WINNIPEG—The Manitoba government raised the distinct possibility yesterday that it may allow private retailers to sell marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next July.
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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.
WINNIPEG—Cries from frustrated families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls grew louder yesterday as advocates in different parts of the country called for a reboot of the study following the resignation of a Métis commissioner.
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.
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.
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.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said his government has been talking with the Prime Minister's Office about ways to deal with the rising number of refugees illicitly-crossing the border from the United States.
WINNIPEG—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced some anger over indigenous issues and oil pipeline development during a town-hall meeting yesterday in Winnipeg.
Small groups of protesters scattered throughout the crowd of about 1,200 people held up anti-pipeline signs and shouted “Keep it in the ground.”
WINNIPEG—One of Canada’s two remaining NDP governments finds itself on the ropes as it heads into an election tomorrow with polls suggesting Manitoba voters are ready to turn to the Progressive Conservatives.
Premier Greg Selinger’s New Democrats have been in power for 16 years, but have faced voter anger since they raised the provincial sales tax in 2013.
WINNIPEG—Indigenous Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett met with the families of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Winnipeg yesterday and said she noticed a different tone from similar meetings in other cities.
“Today we heard many things a little bit different than other places,” Bennett said halfway through the day-long meeting.