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Manitoba Promises Less Red Tape For Doctors

WINNIPEG - The province says it will work with Doctors Manitoba to reduce unnecessary red tape faced by physicians. According to health minister Audrey Gordon, the goal is to give more time for patients and help retain doctors. Gordon says a task force will identify and then streamline or eliminate unnecessary administrative burdens placed on…

Ben Carr Running For Dad's Winnipeg Seat

WINNIPEG - The son of former federal Liberal cabinet minister Jim Carr is looking to follow in his father's footsteps. Ben Carr has announced he will seek the party’s nomination in the Winnipeg South Centre riding that was held by his dad before his death in December. Carr, who is 36, says choosing to run…

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Manitoba Promises Less Red Tape For Doctors

WINNIPEG - The province says it will work with Doctors Manitoba to reduce unnecessary red tape faced by physicians. According to health minister Audrey Gordon, the goal is to give more time for patients and help retain doctors. Gordon says a task force will identify and then streamline or eliminate unnecessary administrative burdens placed on…

Ben Carr Running For Dad's Winnipeg Seat

WINNIPEG - The son of former federal Liberal cabinet minister Jim Carr is looking to follow in his father's footsteps. Ben Carr has announced he will seek the party’s nomination in the Winnipeg South Centre riding that was held by his dad before his death in December. Carr, who is 36, says choosing to run…

Manitoba MP Candice Bergen Resigns

WINNIPEG - Candice Bergen has submitted her letter of resignation as the longtime MP for the Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar. She announced her decision after the weekly Conservative caucus meeting. Bergen did not divulge her plans for the future. Manitoba finance minister Cameron Friesen had already announced he would be leaving provincial politics to seek…

Murder Suspect To Undergo Psychiatric Assessment

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man, charged with killing his mom and dad and stabbing a former supervisor at a Winnipeg hospital 14 times, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment. A judge has granted an application from the Crown for the assessment to determine whether Trevor Farley was suffering from a mental disorder at…

Winnipeg MLAs Promoted In Cabinet Shuffle

WINNIPEG - Monday's provincial cabinet shuffle seems to be designed to raise the profile of suburban Winnipeg Progressive Conservatives in danger of losing their seats in the fall election. Premier Heather Stefanson has removed three members who have announced they will not be seeking re-election and added four backbenchers from Winnipeg’s suburbs to her inner…

Friesen Jumping To Federal Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says her finance minister’s decision to jump to federal politics won't affect preparations for her government's spring budget. Cameron Friesen says he will leave cabinet and resign his seat in the legislature in order to seek the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Portage-Lisgar after the resignation of…

Manitoba Announces 2nd Affordability Payment

WINNIPEG - The Opposition NDP says the Conservative government is trying to help it’s chances in the fall election by cutting a second round of affordability cheques to Manitobans. Everyone with a net family income of less than $175,000 last year will get a payment to help with the high cost of living. Single people…

Premiers To Meet With PM On Health Care

WINNIPEG - Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson says she is encouraged that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to meet with the provinces to discuss health care funding. Stefanson chairs the premiers' Council of the Federation which will sit down with the PM on February 7th instead of talking through the media. The premiers want Ottawa to…

Substitute Teacher Shortage In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Staff shortages are causing more school divisions in the province to hire substitute teachers even if they are not certified. The Manitoba Teachers' Society says the use of non-certified subs has been going on for years in rural areas. Brandon, Sunrise and Western School Divisions all have substitute teaching positions posted where they…

More Inflation Help Could Be Coming For Manitobans

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson is hinting at more cost of living relief later this week. Her Conservative government issued cheques last fall to seniors and low and middle income families with children to help them cope with rising inflation. It seems Stefanson is ready to do something for other people as everybody is…

Manitoba's Pre-Budget Web Page Goes Live

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government's pre-budget consultation web page is now live. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen says his government wants to hear from families across the province as it prepares the 2023 budget which will be tabled after the legislature is back in session in March. The governing Conservatives are also hosting telephone town halls…

Manitoba Doctor's Sex Trial In Doubt

WINNIPEG - Lawyers for a Manitoba doctor accused of sexual assault say they plan to apply for a judicial stay of proceedings. Dr. Arcel Bissonnette faces 22 counts of sexual assault against female patients when he worked in Ste. Anne between 2004 and 2017. The trial adjourned on Wednesday after the defence raised concerns about…

Manitoba Premier Stefanson Makes More Changes

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has made more changes to the people around her. She has promoted Brad Salyn from policy director to chief of staff. He is the third person in that position since Stefanson became premier in 2021. Kelly McRae, who worked as a policy director at Winnipeg City Hall under former…

Manitoba Mounties Asking For Your Help

WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP are once again requesting information about a migrant family's time in Canada one year after their bodies were found near the US border. The Patel family, a father, mother and two children, was found near Emerson, just metres from the border. Police say they died from exposure. The Mounties say they…

Feds Help Restore Lake Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The federal government is helping to restore the health of the Lake Winnipeg watershed. Ottawa has announced funding of $1.6 million to support projects aimed at reducing nutrient loads in the lake basin. Canada's sixth largest lake has been in decline over the years as levels of phosphorus and nitrogen climb. Those nutrients…

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