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.
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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.
WINNIPEG—A two-day conference cannot put an end to racism in Winnipeg and may not undo the accusation that it is the most racist city in Canada, Mayor Brian Bowman conceded Friday.
But it is a starting point to help make the city a more inclusive place, he said in his closing remarks.