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Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba NDP says it will appoint two women to lead a commission that will help develop a safe workplace policy for the party.

The move comes a few days after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked former premier Greg Selinger to resign his legislature seat over allegations that a former cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.

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Manitoba Premier Says He’s Aware of Two Inappropriate Conduct Complaints

Manitoba Premier Says He’s Aware of Two Inappropriate Conduct Complaints

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a press conference during the Council of Federation meetings in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday July 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says two complaints about inappropriate conduct have come across his desk since the Progressive Conservatives took office two years ago.

He said the allegations were from the same person and the situation was dealt with.

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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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Ontario NDP Chief of Staff Put on Leave Amid Manitoba Tickling Scandal

Ontario NDP Chief of Staff Put on Leave Amid Manitoba Tickling Scandal

By The Canadian Press

Stan Struthers
Manitoba Finance Minister Stan Struthers talks to media about the 2012-2013 budget at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Michael Balagus, a former chief of staff in the Manitoba premier’s office, denied Friday that he had been about two complaints from women who said they were touched inappropriately by cabinet minister Stan Struthers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Michael Balagus
Michael Balagus(TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE)

TORONTO — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has removed her chief of staff after he was accused of not taking seriously sexual misconduct allegations brought to him during his time at Manitoba’s legislature.

Horwath says that Michael Balagus, who also served as former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger’s chief of staff, has been placed on leave until she can determine whether it’s appropriate for him to continue working for the party.

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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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Documents Show Wab Kinew Cash-Raising Winner in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

Documents Show Wab Kinew Cash-Raising Winner in Manitoba NDP Leadership Race

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Newly released documents show Wab Kinew raised about five times as much money as his opponent in the race for the leadership of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party.

The documents, filed by each campaign team with Elections Manitoba, say Kinew raised more than $66,000 compared to just $13,900 for Steve Ashton.

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Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

Manitoba NDP Wipes Out Red Ink from Election

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, responds at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s New Democratic Party has gone from a party-orange shade of red to black by clearing outstanding debt from the 2016 election.

The party raised $82,500 during a year-end fundraiser, bringing in nearly twice of what was raised during the same period in 2016.

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Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, listens at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has announced the party’s critics and caucus roles.

Kinew, who was elected leader on the weekend by party members, will be critic for intergovernmental affairs and international relations, Francophone affairs and municipal relations.

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Woman at Centre of Wab Kinew Domestic Assault Allegations Says She Was Thrown

Woman at Centre of Wab Kinew Domestic Assault Allegations Says She Was Thrown

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew attends a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The woman at the centre of 14-year-old allegations of domestic violence against Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew says she was thrown across a room and left with rug burn on her legs.

In an interview with The Canadian Press Thursday, Tara Hart said she had been dating Kinew for about two years while they were in university.

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Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

Three Unions Throw Support Behind Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew appears at a news conference in Winnipeg on Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — NDP leadership hopeful Wab Kinew has landed the support of three prominent unions.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505, Canadian Union of Public Employees – Manitoba, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085 have endorsed Kinew to be the party’s next leader.

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