WINNIPEG – A Manitoba law that forbade members of the legislature from switching party caucuses — an action commonly called floor-crossing — did not violate the Charter of Rights, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Tuesday.
Justice Sheldon Lanchbery rejected a lawsuit brought by Independent legislature member Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last year.
WINNIPEG — Governor General David Johnston will pay the city a visit on Tuesday.
Johnston will begin his day by presenting the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building to six laureates to highlight their contributions in advancing equality for women.