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Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
NDP leader and former premier Greg Selinger, alongside his director of communications, Naline Rampersad, speaks with media at the Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the day after his party was defeated by the PC party with a majority. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger walked out of the Manitoba legislature for a final time Wednesday after 18 years as a provincial politician. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger welled up in the legislature Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fellow politicians, ending 18 years of sometimes-tumultuous service.

He used his final speech to call for a more inclusive political system.

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Manitobans Encouraged to Visit Black History Month Exhibit

Manitobans Encouraged to Visit Black History Month Exhibit

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (SHUTTERSTOCK)

A special exhibit marking Black History Month is on display at the Manitoba legislature beginning today.

On the Road North: Black Canada and the Journey to Freedom is a 10-panel display that highlights the heroes, honoured places and momentous events in Canada that helped to end slavery.

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Snow Sculpture Honours 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Snow Sculpture Honours 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Battle of Vimy Ridge Snow Sculpture
A snow sculpture paying tribute to the Battle of Vimy Ridge was unveiled at the Manitoba legislature on Monday, February 13, 2017. (@MIN_SQUIRES / TWITTER)

A snow sculpture unveiled Monday at the Manitoba legislative pays special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The sculpture is a replica of Canada Bereft, a monument at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and was crafted by sculptor David Macnair.

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Canada’s Governor General in Winnipeg on Tuesday

Canada’s Governor General in Winnipeg on Tuesday

David Johnston
Governor General David Johnston (GG.CA)

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.

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Plaque Honouring Sgt. Tommy Prince Unveiled at Manitoba Legislature

Plaque Honouring Sgt. Tommy Prince Unveiled at Manitoba Legislature

By Sarah Klein

Sgt. Tommy Prince
Sgt. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Prince

WINNIPEG — A plaque honouring Sgt. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Prince will soon be installed at the Manitoba legislature.

The plaque was unveiled in the rotunda on Tuesday, and will eventually sit in the building’s Hall of Honour.

Prince became one of the most decorated First Nations veterans in Canadian history, serving in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

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University Students Rally at Legislature Against ‘Unregulated’ Tuition

University Students Rally at Legislature Against ‘Unregulated’ Tuition

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — Post-secondary students plan to rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building today to demonstrate the importance of accessible, affordable and high-quality education.

Their concern is unregulated tuition fees, which they say could slam the door on opportunity for many Manitobans.

“We need strong, stable public funding for post-secondary education in Manitoba,” says Michael Barkman, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students — Manitoba.

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Hundreds Grieve at Winnipeg Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

Hundreds Grieve at Winnipeg Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

AR-15
In this April 10, 2013 file photo, a newly- assembled AR-15 rifle is shown at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. The semi-automatic rifle used in Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida is classified as a restricted weapon in Canada and most people can only use it at a gun range. (THE CANADIAN PRESSS/AP/Charles Krupa)

WINNIPEG — Nearly 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of the Manitoba Legislative Building Monday night in solidarity for a vigil honouring the victims of the senseless mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning.

At least 49 were killed and 53 injured when gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. He was killed in a shootout with police who used an armoured vehicle to break down a wall into the club.

Members of Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* community and other supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil, where names of all 49 victims were written on cards and placed on the steps of the legislature.

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