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Manitoba Government Abandons Plan to Stop Putting Public Notices in Papers

Manitoba Government Abandons Plan to Stop Putting Public Notices in Papers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislature - Cameron Friesen
Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen delivers the 2018 budget at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. The Manitoba government is backing down from a plan to stop publishing notices of everything from environmental protection changes to public health orders in newspapers. Cathy Cox, the minister for sport, culture and heritage, says the government realizes it was moving too fast, and will not enact the relevant sections of an omnibus bill now before the legislature. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is backing down from a plan to stop publishing notices of everything from environmental protection changes to public health orders in newspapers.

Cathy Cox, the minister for sport, culture and heritage, says the government realizes it was moving too fast, and will not enact the relevant sections of an omnibus bill now before the legislature.

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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

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 – 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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‘I Want to Use My Voice to Help Others:’ Manitoba Politician Reveals Sexual Assault

‘I Want to Use My Voice to Help Others:’ Manitoba Politician Reveals Sexual Assault

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Rochelle Squires - Sexual Assault
Manitoba Environment Minister Rochelle Squires responds to a question during a news conference after a Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting in Vancouver on Friday, November 3, 2017. After decades of silence and frequent self-blame, Squires, now Manitoba’s minister for the status of women, has come forward about being a survivor of sexual assault so she can help others realize there is a way to heal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – After decades of silence and frequent self-blame, Manitoba’s minister for the status of women has come forward about being a survivor of sexual assault so she can help others realize there is a way to heal.

Rochelle Squires, 47, told The Canadian Press she was raped when she was 13 and felt she couldn’t tell anyone.

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Manitoba Government Cuts Medicare Coverage for International Students

Manitoba Government Cuts Medicare Coverage for International Students

By 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 March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is eliminating medicare coverage for international students.

A regulatory change approved by the Progressive Conservative cabinet means international students will now have to buy private health insurance while studying in Manitoba.

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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

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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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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Manitoba Tories Say NDP Getting Political at Polling Station

Manitoba Tories Say NDP Getting Political at Polling Station

By The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
The Tories allege Point Douglas NDP candidate Bernadette Smith has posted photos on Twitter of voters in front of a polling station. (NDP)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are accusing the Opposition New Democrats of breaking election rules that ban political activities at polling stations.

The Tories have filed a complaint with the returning office in Point Douglas — a Winnipeg seat where advance polls are underway for a byelection on Tuesday.

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