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Winnipeg Human Rights News: February 19th-25th

A Muslim comic book artist, a legislature sit-in, and several personal stories of the refugees crossing the Emerson border are all part of this week's headlines!

Missing Persons AlertChristine Wood

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Meet Autumn, a stereotype-smashing Muslim comic book artist: CBC

  2. Winnipeg students hand out coffee cards to honour slain bus driver: CBC

  3. 'She touched so many of our lives ': Girl who wished for community playground dies: CBC

  4. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra welcomes 1,000 newcomers to free performance: CBC

  5. New statistics show Manitobans practise virtue of charity: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Getting involved in human rights: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'She's not alone': Winnipeg mother of sex assault victim offers advice to teen, mom after St. Vital incident: CBC

  2. 'My only goal is to get justice': Sue Caribou heads to MMIW inquiry's 1st family advisory circle: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. 'They need help': Surge in donations following swell of asylum-seekers: CBC

  2. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette visit Emerson, Man., to hear from residents: CBC

  3. 3 steps the government must take to regain control of immigration: CBC

  4. Asylum seekers learning to cope without hands after frostbitten walk into Canada: CBC

  5. 'A waiting game': Families wonder why immigration applications in limbo with influx of asylum seekers: CBC

  6. Trudeau 'must' raise border crossings with Trump, says Manitoba premier: CBC

  7. English class in high demand at Winnipeg high school: CBC

  8. Refugee influx: 5 things to know about illegal border crossings into Canada: CBC

  9. Manitoba boosts funds for asylum seekers, calls on feds to step up: CBC

  10. Liberal MLA takes stand on immigration 'backlog' with legislature sit-in: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  11. 'We're going to run into problems': Manitoba flood would endanger asylum seekers: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  12. 'I'd rather die than go there': Gay Egyptian seeks asylum: CBC

  13. Operation Ezra Yazidi families arrive in Winnipeg, support refugee resettlement plan:CBC

  14. Asylum seeker says husband, mother were killed on wedding day in Somalia: CBC

  15. Pallister seeks co-ordination with feds to deal with refugee surge: CBC

  16. More resources helping to ease load as wave of refugees continues at Emerson: reeve: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Province to place paramedics in Emerson: Winnipeg Free Press

  18. Province delivers emergency funds to help asylum seekers: Winnipeg Free Press

  19. Call for all hands on deck to address surge of migrants: Winnipeg Free Press

  20. Seven refugee claimants cross into Emerson Wednesday: Winnipeg Free Press

  21. Tensions emerge in Manitoba border town as more migrants seek refuge: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Councillors poised to delay organic-waste collection in Winnipeg 1 more time: CBC


  1. 'It's special to be a Métis' on Louis Riel Day: CBC

  2. 'Honour a great man': Louis Riel's legacy gets its due: CBC

  3. 'It's been a learning journey': Lindsey Trudeau on finding her Métis heritage: CBC

  4. Similarities between Joseph Boyden story and Ojibway healer’s published work trigger questions: APTN News


  1. Hearing to decide who has standing at inquest into jail death: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Defence lawyer for the man accused of killing Candace Derksen files motion to stay case: CBC

  3. Manitoba looks to get rid of preliminary inquiries to deal with court backlog: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba man loses fight against extradition to U.S. to face drug charges: CBC

  5. Family plans birthday vigil for Manitoba teen with autism killed in foster care: CBC

  6. Marilyn Rose Munroe remembered as happy, joyful 1 year after her body was found: CBC

  7. Police seek help on year-old murder case: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Senior 'fooled' into thinking online passport company was government: CBC

  9. 'Jubal didn't have to go this way': Brother of slain bus driver calls for action at funeral: CBC

  10. Tina Fontaine's alleged killer going straight to trial: CBC

  11. Wilma Derksen talks revenge and forgiveness in new book 32 years after daughter's murder: CBC

  12. Mother upset that man convicted of beheading her son set free: APTN

  13. Province's defence lawyers outraged by "ambush" on preliminary inquiries: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Union hammers Pallister on public service cuts in ad campaign: CBC

  2. Promises and platitudes on the mayor's lunchtime menu: CBC

  3. Council poised to approve call for public inquiry into real-estate and construction scandals: CBC

  4. Council makes it official, asks province for public inquiry: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Councillors hire integrity boss to police their ethical behavior: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. One quarter of council walks out on vote over new ethics watchdog: CBC

  7. New city hall ethics watchdog won't be able to collar council property chair: CBC

  8. Upcoming motion a first step to improving bus safety, councillor says: CBC


  1. Despite provinces 'being picked off,' Manitoba not in talks for health funding deal, Pallister says: CBC

  2. Confidence and competence: Tips on talking to kids about personal safety: CBC

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