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Winnipeg Human Rights News: April 16th-22nd

Our director speaks out about the Province's behaviour in the flood class-action lawsuit, drag entertainers deliver lunch, a landlord discriminates based on race, and more.

Missing Persons AlertUPDATE: Kaitlyn Emily Parker has been found safe.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'I keep busy, is how I cope': young mom with terminal cancer has raised $3K for research: CBC

  2. Winnipeggers with Parkinson's fight back against disease with boxing program: CBC

  3. Winnipeg neighbourhood group lays off staff after provincial funding shortfall: CBC

  4. 'We are never going to forget them': 10 years on, Raza family grateful for sanctuary in Winnipeg church: CBC

  5. 'You have to have lunch delivered by drag entertainers at least once in your life': fundraiser organizer: CBC

  6. Dennis Ward sits down with Bear Clan Patrol Executive Director, James Favel: APTN News

  7. Debut novel a breakthrough, wins tops award: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Professors, students, advocates take to the streets in March for Science rally: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Push for Change campaign reaches Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. CEO Sleepout makes big changes to launch 6th year: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg celebrates Charter of Rights: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Pride Winnipeg Festival promises more inclusive events, unveils new theme: CBC

  2. Woman in labour requests hospital ride from Facebook group to avoid taking taxi: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Asylum seekers paid up to $2K US each to be smuggled into Canada, border agents allege: CBC

  2. 'It's been vile': Group that helps refugees find work fed up with racist comments: CBC

  3. CBC hosts fiery town hall on asylum seekers in Canada: CBC

  4. 3 out of 135 recent asylum seekers deemed danger to the public, detained in Manitoba: CBC

  5. Local Yazidi refugees ring in the new year apart: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Winnipeg Landlord Doesn't Even Wait To Meet Renter To Discriminate: Huffington Post


  1. NDP slams Pallister government's plan to revamp pesticide law, but municipalities welcome change: CBC

  2. Pallister government quietly shutters agency responsible for environmental protection programs: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Over 100 people forced from homes as rivers rise on Opaskwayak Nation in Manitoba: APTN News

  4. Spring flooding starts in Northern Manitoba: APTN News

  5. Long Plain flood evacuees likely going home, Peguis weeks away: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. City giving away compost at Earth Day party: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Where it's Earth Day, every day: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'It's mean to us': Seniors stranded for a week after elevators at Winnipeg condo building break down: CBC

  2. Winnipeg bystanders step up to the plate for a third of heart attack patients: CBC

  3. Activist says Manitoba Health was 'deceitful' to withhold chiropractic report: CBC

  4. Health minister hints that changes are coming to chiropractic subsidies: CBC

  5. Premier urges patience from rural residents expecting quick fix to rural healthcare: CBC

  6. Canadian researchers find new compound to potentially fight antibiotic-resistant infections: CBC

  7. Publicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says: CBC

  8. 'A huge blow for our community': Winnipeggers speak out against Concordia ER closure at town hall: CBC

  9. Manitoba ombudsman launches probe into MRI patient information leak: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Investigation launched after medical information of Winnipeg Jets players, politicians leaked: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  11. 'The system failed': addict kept getting prescribed opioids, says grieving mom: CBC

  12. Patient Puppets help sick kids understand their illnesses and enjoy time at the hospital: CBC

  13. Winnipeg addict talks about ‘getting clean’ from opioid use: APTN News

  14. Province's decision whether to cover $350 abortion pill months away: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Mental health gets royal treatment: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Dream about lanterns inspires MMIW gathering on Winnipeg bridge: CBC

  2. First Nations youth launch album covering hope, challenges of living in remote communities: CBC

  3. Residents of western Manitoba First Nation frustrated by crumbling highway: CBC

  4. New version of Louis Riel opera emphasizes Indigenous roles and languages: CBC

  5. Death toll in flooded-out Manitoba First Nation hits 92 as evacuees wait to return home: CBC

  6. Manitoba flood evacuees get Easter surprise: CBC

  7. The deadly cocktail: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Healing by the fireside: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Pilgrims marching for indigenous rights: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Indigenous community questions appointeesWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Opting for litigation over reconciliation: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Tuition protest the start of a 'long and escalating fight back': Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Stricter rules for inmate supervision needed after prison kitchen stabbing: inquest: CBC

  3. Former cabinet minister-turned-Manitoba judge broke conflict of interest rules, commissioner finds: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Commissioner had 'no jurisdiction over Justice Toews': Tapper: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Man found guilty of fatal double stabbing in Winnipeg rooming house: CBC

  6. Winnipeg media apply to broadcast trial of Tina Fontaine's accused killer: CBC, APTN News

  7. Roadside tests for pot need rethink before legalization, say defence lawyers: CBC

  8. Winnipegger facing U.S. drug charges loses extradition fight: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Sentence in dead-babies case to be heard in July; decision will be broadcast live: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Social-media posts lead to child-pornography chargesWinnipeg Free Press

  11. No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move, Liberals say: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. More kitchen staff needed to monitor inmates: judge: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Winnipeg man charged with making, owning child pornWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Union workers rally against budget 'attack' on public service: CBC

  2. Brian Pallister marks a year in office with speech to business community: CBC

  3. Mayor's inner circle approves voluntary lobbyist registry: CBC

  4. Transport Minister promises legislation on airline passenger rights: CBC

  5. Dairy Farmers of Manitoba shoot back at Trump after he calls out Canadian industry: CBC

  6. Pallister tells Bowman the province isn't ready to call an inquiry into Winnipeg scandals: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Angry parents sound off at Winnipeg School Division board meeting over cuts to bus service: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Winnipeg’s police board taking flak for its lack of diversity: APTN News

  9. 'Toothless tiger' or model of integrity?: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Hidden from public eye, Selinger appears to be searching for graceful exit: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Asper picked as new head of police boardWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Winnipeg police using technology to intercept cellphone communications: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Winnipeggers in favour of transit police, survey reveals: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Police board nomination violates bylaw: Eadie: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Family of small boy with cerebral palsy in Winnipeg say they are being discriminated against: APTN News

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