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Kinew chosen as leader

WINNIPEG—Rookie politician, indigenous rights' activist, and author Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP on Saturday and he vowed to rebuild the opposition party as he continues to face questions about his troubled past.

Party members elected Kinew, 35, over veteran cabinet minister Steve Ashton by almost a 3-1 margin—728-253.

Carter out of hospital

WINNIPEG—Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has been released from a Winnipeg hospital a day after he became dehydrated while volunteering with a “Habitat for Humanity” home-building event in the city.

A statement from the Habitat organization said Carter, who is 92, was released this morning and attended the daily devotional at the build site.

Pallister refuses to defend work ethic

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he doesn't have to explain his work habits or reveal how he communicates with staff while at his vacation home in Costa Rica.

“I work harder than any premier that's been around here for a long, long time. I don't have to defend my work ethic to you or anyone else,” Pallister said following question period yesterday.

Premier says Manitoba not intimidated by feds

WINNIPEG—Manitoba is not worried about being the last province standing in a health-funding dispute with Ottawa and will not be rushed into accepting any deals, Premier Brian Pallister said yesterday.

“We're standing alone. I'm not afraid of that and I'm not anything but proud of the fact we're willing to do that,” Pallister told reporters.

Man. premier wants federal help

WINNIPEG—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to respond to Manitoba's call for help in dealing with an influx of asylum-seekers crossing the border from the United States, Premier Brian Pallister said Friday.

Pallister said he wrote to Trudeau more than a week ago to ask for money for housing, welfare, language training, legal aid, and other services for border-crossers.