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.
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.”
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.
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.