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Winnipeg Human Rights News: January 29th-February 4th, 2017

In this week’s headlines, Winnipeg responds to the mosque attack in Quebec City, Manitoba donates ambulances to Ukraine, Canadians respond to Trump's Travel Ban, Pallister refuses to apologize for his remarks about night hunting, and more.

Missing Persons AlertUPDATE: Evan Brightnose-Baker has been found. Holly Siemens

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Live Different: Musicians, speakers depart on 7-week tour of Manitoba reserves: CBC

  2. One year later, 40 Winnipeggers have told a stranger their stories of abuse, loss, homelessness: CBC

  3. Winnipeg Harvest head says goodbye to joyous career at food bank: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba donates five ambulances to violence-wracked Ukraine: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Galentine's Day event gives back to local women: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Rich man feasts, poor man watches: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Formerly homeless men strut on catwalk to raise money for Winnipeg shelter: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Transgender athletes still face barriers to inclusion, U of M researcher says: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Record number of refugees checking in at Welcome Place: CBC

  2. Should Winnipeg become a sanctuary city? Bowman says city may be welcoming enough: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 'We are part of the Canadian people' now, frostbitten refugee on road to recovery says: CBC

  4. 'We saw what happened in the airports': Asylum seekers from U.S. surge into Manitoba: CBC

  5. 'They want a country to call home': Recent flow of refugees through Emerson is just the beginningWinnipeg Free Press

  6. 10 refugees walked into Manitoba on the weekend amid fear in Trump's America: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Support and solidarity: How Manitobans can help Muslim refugees: CBC

  8. Immigrants fill vital need for workers, help keep Canada growing: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Fort Garry Hotel apologizes after patron's alleged racist commentWinnipeg Free Press

Trump's Travel Ban

  1. U of M law students want Safe Third Country pact scrapped: CBC

  2. Scrap safe country pact with U.S., advocates and professors urge Ottawa: CBC

  3. Iranian U of M med student cancels plans for coveted conference in U.S.: CBC

  4. What 5 Winnipeg refugees say about Trump's travel ban: CBC

  5. Local advocates join fight to trash refugee agreement with United States: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Local immigrant-sponsorship group fears Trump's next moveWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Trump has put this Manitoban's dream of becoming a pilot in jeopardyWinnipeg Free Press

  8. U.S. won't ban Canadian permanent residents, immigration minister says: CBC

  9. Canada choosing 'the opposite approach' on refugees and immigration: Hussen: CBC


  1. City of Winnipeg poised to adopt new climate change goal: CBC

  2. New conservation area to protect wetland birds: nature group: CBC

  3. 'We're in a fragile situation': Manitoba communities brace for possible major spring flooding: CBC

  4. Southwestern Manitoba faces high risk of spring floods: CBC

  5. Province asks public for input on emergency flood channel: CBC

  6. Curbside organics pick-up buried in red tape: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. No animals harmed in making of A Dog's Purpose, American Humane investigation concludes: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba starts work on developing mental health strategy:  Winnipeg Free Press, CBC

  2. Border-town Manitoban baffled province won't pay huge U.S. medical bill: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba may help man after all with $118K medical bill: health minister: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Workers may have been exposed to Ebola, HIV and TB at Winnipeg lab, reports reveal: CBC

  5. Former NDP MLA Theresa Oswald to start new job at Women's Health Clinic: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Province sets transplant recordWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Budget, staffing crisis looms for the future of home careWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Honour our agreement': Red River trail stencilled with messages in support of Shoal Lake 40: CBC

  2. ‘You never get over the devastation’: Manitoba flood evacuee on why she’s suing: APTN

  3. MMIW commission off to a bumpy start as communications director let go: CBC

  4. Cree bilingual class holds special meaning for Winnipeg dad, teacher: CBC

  5. Indigenous dialysis patients more likely to be admitted to hospital for infection, report says: CBC

  6. Reconciliation report card: Work remains for cities: CBC

  7. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs granted leave to seek judicial review of Line 3 pipeline approval: APTN

  8. Youth look to preserve history of northern Manitoba First Nations with app: APTN

  9. MMIW inquiry could include Indigenous men and boys: CBC

  10. Feds seeking to settle suits from Sixties Scoop, resolve 'dark chapter: CBC

  11. '60s Scoop survivors embrace feds' claim move: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Manitoba Hydro union requirement: CBC

  2. Trudeau appointee for Manitoba Senate seat turns down the job: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Police chief vows to reveal how force responded to HQ whistleblowers: CBC

  4. Police ask for help finding high-risk offender: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Attacks prompt more security at Red River College's downtown campus: CBC

  6. Chemical in date-rape drug seized by border guards in Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. The chaplain, the stranger and the friend: Faces at the Candace Derksen murder retrial: CBC

  8. Accused 'just kidding' about confessing to Candace's killing: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Defence prods DNA lab on testing in Grant trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Lab director questioned at length as Mark Grant murder trial enters Week 3: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Tech issues, few requests limit cameras in court: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Verdict in dead-babies trial will be live streamed from court: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Courts' vacancies filled with new judgesWinnipeg Free Press

  14. Tim McLean's killer seeking 'absolute discharge' from criminal system: family: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Computer error caused case to be delayed, dropped: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Pallister's call for 'all hands on deck' hits rough waters: CBC

  2. Former Manitoba NDP cabinet minister wants to form new political party: CBC

  3. Labour leader accuses NDP brass of interfering with upcoming leadership race: CBC

  4. Manitoba Liberals to elect new party leader this fall: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Funding bump for education a 'de facto cut' says Manitoba NDP: CBC

  6. Voting pitch riles NDP backers: Winnipeg Free Press

  7.  Keeping promise for school funding costly for provinceWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Bernadette Smith named NDP candidate for Point Douglas: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Manitoba Liberals nominate candidate for Point Douglas byelection: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Former Manitoba minister ousted from NDP caucus after harassment allegations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Tackle apathy before changing the electoral system: Winnipeg Free Press

Pallister's Night Hunting Remarks

  1. Word choice 'unfortunate': Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. What Brian Pallister has said about night hunting: CBC

  3. Respecting treaty rights: Night hunting lessons from former Saskatchewan legislator: CBC

  4. Pallister says 'race war' was 'wrong choice of words' but won't apologize for night-hunting comments: CBC

  5. Premier's office disputes 'racist' night-hunting comments attributed to Pallister in Maclean's: CBC

  6. Premier digs in heels on comments: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Why is Manitoba’s premier talking about night hunting?: APTN

  8. Manitoba premier says he supports indigenous hunting rights and is not a racist: APTN

  9. Pallister's remarks warrant an apologyWinnipeg Free Press


  1. New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath: CBC

  2. 'It's such a good life': New citizens reflect on becoming Canadian: CBC

  3. Non-Muslims show solidarity with Muslim women on World Hijab Day: CBC

Quebec City Mosque Attack

  1. Calls for tolerance at Montreal funeral for men killed in Quebec City mosque attack: CBC

  2. Call from PM 'reassuring' in wake of shooting at mosque: Manitoba Islamic Association president: CBC

  3. Quebec City mosque opens doors to reveal traces of carnage that occurred inside: CBC

  4. Language matters: Growing Islamophobia paved the way to Quebec City mosque shooting: CBC

  5. Quebec City mosque shooting victims include businessman, professor and fathers of young children: CBC

  6. Quebec City mosque shooting shocks Winnipeggers, prompts security concerns: CBC

  7. Vigils nationwide 'put a lot of us at ease': Manitoba Islamic Association president: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. 'This is Canada': Winnipeggers gather after Quebec City mosque shooting: CBC

  9. Hundreds attend vigil for deadly mosque shooting: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Bowman vows to fight Islamophobia 'with every fibre of my being' after mosque attack: CBC

  11. Winnipeg mosque won't lock 'house of God' in wake of Quebec shooting: CBC

  12. Police to increase presence around city's mosques and Islamic schools: Winnipeg Free Press 

  13. Winnipeg vigil tonight will grieve mosque slayings: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Walk for Human RightsWinnipeg Free PressMyTobaCBCMetro NewsWinnipeg Sun

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