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 Gordon Campbell’s departure

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 »

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 »

Half of Canada’s prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests

By | February 20, 2019

About half of Canada’s inmates were abused as children, suggests a new study out of McMaster University. Medical student Claire Bodkin led a team that studied data from 30 years of research into Canadian inmates. Their work was published in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).   The researchers found 65 per cent of female inmates experienced abuse in… Read More »

Characteristics of Winnipeg’s homeless population not changing: street health report

By | February 20, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:53PM CST Last Updated Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:06PM CST An organization working to end homelessness in the city called for change Wednesday while releasing a report that showed in some ways, little has. “Really, who’s dealing with homelessness in Winnipeg, the general characteristics, really hasn’t changed over the past ten… Read More »