WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is bristling at questions about his use of his wife’s personal email account and cellphone to conduct government business while at their vacation home in Costa Rica.
While government records indicate he didn’t communicate with his staff each day, he said was “accessible” every day.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s secret, security-conscious method for working while at his vacation home in Costa Rica involves his wife’s personal email account and her cellphone.
Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the province’s freedom of information law show Pallister, who has repeatedly said he is always reachable while in the tropical country, was sought after by staff during a visit last December.
WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday the federal government is willing to use all options to force Denver-based Omnitrax Inc. to repair a flooded-out rail line that has cut off the subarctic community of Churchill, Man.
The remote town’s 900 residents have had to have goods flown in, at much higher cost, since the rail line was severely damaged by high water this spring. The rail line was once federally-owned but was sold to Omnitrax in 1997.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says the northern port town of Churchill will have enough propane to get it through the winter heating season, but the future of the community and its rail link to the south remains unclear.
Premier Brian Pallister says the province has ordered propane to last through to next June. The fuel is to be sent via ship by the end of September.
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.
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.
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.