Bringing Health Care Off the Highway: Jackman-Atkinson

Bringing Health Care Off the Highway: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., on June 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Wenig)

This week, the provincial government announced a new plan to make health care more accessible to Manitobans. Manitoba’s Clinical and Preventative Services Plan was developed over 18 months and included the input of thousands of frontline health care providers and about 300 clinical leaders. The goal is to decentralize health care from Winnipeg, putting it closer to the province’s residents.

Along with the announcement, the province said they’ll invest $2 billion into the health care system in the next four years. This includes $250 million for initiatives identified by clinical leaders.

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RCMP Charge Ontario Man with Terrorism-Related Offences

RCMP Charge Ontario Man with Terrorism-Related Offences

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — A southern Ontario man who once stood trial in Turkey for having alleged links to the Islamic State group is now facing similar charges in Canada, the RCMP said Friday.

Ikar Mao of Guelph, Ont., was formally charged Friday morning with one count each of participating in the activities of a terrorist group and leaving Canada to take part in terrorist group activity, Const. Louise Savard said.

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‘The System is Broken:’ Many Can’t Afford Lawyers, Don’t Qualify for Legal Aid

‘The System is Broken:’ Many Can’t Afford Lawyers, Don’t Qualify for Legal Aid

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY — Legal experts say the justice system is failing Canada’s working poor, many of whom are unable to afford lawyers and end up pleading guilty or representing themselves in court.

In Alberta, legal aid isn’t available to anyone making over $20,000 a year. In Ontario, the threshold is $17,731. British Columbia’s limit is $19,560, while it’s slightly higher in Quebec at $22,750.

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Manitoba Legislature Starts Winter Break with Many Bills Not Passed

Manitoba Legislature Starts Winter Break with Many Bills Not Passed

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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The Manitoba legislature started its winter break Thursday with bills governing everything from Sunday shopping to public cannabis consumption still not passed into law. Chief Justice Richard Chartier, administrator of the Province of Manitoba, reads the Speech from the Throne at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Monday, Nov. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba legislature has started its winter break with bills still in limbo on everything from Sunday shopping to public cannabis consumption.

Politicians gave final approval to only one of the 20 bills put forward by the Progressive Conservative government — a law that expands employment leave for victims of violence.

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