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Manitoba Premier Shuffles Cabinet: Indigenous Affairs Now Stand-Alone Department

Manitoba Premier Shuffles Cabinet: Indigenous Affairs Now Stand-Alone Department

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a press conference during the Council of Federation meetings in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday July 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made a minor cabinet shuffle Thursday in which Indigenous and Northern Relations became a stand-alone department.

The change added one minister but the shuffle still left women heading departments in the minority.

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Manitoba Premier Bristles at Questions About Using Wife’s Email in Costa Rica

Manitoba Premier Bristles at Questions About Using Wife’s Email in Costa Rica

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a press conference during the Council of Federation meetings in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday July 18, 2017. 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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

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.

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Sensitive Documents Sent to Manitoba Premier in Costa Rica Via His Wife’s Email

Sensitive Documents Sent to Manitoba Premier in Costa Rica Via His Wife’s Email

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister and his wife Esther celebrate his party’s election victory with candidates and supporters in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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Trudeau, Pallister Talk Northern Rail and Health Care Funding in Winnipeg

Trudeau, Pallister Talk Northern Rail and Health Care Funding in Winnipeg

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in Winnipeg on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
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The mayor of Churchill, Man., says damage to a shutdown rail line, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay may not be as disastrous as first thought. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

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.

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Trudeau Urges Positivity Ahead of Meeting with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister

Trudeau Urges Positivity Ahead of Meeting with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with members of the media on the waterfront during a visit to Kenora, Ont., on Friday, July 28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Thomson)

KENORA, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes he can work with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister despite public disagreement on several key files.

Trudeau and Pallister have a meeting scheduled in Winnipeg on Saturday.

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Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

By The Canadian Press

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The flooded-out Hudson Bay Railway is a lifeline for Churchill, Manitoba. (OMNITRAX / HANDOUT)

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.

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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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