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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Manitoba Liberals Name Interim Leader

Manitoba Liberals Name Interim Leader

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

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberals have named Judy Klassen as their interim leader to guide the party until next fall.

Klassen is the party’s MLA for Kewatinook and takes over for Rana Bokhari, who recently stepped down from the position following her party’s defeat in last spring’s provincial election.

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Progress Report on Justin Trudeau’s Election Campaign Promises, One Year Later

Progress Report on Justin Trudeau’s Election Campaign Promises, One Year Later

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises dueing Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – When it comes to keeping promises, Canadians know full well that politicians are not at all like Horton, the Dr. Seuss character who “meant what I said and I said what I meant: an elephant’s faithful, 100 per cent.”

They make many promises to win elections, but often find it impossible to deliver on them once they take office.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg: PM Meets with Country’s Big City Mayors

Trudeau in Winnipeg: PM Meets with Country’s Big City Mayors

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets delegates at the 2016 Liberal Biennial Convention in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Winnipeg today as the second day of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ 2016 Annual Conference and Tradeshow gets underway.

Trudeau will meet with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman at 8 a.m. for a photo-op at the RBC Convention Centre before delivering remarks at the conference at 9 a.m.

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PETA to Protest Trudeau at Liberal Convention in Winnipeg

PETA to Protest Trudeau at Liberal Convention in Winnipeg

PETA Seal Protest
PETA plans to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Winnipeg on Saturday to encourage him to end federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter. (LEIGH VOGEL / PETA)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be the focus of a protest by PETA on Saturday when he’s in Winnipeg.

Holding a sign urging, “Trudeau: End Canada’s Commercial Seal Slaughter,” a PETA member wearing a seal costume will protest outside the Liberal Party of Canada’s Biennial Convention.

“For years, the Canadian government has poured millions in taxpayer dollars into a failing industry that shoots, bludgeons, and skins seals,” said PETA senior vice-president of campaigns Dan Mathews.

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Elbows Up in the House of Commons

Elbows Up in the House of Commons

By Roger Currie

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, face towards the camera left of centre of the frame, is shown near Opposition whip Gordon Brown in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday May 18, 2016. (The Canadian Press/House of Commons)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, face towards the camera left of centre of the frame, is shown near Opposition whip Gordon Brown in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (The Canadian Press/House of Commons)

Think back seven short months to that October evening when Canada’s political landscape was dramatically transformed. After a decade out of power — much of it as the third party in parliament — the Liberals were back in, led by Trudeau the younger. His brilliant campaign had brought out millions of new and mostly younger voters, ending the era of the dreaded Stephen Harper.

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