WINNIPEG – A Manitoba law that forbade members of the legislature from switching party caucuses — an action commonly called floor-crossing — did not violate the Charter of Rights, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Tuesday.
Justice Sheldon Lanchbery rejected a lawsuit brought by Independent legislature member Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last year.
Accessing burial records of those resting in Winnipeg cemeteries is being made easier through a new app.
The City of Winnipeg is now using the iCemetery app as an easy search tool for burial records at Transcona Cemetery. Data from St. Vital Cemetery will be available later this summer, with data availability for the Brookside Cemetery scheduled for a later date.
A four-year-old boy has died in Shamattawa, Manitoba while swimming in Gods River.
RCMP say the child began struggling while in the water on June 12 and eventually went under. In-water, boat and shore searches couldn’t locate the child. Community members set up nets to prevent the child from being swept away by the current.
OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year, the federal ethics commissioner said Monday.
Morneau found himself in political hot water when he introduced the pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. The finance minister rejected the allegations, which were among a series of ethical questions he faced late last year.