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Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Solitary Confinement
A solitary confinement cell is shown in a handout photo from the Office of the Correctional Investigator. The federal government is introducing legislation that would limit how long prison inmates can be kept in solitary confinement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Office of the Correctional Investigator)

OTTAWA – The federal government introduced legislation Monday to restrict the use of solitary confinement inside federal prisons and to better protect prisoners with mental illness or at risk of self-harm or suicide.

Once passed, the bill would — for the first time — impose a so-called legislative framework establishing a time limit for what prison officials call administrative segregation.

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Ex-Manitoba Liberal Leader Running for Top Job Six Years After Being Forced Out

Ex-Manitoba Liberal Leader Running for Top Job Six Years After Being Forced Out

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Jon Gerrard
Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard speaks with the media in August 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Six years after resigning the Manitoba Liberal leadership amid pressure from party members, Jon Gerrard is trying to get his old job back.

Gerrard has told a crowd of supporters that people have been calling on him to run again.

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Manitoba Liberals Ponder Next Move to Avoid Being Leaderless Until October

Manitoba Liberals Ponder Next Move to Avoid Being Leaderless Until October

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Judy Klassen
Former interim Liberal leader Judy Klassen and MLA for Kewatinook (MANITOBALIBERALS.CA)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Liberal Party is pondering its next move as it faces the prospect of being without a leader until October.

The party’s interim leader and one of its three legislature members, Judy Klassen, stepped down this week to run for the permanent position to be decided on Oct 21.

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Dougald Lamont Makes Another Bid for Leadership of the Manitoba Liberals

Dougald Lamont Makes Another Bid for Leadership of the Manitoba Liberals

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Dougald Lamont
Dougald Lamont

WINNIPEG – The race for the helm of the Manitoba Liberal party got its second candidate Monday as Dougald Lamont threw his hat in the ring.

Lamont, who has never held elected office, ran in the last race in 2013 and finished a distant second to Rana Bokhari. Bokhari stepped down after the party captured three seats in last year’s election, and Lamont is hopeful his chances are better this time.

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Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

By The Canadian Press

Trudeau Heckler
Heckler Josh Sigurdson is escorted out of the room as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a YMCA-YWCA day care centre in Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Trudeau was in Winnipeg to highlight their plan to spend $7 billion over 10 years to create more child care spaces across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau’s news conference at a Winnipeg daycare was interrupted by a protester who called the prime minister a scumbag.

Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office say the man gained entry to the event claiming to be a member of the “world alternative media.”

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Manitoba Liberals Choosing New Leader in October

Manitoba Liberals Choosing New Leader in October

Judy Klassen
Interim Liberal leader Judy Klassen and MLA for Kewatinook (MANITOBALIBERALS.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberal Party will choose its new leader in October as it continues to rebuild.

Nominations for the October 21 leadership contest in Winnipeg will open on May 15.

Judy Klassen has been the party’s interim leader since Rana Bokhari stepped down following last spring’s election where she failed to win a seat.

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Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

Justin Trudeau
The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Letters written by students at Robert H. Smith School to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prompted the visit scheduled for later today.

Students took part in a letter-writing project last December and invited the PM to talk to students about active citizenship and leadership.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Trudeau will speak at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre at 3:30 p.m. The original plan was for Trudeau to attend the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue, but an overwhelming demand for tickets required a larger venue.

His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”

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Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec.

Spokesman Nelson Kalil said Thursday the office is launching an investigation into the complaints.

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Trudeau Aims to Connect with Canadians in Coffee Shops, Church Basements

Trudeau Aims to Connect with Canadians in Coffee Shops, Church Basements

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. Trudeau is planning to embark on a campaign-style tour, talking to average folks at coffee shops and church basements across the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ringing in the new year with a determined effort to re-establish his connection with grassroots Canadians after closing out 2016 amid accusations of kowtowing to wealthy donors at elite Liberal fundraisers.

Trudeau is planning to embark on a campaign-style tour, talking to average folks at coffee shops and church basements across the country.

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