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Manitoba Liberal Leader Seeking to Win Legislature Seat in St. Boniface

Manitoba Liberal Leader Seeking to Win Legislature Seat in St. Boniface

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Lamont is running for a legislature seat in an upcoming byelection in St. Boniface. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont will seek the recently vacated legislature seat in the St. Boniface constituency.

Lamont was elected leader of the Liberal party last October, but has never held elected office.

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Hitting the Road for Westman Tour

Manitoba Liberal Leader Hitting the Road for Westman Tour

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal leader Dougald Lamont

Manitoba Liberal leader Dougald Lamont is heading out for a tour of Western Manitoba over the coming days.

Lamont will visit residents in Boissevain, Virden, Brandon, Neepawa, Rossburn, Dauphin, and Swan River before finishing in The Pas for the Trapper’s Festival.

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Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council at Red River College in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town hall meeting with some 1,800 people at the University of Manitoba Wednesday night.

Trudeau was asked by some people whether he would boost the number of immigrants accepted into Canada every year.

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Justin Trudeau to Appear in Town Hall Event at University of Manitoba

Justin Trudeau to Appear in Town Hall Event at University of Manitoba

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during the closing news conference at the World Economic Forum Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. Trudeau is saluting the courage of women who’ve levied allegations of sexual misconduct against the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s coast-to-coast town hall circuit is continuing as the Liberal leader makes a stop in Winnipeg next week.

Trudeau will appear at a town hall event at the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Centre on Wednesday, January 31.

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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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Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Solitary Confinement
A solitary confinement cell is shown in a handout photo from the Office of the Correctional Investigator. The federal government is introducing legislation that would limit how long prison inmates can be kept in solitary confinement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Office of the Correctional Investigator)

OTTAWA – The federal government introduced legislation Monday to restrict the use of solitary confinement inside federal prisons and to better protect prisoners with mental illness or at risk of self-harm or suicide.

Once passed, the bill would — for the first time — impose a so-called legislative framework establishing a time limit for what prison officials call administrative segregation.

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Ex-Manitoba Liberal Leader Running for Top Job Six Years After Being Forced Out

Ex-Manitoba Liberal Leader Running for Top Job Six Years After Being Forced Out

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Jon Gerrard
Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard speaks with the media in August 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Six years after resigning the Manitoba Liberal leadership amid pressure from party members, Jon Gerrard is trying to get his old job back.

Gerrard has told a crowd of supporters that people have been calling on him to run again.

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