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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.