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Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister says some hospitals in rural Manitoba will be closed or converted into personal care homes as part of the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to reform health care.

The province is dealing with an aging population, some rural communities are shrinking, and people who could be in a personal care home are instead in hospital in some cases, Pallister said in a year-end news conference Thursday.

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Architect Calls Out Premier Pallister for Focusing on Her Shoes Instead of Her Work

Architect Calls Out Premier Pallister for Focusing on Her Shoes Instead of Her Work

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a news conference at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 7, 2017. Experts say Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s quip about an award-winning architect’s fashion choices highlights how women are judged more on their looks than men. Pallister stepped into controversy when he began a speech Thursday by thanking Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce chair Johanna Hurme — for her shoes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – An award-winning architect says she has dealt with much worse in her professional life than a joke Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made about her fashion choices.

But Johanna Hurme says Pallister shouldn’t have acknowledged her presence at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce event by focusing on her shoes.

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Manitoba Premier Comments on Winnipeg Chamber Chair’s Appearance, High Heels

Manitoba Premier Comments on Winnipeg Chamber Chair’s Appearance, High Heels

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is taking criticism for making comments about the physical appearance of the woman who chairs the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

As he began giving a state of the province speech Thursday, Pallister spoke about Johanna Hurme, an award-winning architect.

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Manitoba Premier Promises to Attract More Investment to Province

Manitoba Premier Promises to Attract More Investment to Province

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is promising to attract more investment to the province as part of a revitalized economic development strategy.

Pallister has named Dave Angus, former CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and business owner Barb Gamey to lead the government’s efforts.

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Manitoba Premier Opens Up About Getting Lost, Injured in New Mexico Desert

Manitoba Premier Opens Up About Getting Lost, Injured in New Mexico Desert

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister choked up Tuesday as he recounted a harrowing night in the New Mexico desert that left him lost, wandering and with a broken arm.

“I am so happy to be alive. I am so thankful for the people down there,” said Pallister, who paused briefly to collect himself as he gave his first comments to media since an ill-fated hike Nov. 13.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Government Lays Out Agenda for Coming Year

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Government Lays Out Agenda for Coming Year

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces the Manitoba plan for cannabis retail and distribution at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is eyeing more job cuts in the public sector and more involvement of the private sector as it continues to wrestle with the deficit.

The Progressive Conservative government talks about several cost-cutting moves in its annual throne speech, which lays out the provincial agenda for the coming year.

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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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