Brampton, Ont., man charged in death of his 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital: police

By | February 20, 2019

A man from the Toronto-area charged with first-degree murder last week in the death of his 11-year-old daughter died Wednesday, according to Peel police.  Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, had been in Sunnybrook Hospital with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound since the night of his daughter’s death. Rajkumar was arrested at about midnight on Feb. 14, around the same time… Read More »

Timeline: SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould

By | February 20, 2019

A chronology of events in the SNC-Lavalin controversy: Feb. 19, 2015 — The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin, over allegations it used bribery to get government business in Libya. SNC-Lavalin says the charges are without merit and stem from “alleged reprehensible deeds by former employees who left the company long ago.”… Read More »

Evidence from phone wiretaps, audio bugs scrutinized at drive-by shooting trial

By | February 20, 2019

Disagreements over what two murder suspects said in secret recordings made by police took up the last day of testimony at their trial in a Winnipeg courtroom. On Wednesday, court listened to clips of audio from phone wiretaps and audio bugs inside a Donald Street apartment and a vehicle used by Julian Donally Telfer and Paige Crossman. Both have… Read More »

Manitoba opposition parties renew criticism of hydro review after departure of Gordon Campbell

By | February 20, 2019

Manitoba’s opposition parties are again questioning the purpose of a hydro review following the departure of the former politician hired to lead the process. The province hired former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell last fall to mount an external economic review of the decision-making process behind the Keeyask Generating Station and the Bipole III power transmission line projects, both of which are estimated… Read More »

Indigenous culture needs to be considered in work to end homelessness, report says

By | February 20, 2019

An Indigenous cultural lens should be applied to programs and policies that aim to help the homeless in Winnipeg, a new report says. More than 70 per cent of the homeless people who provided information for the Winnipeg Street Health Survey Report were Indigenous, and their “cultural lens” must be part of efforts to end the problem, the… Read More »

Province ‘pausing’ relationship with former B.C. premier after allegations

By | February 20, 2019

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:07PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:24PM CST The Manitoba government says it is “pausing” its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper that the former B.C. premier groped a woman in the United Kingdom. Campbell was hired by Manitoba last fall to review… Read More »