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Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

By The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday, March 27, 2014. A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a crash that left Fletcher a quadriplegic was a gift. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a highway crash that left one of her colleagues a quadriplegic was a gift.

Judy Klassen, a Liberal legislature member, made the remark to former MP Steven Fletcher, who sits as an Independent in the Manitoba legislature.

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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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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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