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Transit union says bus drivers won’t enforce fare payment Thursday

By | June 26, 2019

Winnipeg’s transit union said bus drivers won’t enforce or inform riders of their obligation to pay fares Thursday, including service to and from the Winnipeg Blue Bomber game. “We’re taking this step because the City of Winnipeg isn’t listening to our proposals and isn’t showing a willingness to bargain in good faith,” said Aleem Chaudhary, the union’s president.… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit drivers won’t ask riders to pay Thursday amid escalating tensions with city

By | June 26, 2019

Bus drivers on Thursday won’t ask riders to pay in an act of defiance toward the city and its failure to negotiate a fair deal, says the union representing transit operators. “We’re taking this step because the City of Winnipeg isn’t listening to our proposals and isn’t showing a willingness to bargain in good faith,” Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505… Read More »

‘These people have to survive’: City’s about-face on plan to dismantle homeless camps praised

By | June 26, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s decision to scrap a plan to hire a contractor to get rid of garbage from temporary homeless camps is being praised by advocates and a resident who lives next to a park where people sometimes sleep. “These people have to survive, they have to live,” said Wolseley resident Ray Hignell who lives on Palmerston… Read More »

‘We don’t want another 30 years of dictatorship’: First Nation unites to oust ‘lifetime’ chief

By | June 26, 2019

While Canada was celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day last week, about 30 members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen met outside the locked gates of a half-built community centre to topple Chief Edward Machimity, who has gripped the reins of power in the small northern Ontario community for more than 30 years. For the members who gathered last… Read More »

Winnipeg police constable abused authority by making threats against hotel and staff

By | June 25, 2019

A Winnipeg police officer has been demoted for threatening to harm a city business for their perceived refusal to turn over surveillance footage. Const. Richard Comte was found to have abused his authority in repeated attempts to obtain security video shot at the Green Brier Inn, during an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in October 2015. Under the Law Enforcement Review… Read More »

Province ordered agreement involving brokers in online auto insurance at expected cost of $23M: MPI documents

By | June 25, 2019

The board of Manitoba Public Insurance will turn over all of its online services to insurance brokers in a deal it didn’t want, but felt compelled to take because of the insistence of the provincial government, internal documents show. A package of documents, emails and presentations show Tory-appointed board members were squeamish about an agreement with insurance brokers that MPI estimated will cost Manitobans… Read More »