WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won’t weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser.
“I do respect it’s a private organization. Private organizations have to make their own rules. They’ll have to decide, I suppose, on this issue like they have to decide on others,” Pallister said Wednesday.
WINNIPEG – With a quip about a woman’s high heels at a business luncheon, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister ended 2017 pretty much the way he started it — with a strange, seemingly out-of-the-blue comment that stirred up controversy and distracted from whatever message he might have been trying to convey.
It’s a problem that Pallister may want to address in the new year if he wants to improve his odds of being re-elected to a second term in 2020, says one political analyst.
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.
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.
WINNIPEG – Former federal cabinet minister Steven Fletcher, now a Progressive Conservative backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill.
Fletcher has been speaking out against a proposed law that would create a new Crown agency to promote energy efficiency, and has tied up two legislature committee meetings in recent weeks by asking questions for hours, late into the night.
WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to respond to Manitoba’s call for help in dealing with an influx of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States, Premier Brian Pallister said Thursday.
Pallister said he wrote to Trudeau more than a week ago to ask for money for housing, welfare, language training, legal aid and other services for border-crossers.