announce emergency support for refugee claimants crossing the Manitoba border from the United States, Thursday, February 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to respond to Manitoba’s call for help in dealing with an influx of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States, Premier Brian Pallister said Thursday.

Pallister said he wrote to Trudeau more than a week ago to ask for money for housing, welfare, language training, legal aid and other services for border-crossers.

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Manitoba’s Tory Caucus Takes Wage Freeze

Manitoba’s Tory Caucus Takes Wage Freeze

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Wages are frozen for Progressive Conservative MLAs for the duration of their current term.

Premier Brian Pallister announced Wednesday all salary increases will be halted until the next election.

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