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.
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.
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.