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Winnipeg Human Rights News: March 19th-25th

This week's headlines include coverage of the Provincial and Federal budgets, Pallister's summer bike trip to honour the Selkirk treaty, Indigenous activists confronting drug dealers downtown, and more!

Missing Persons AlertJeffery Benjamin Menard 

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Yes, soup for you! Lunch with us at Stone Soup: CBC

  2. Merchants Hotel closer to 'transformative' affordable housing, education in the North End: CBC

  3. Fundraiser helps foster community for Winnipeg's women artists: CBC

  4. Dr. Joseph Du remembered as selfless advocate for community, revitalizingWinnipeg's Chinatown: CBC

  5. Meet the Bear Clan man who jumped into Winnipeg river to save woman: APTN News

  6. Friends remember larger-than-life former city councillor: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Agency's $7.5-M centre better for youth, saves money: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Province commits funding to United Way family program: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Police forum focuses on local drug network, gangs: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. West Broadway youth represent Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Campaign teaches to love the place you're in: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Study investigates affordability of housing in city: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Liberals' 1st gender-sensitive budget identifies gaps, funds possible fixes: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Asylum seekers arrested at illegal crossings so far in 2017 nearly half of 2016 total:CBC

  2. Winnipeg Somali community serves up meal for asylum seekers: CBC

  3. From Somalia to Manitoba: A look at the long journey of asylum seekers: CBC

  4. Refugee board reserves decision on asylum seeker: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Nothing illegal in seeking asylumWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Refugee-claimant housing prepares for timely launch: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Supporters and opponents of anti-Islamophobia motion clash in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Growing support with arrival of newcomersWinnipeg Free Press

  9. The long journey 'home'Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg puts off curbside organic-waste collection to 2019 at the earliest: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'They are irreplaceable': Winnipeg's Parker Lands trees shredded for rapid transit line: CBC

  3. Despite 'good news' of Keystone XL approval, Canada needs oil customers beyond US: Jim Carr: CBC


  1. 'It's coming': Southwestern Manitoba residents watch, wait as spring melt begins: CBC

  2. Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy: CBC

  3. Southern Manitoba flood risk down slightly, but southwest remains a concern: CBC


  1. 'Nothing good' about residential school system, Anglican Church tells Senator Beyak: CBC

  2. We need to start calling out corporate 'redwashing': CBC

  3. 'We want the violence to stop': Dozens gather at vigil for Jeanenne Fontaine Saturday night: CBC

  4. Indigenous activists confront drug dealers at downtown Winnipeg mall: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  5. American Indian Movement launches community patrol in Winnipeg: CBC

  6. Former TRC chair hopes missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry hears testimony soon: CBC

  7. 'Up to society' to make reconciliation reality: Senator Murray Sinclair: CBC

  8. Tapping into a history that connects maple syrup to First Nations: CBC

  9. Pallister to cycle 160 km to honour 200th anniversary of Selkirk Treaty: CBC

  10. Student summit in Winnipeg lets racialized, Indigenous students share common experiences: CBC

  11. Manitoba woman left confused by #MMIW inquiry process: APTN News

  12. Troubled Manitoba FN child welfare agency enters into co-management agreement: APTN News

  13. Manitoba child welfare agency in ‘chaos,’ children put at risk following political intervention: source: APTN News

  14. Senator Beyak agrees to meet residential school survivors … in the summer: APTN News

  15. Thunderbird House turning financial fortunes around: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. A journey homeWinnipeg Free Press

  17. Team tackles MMIW work that national inquiry can't: Winnipeg Free Press

  18. Council approves Winnipeg Indigenous AccordWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Judge allows key DNA evidence to be used in Candace Derksen retrial: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Judge to rule on admissibility of DNA evidence in Candace Derksen retrial today: CBC

  3. Crown attorney in Andrea Giesbrecht trial sues CTV Winnipeg, claims reputation damaged: CBC

  4. Shoal Lake senior making a stink after town refuses to pay for sewer gas damage to his home: CBC

  5. Former fugitive wanted in Winnipegger's death seeking not criminally responsible designation: CBC

  6. Jackie Healey pleased after boy pleads guilty to planning attack: CBC

  7. Winnipeg Transit union contemplates private security after violent weekend: CBC

  8. 2 men charged in beating death of fellow inmate at Stony Mountain: CBC

  9. 'Where are you?': Christine Wood's parents still searching after 7 months: CBC


  1. Pallister cool on budget that lacks new asylum seeker money, Factory of the Future commitment: CBC

  2. House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion: CBC

  3. Winnipeg police union accuses mayor of meddling in contract talks, applies for arbitration: CBC

  4. Wage freezes coming for Manitoba's public servants, doctors, nurses: CBC

  5. Sad, nervous, not surprised: Students react to new bill allowing tuition hikes: CBC

  6. Manitoba wants to set limit on marijuana consumption in public places: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Consult with medical cannabis users on legislation, NDP urges province: CBC

  8. Political donation caps up, enumeration cut as PC government amends 2 election acts: CBC

  9. Manitoba's deficit no longer forecast to hit over $1B: CBC

  10. Winnipeg and its largest union trade accusations of unfair labour practices: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Five ways this budget might affect ManitobansWinnipeg Free Press

  12. No promises on layoffs, Pallister says: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Province to impose two-year public-sector wage freezeWinnipeg Free Press

  14. Wage freeze on professor salaries may be illegal, national body warns Pallister government: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Formidable leader or foolish fighter? Pallister declares war on leftWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Diversity means more friends, 'more fun' for Grade 2 Mennonite and Muslim students: CBC

  2. Neepawa residents embrace newcomer culture with new conversational Tagalog class: CBC

  3. Province to study Manitoba's cultural sector: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Pallister government won't rule out ER closures in Manitoba: CBC

  2. Manitoba chiropractors need proactive oversight over members, says health lawyer: CBC

  3. Manitoba pot bill a 'slap in the face' to medical marijuana users, protesters say: CBC

  4. Manitoba pot law shows ignorance, says cannabis expert: CBC

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Manitobans with disabilities who have 'aged out' demand action on human rights complaints: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

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