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Manitoba NDP Leader’s Criminal Past Fair Game in Legislature: Speaker

Manitoba NDP Leader’s Criminal Past Fair Game in Legislature: Speaker

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Judy Klassen
Judy Klassen speaks during a media availability in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Speaker of the Manitoba legislature has rejected a request to forbid politicians from discussing their opponents’ criminal convictions and other troubles. Myrna Driedger says freedom of speech is integral to the parliamentary system, and legislature members have the right to speak their minds in debate. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The Speaker of the Manitoba legislature rejected a request Monday to forbid politicians from discussing their opponents’ criminal convictions and other troubles.

Myrna Driedger rejected a request from Liberal member Judy Klassen, who wanted Tory government members banned from referencing NDP Leader Wab Kinew’s legal troubles during debates in the chamber.

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Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. The leader of the Manitoba’s Opposition is calling for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died on a bus travelling to Winnipeg for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey, who was 58, was travelling from Thompson for a follow-up appointment after a recent heart surgery. He died on October 3rd during a 10-hour bus trip. NDP Leader Wab Kinew says both Manitoba Health and the federal government’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch didn’t offer to pay for a flight and refused to cover expenses for a family member to go with Donkey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – The leader of Manitoba’s Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment.

Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a followup appointment after a recent heart surgery.

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When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont addresses supporters after winning a provincial byelection in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Armed with a new legislature seat and more clout for his long-suffering party, Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says he intends to fight against the Progressive Conservative government’s cost-cutting agenda and for public spending to stimulate the economy and reduce the deficit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Westman residents can be forgiven for forgetting that a provincial byelection just took place. While usually dull affairs, that wasn’t the case this time and the outcome could have an interesting impact on the province’s political future.

When the polls closed in the St. Boniface riding on July 17, the results were surprising.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Widen Lead Over NDP: Poll

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The governing Progressive Conservatives, under Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, have widened their lead over the opposition NDP, a new poll suggests.

According to a new Mainstreet Research UltraPoll, released on Friday, the PCs have 49.8 percent support — up six percent since January — while the NDP is at 38.7 percent.

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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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Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

Former Premier Greg Selinger to Resign as St. Boniface MLA

Greg Selinger
Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger speaks to media after voting in the Manitoba election in Winnipeg on April 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is exiting provincial politics amid sexual harassment accusations against one of his former NDP cabinet ministers.

Selinger, the MLA for St. Boniface, announced Tuesday he would be resigning effective March 7.

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Former Manitoba Premier Apologizes After Women Allege Ex-Minister Tickled Them

Former Manitoba Premier Apologizes After Women Allege Ex-Minister Tickled Them

By The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
Manitoba NDP Leader and Premier Greg Selinger speaks to media after voting in the Manitoba election in Winnipeg on April 19, 2016. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former ministers sexually harassed them. Government workers say Stan Struthers, a NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing — but declining calls from his own leader to resign — after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former cabinet ministers sexually harassed them.

Several women who worked with Stan Struthers, an NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, say he tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks.

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Ex-Staffer Says Former Manitoba Cabinet Minister Groped Her, Tried Tickling Her

Ex-Staffer Says Former Manitoba Cabinet Minister Groped Her, Tried Tickling Her

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Stan Struthers
A former Manitoba cabinet minister is apologizing after women have come forward alleging he tickled them and made inappropriate remarks while he was in government for over a decade. Manitoba Finance Minister Stan Struthers pauses during a press conference at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Another former Manitoba government employee says she was groped and sexually harassed by a longtime NDP cabinet minister.

Shannon Van Raes told The Canadian Press she worked with Stan Struthers in 2010 when he was agriculture minister. She said that on a flight to an announcement, Struthers asked if she liked being tickled.

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