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Winnipeg Human Rights News: March 12th-18th

This week's headlines include extensive coverage of the murder of Jeanenne Fontaine, a requested carbon tax exemption for cattle farmers, a church stands behind a man experiencing homelessness, and more.

Missing Persons AlertJeffery Benjamin Menard 

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg firefighter camp-out raises $100K for Muscular Dystrophy Canada: CBC,CBC

  2. Women's centre seeks donations after kitchen flooded, services cut: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Social media in spotlight at mental health conferenceWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Getting most bang for donation buck: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. More sex assault charges against Winnipeg therapist Jim Norris: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Asylum seeker denied entry after taking legal route, says aunt: CBC

  2. Rick Hansen inspired by meeting refugee who lost fingers in cross-border walk: CBC

  3. Salvation Army has spent $100K supporting asylum seekers: CBC

  4. 'Pallister is right': Emerson official urges feds to address asylum-seeker surge: CBC

  5. 'Be an ally': CBC forum explores racist blunders, intolerance and how to move forward: CBC

  6. Here's how Canadian taxpayers and private agencies help asylum seekers: CBC

  7. Pallister: Feds standing by while Manitoba deals with refugees: CBC

  8. Some asylum seekers won't face deportation: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Resettlement groups waiting for feds to walk the walkWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Don't tax us for carbon, cattle farmers plead: CBC

  2. Red River protection lobby loses funding; set to close: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'We want the violence to stop': Vigil planned for Jeanenne Fontaine Saturday night: CBC 

  2. Shared 'vision' of Thunderbird House can be conduit to save it: Architect: CBC, CBC

  3. House where Tina Fontaine's cousin killed well known to police: CBC

  4. Tina Fontaine's cousin dies after being shot in head, home set on fire, family says: CBC

  5. 'Just a tremendous spirit': Wab Kinew remembers fellow author Richard Wagamese: CBC

  6. Indigenous people, like refugees, need help resettling in cities, grand chief says: CBC

  7. Pressure builds as missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry prepares public hearings: CBC

  8. Mayor asks city to continue reconciliation efforts: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Watch: This River: CBC

  10. Young Indigenous woman Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim: APTN News

  11. Second band election yields new results for Roseau River: APTN News

  12. Mother of Jeanenne Fontaine speaks: She was the most loving: APTN News

  13. Cousin of Tina Fontaine dies in hospital following gunshot to head: APTN News

  14. Fontaine family suffers more grief: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Indigenous, immigrant experience similar, UN told: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Beleaguered Indian and Métis Friendship Centre faces uncertain futureWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Homeowner says 9 days for city to respond to flooded back lane unacceptable: CBC

  2. 3 men arrested after student stabbed at Winnipeg high school: CBC

  3. Class sizes have biggest impact in early years, education studies suggest: CBC

  4. St. John's High School student stabbed, in critical condition: CBC

  5. 'Target on my back': Winnipeg Transit drivers fear violence and abuse on the job:CBC

  6. Wife pleads for justice at hearing into Errol Greene's death at Winnipeg Remand Centre: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Family sues Manitoba government over death in Winnipeg Remand Centre: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Teachers union 'dumbfounded' by removal of cap on K-Grade 3 class sizes: CBC

  9. Winnipeg School Division board approves 3.89% tax hike: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Woman shot to death in Winnipeg's West Broadway area: CBC

  11. Manitoba chiefs order child welfare agency board to suspend reformist director: APTN News

  12. Senior sends Hydro bill for $600K: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Church stands behind homeless man told to move": Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Woman clings to life as homicide, arson investigators probe house fire: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. 'I saw her lying on the steps. It was pretty horrible': Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Accused acquitted in sex assault trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. 12-year term for brutal slaying: Winnipeg Free Press

  18. Man who pretended to be cop and stole thousands awaits sentence: Winnipeg Free Press

  19. Fighting family court backlogWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Get him back to Costa Rica': Federal NDP candidate Charlie Angus takes dig at Manitoba premier in Winnipeg: CBC

  2. Brian Pallister stresses need for asylum seeker aid amidst health deal clash: CBC

  3. Roughriders 'disappointed' by Jordan Reaves drug trafficking charge: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  4. EPC decides to delay better decision-makingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Calls mount for Senator Beyak to step aside from Aboriginal committee after residential schools remark: CBC

  6. Senator Dyck Shares Thoughts About Comments Made by Senator Beyak | APTN News

  7. Senator Lynn Beyak stands by residential school remarks, cites 'fake news': CBC

  8. Mayor says it's time to review Winnipeg's governance model — after the next election: CBC

  9. Kevin O'Leary's no-show excuse doesn't fly with Winnipeggers: CBC

  10. Audit: Manitoba chiefs organization used training, child care dollars to cover debts: APTN News

  11. Councillor's promotion idea stifled by CAO's 'gag' orderWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Manitoba Tory government now showing its 'true colours': analyst: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Proposed legislation calls for fewer inspections of drinking water infrastructureWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Catholic class has no place in public French school, Winnipeg parents argue: CBC

  2. Rally at Rady centre protests acts against Jewish community centres: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Disabled MLA faces 'significant barriers' at legislature, Canadian icon Hansen says: Winnipeg Free Press

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