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‘He’s Got a Hold of Me:’ Woman Says She Was Groped by Manitoba Politician

‘He’s Got a Hold of Me:’ Woman Says She Was Groped by Manitoba Politician

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cliff Graydon
Cliff Graydon, Manitoba MLA for Emerson who was kicked out of the Manitoba PC government’s caucus for inappropriate comments to staff, speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba Thursday, November 8, 2018. Graydon spoke about his political future, legislative issues and priorities moving forward. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A longtime Manitoba Progressive Conservative party member and volunteer says she was groped by a legislature member ousted from government caucus last month over inappropriate remarks to female staff.

The woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears coming forward might hurt her career, said she was at a party function at Tavern United, which has a rooftop bar in downtown Winnipeg, in September 2017 when she saw Cliff Graydon and stopped to say hello.

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Inappropriate Comments Stem from Outdated Sense of Humour: Manitoba Politician

Inappropriate Comments Stem from Outdated Sense of Humour: Manitoba Politician

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cliff Graydon
Cliff Graydon, Manitoba MLA for Emerson who was kicked out of the Manitoba PC government’s caucus for inappropriate comments to staff, speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba Thursday, November 8, 2018. Graydon spoke about his political future, legislative issues and priorities moving forward. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba legislature member who was booted from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus over inappropriate remarks said Thursday he is not a sexual harasser, but later admitted some of his comments could be construed as harassment.

Cliff Graydon, 72, described himself as a product of a bygone era as he answered questions for the first time since being ejected by the Tories last month.

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Manitoba Tories Reject Bill on Weight and Height Discrimination

Manitoba Tories Reject Bill on Weight and Height Discrimination

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Janice Filmon delivers the Throne Speech during the opening of the second session of the 41st Legislature Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government appears set to kill a Liberal bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of weight and body size. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government appears set to kill a Liberal bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of weight and body size.

Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard introduced the private member’s bill earlier this year and touted it as a first in Canada. It would add weight and body size as protected grounds under the province’s Human Rights Code alongside religion, sex, disability and other items.

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Manitoba Tories Show Some Support for Liberal Bill Banning Weight Discrimination

Manitoba Tories Show Some Support for Liberal Bill Banning Weight Discrimination

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Jon Gerrard
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dr. Jon Gerrard is shown prior to the televised debate, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Winnipeg, Man. A move to outlaw discrimination based on weight and size has moved a step closer to becoming law in Manitoba, although the government is not making any commitments. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – A move to ban discrimination based on weight and size under Manitoba’s human rights code has moved a step closer to becoming law, although the Progressive Conservative government has not yet committed to passing it.

Liberal legislature member Jon Gerrard has tried three times to get support for a private member’s bill that would add weight and size as grounds for human rights protection. He didn’t get any support for his previous two attempts, but the Tories have now voted in favour of sending Gerrard’s bill to a legislature committee for public hearings Wednesday night.

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When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont addresses supporters after winning a provincial byelection in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Armed with a new legislature seat and more clout for his long-suffering party, Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says he intends to fight against the Progressive Conservative government’s cost-cutting agenda and for public spending to stimulate the economy and reduce the deficit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Westman residents can be forgiven for forgetting that a provincial byelection just took place. While usually dull affairs, that wasn’t the case this time and the outcome could have an interesting impact on the province’s political future.

When the polls closed in the St. Boniface riding on July 17, the results were surprising.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Brian Pallister
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 — The governing Progressive Conservatives, under Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, have widened their lead over the opposition NDP, a new poll suggests.

According to a new Mainstreet Research UltraPoll, released on Friday, the PCs have 49.8 percent support — up six percent since January — while the NDP is at 38.7 percent.

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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

Hydro Tower
(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

Cameron Friesen
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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