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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.