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Manitoba Premier Says He’ll Take the Federal Government to Court Over Carbon Tax

Manitoba Premier Says He’ll Take the Federal Government to Court Over Carbon Tax

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is prepared to take the federal government to court if Ottawa imposes a higher carbon tax than the province is planning, Premier Brian Pallister said Friday.

“I have a simple message for Ottawa today — back off or we’ll see you in court,” Pallister told reporters called to his office.

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Manitoba’s Governing Tories Raising a Lot More Money Than Opponents

Manitoba’s Governing Tories Raising a Lot More Money Than Opponents

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’s governing Progressive Conservatives are widening their cash advantage over the opposition parties.

New documents filed with Elections Manitoba show the Tories raised $2.3 million through contributions and fundraising last year.

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Metis Want Courts to Overturn Manitoba Decision on Cancelled Payment

Metis Want Courts to Overturn Manitoba Decision on Cancelled Payment

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

David Chartrand
David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, March 8, 2013. The Manitoba Metis Federation says it is planning legal action over a proposed $67-million deal with Manitoba Hydro that was quashed by the provincial government last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation plans to ask the courts to overturn a provincial government decision and uphold a tentative agreement that would see it get $67 million for supporting new energy projects.

The federation said it’s assembling a legal team that will file for a judicial review of Premier Brian Pallister’s move last week to quash a deal that had been negotiated between the federation and Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro.

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Manitoba Hydro Board Resigns Over Inability to Meet with Pallister Government

Manitoba Hydro Board Resigns Over Inability to Meet with Pallister Government

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — Nine of the 10 members on the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board resigned Wednesday over what they say were failed attempts to meet with Premier Brian Pallister and his government.

“For over a year we have attempted to meet with the premier to resolve a number of critical issues related to the finances and governance of Manitoba Hydro, including matters related to Hydro’s efforts to further develop its relationship with Indigenous peoples,” a statement from the board said.

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Gas Prices Going Up, Ambulance Fees Going Down: Manitoba Budget

Gas Prices Going Up, Ambulance Fees Going Down: Manitoba Budget

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen speaks about the 2018 budget during media lockup at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Monday, March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba residents will be paying just over five cents more for a litre of gas after the carbon tax kicks in Sept. 1., but the province has promised that all its revenues will eventually be returned to Manitobans through tax reductions.

Premier Brian Pallister said Manitobans have had to learn how to do more with less, and with the upcoming carbon tax and increased hydro rates, he said it’s important to find a balance to make sure money is still ending up on Manitoba families’ tables.

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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

Emerson Refugees
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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Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who is now a government backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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.

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