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Winnipeg Human Rights News: November 19th-25th, 2017

There are 10 people missing right now potentially in Winnipeg. Also in this week's news, Canada announces a housing strategy, Manitoba gets a failing grade for child poverty, Winnipeg raises transit prices, the CMHR is called out for one particular exhibit, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertKyle Fortier

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. New housing strategy to build 80K affordable rental units for Canadians 'feeling the pinch': CBC

  2. Coalition demands plan for child povertyWinnipeg Free Press

  3. They've got hope in the bagWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Calling all crocheters: Group wants to turn plastic shopping bags into mats for homelessCBC

  5. Door opens on first Habitat home from Jimmy Carter visit: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Giving away Jets ticket turns into 'Pay it Forward' projectCBC

  7. Manitoba gets failing grade for 'nightmare' rates of child povertyCBC

  8. Homeless to Hall of Fame: Artist commissioned to paint Winnipeg Jets portraits:CBC

  9. Anti-poverty groups, municipal leaders gather in Ottawa on eve of national housing strategyWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Liberals detail $40B for 10-year national housing strategy, introduce Canada Housing Benefit: CBC

  11. Trudeau says housing is a human right — what does that mean exactly?: CBC

  12. Dad living in cockroach-infested public housing dreams of better home whennational funding comes in 2020CBC

  13. Wanted: New home for West Broadway soup kitchenCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  14. City shows off security shields for transit buses; union objects to 'photo op': Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  15. Summers' light shines at Spence centreWinnipeg Free Press

  16. Winnipeg outreach program gives people with mental illness jobs and purpose:CBC

  17. Filling homes and heartsWinnipeg Free Press

  18. Tragedies help spark stunning turnaroundWinnipeg Free Press

  19. Underfunded school serving children chili from food bank for breakfast, MLA alleges: Winnipeg Free Press

  20. Building momentum: Re-integration program for former inmates gets gov't fundingWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  21. Passion for justice: Public Interest Law Centre looks back on 35 years of fighting for the voiceless: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Ottawa to apologize for persecuting LGBT public servantsCBC

  2. Manitoba doctors to see $100K grant to improve maternal, fetal health in Kenya:CBC

  3. 3 women groped on their way to work near Health Sciences Centre:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Pride Winnipeg rethinking festival date change decision: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Syrian family grateful for new life in Winnipeg despite struggles: CBC

  2. CMHR faces calls to remove Myanmar leader Suu Kyi from exhibit: CBC


  1. Low-cost physio programs fill void ahead of health cutsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. 'It was a sad day': Surgeon waves goodbye to St. Boniface hand therapy: CBC

  3. More health-care administration cuts coming, minister warns: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Care home cuts blasted by Opposition: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'It is manageable': Winnipeg personal care homes dealing with one-time funding cut: CBC

  6. Health-care funding should go to where patients go, not to where they live, study suggests: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Clinic closure causing worry for clients: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Klinic to close Transcona drop-in counselling programCBC

  9. CancerCare program offers hope for hopeless young patientsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Auditor general blasts Indigenous dental-services initiativeWinnipeg Free Press

  11. 'We're not part of the plan:' Doctor wants Manitoba to take over Kenora's health-care planning: CBC


  1. Ottawa urged to compensate MétisWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Remains from 145 Indigenous ancestors in storage at University of Winnipeg:CBC

  3. Winnipeg woman searches for child whose heritage was hidden when she gave him up in 1979: CBC

  4. Another lawyer quits MMIWG inquiry as resignations, firings mount: CBC

  5. Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival puts young Indigenous filmmakers in the spotlight: CBC

Justice & Crime

  1. Manitoba homicide rates almost twice the national averageWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Clients, employees of Shut Ur Pie Hole say they got burned by Winnipeg bakery:CBC

  3. Emily Cablek breaks silence on children's abduction, domestic violence: CBC

  4. Winnipeg man charged with illegally acting as immigration consultant: CBC

  5. Hit-run victim's family disappointed accused did not make court appearance:CBC


  1. Teen involved in large fight before Valley Gardens stabbing, police say: CBC

  2. Accused in fatal highway collision had mental health system involvementCBC

  3. Winnipeg store owner gets 5 years for plotting to murder business partnerCBC

  4. Months-long search for suspect ends peacefullyWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg police arrest man wanted for arson, attempted murder and sexual assaultCBC

  6. Chief medical examiner calls inquest into death of Stony Mountain inmate:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. 4 arrested after series of robberies, carjackings in Winnipeg: CBC

  8. Winnipeg police arrest 19-year-old in series of online ad-related robberies: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Vic Toews drops challenge of conflict ruling: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  2. Charged cop not present for brief court hearing in fatal hit-and-run case: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'I have no defence': Mountie recounts theft of gun used to shoot teen: CBC

  4. Former Anglican priest says sexual relationship with parishioner was consensualCBC

Letter Bombing Trial

  1. Ex-wife to testify in Guido Amsel mail-bombing trial: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. 'A firecracker pop': Lawyer Maria Mitousis recounts opening exploding package sent to her office: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'I knew I was bleeding:' Lawyer who lost hand in letter-bomb blasttestifies: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Handwriting on suspicious package 'seemed similar' to Guido Amsel's, ex-wife testifies: CBC

  5. Mail bomb victim Maria Mitousis hesitated before opening 'weird' packageCBC

  6. Bombing victim shows grace, courage during testimony: Winnipeg Free Press

Cop Accused of Harassment

  1. Trial resumes for city cop accused of sexual assault, criminal harassment: CBC

  2. Police officer harassed woman for over a year, court told: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Witness fails to appear at cop's harassment trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Cop told woman to lift shirt: witness: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. Manitoba senators defend controversial medalsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Throne speech preview: Amended legislation would help foster parents become guardiansWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Smarter kids, more daycare expected in PC throne speech: CBC

  3. Manitoba throne speech promises public service transformation, changes to health care and child welfare: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg's biggest priorities absent from provincial throne speech: mayor: CBC

  5. Children's Advocate getting ready for growing responsibilitiesWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Will Pallister show us what he’s made of?: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg fire chief on hot seat at labour hearing: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Concerns voiced at public hearingWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Union wants nearly $600,000 from city for ignoring workplace respect rules: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  4. Councillor frustrated by lack of action on call to improve sidewalk snow clearing:CBC

  5. MLA Fletcher joins Coun. Dobson in opposing addictions-recovery centre in west Winnipeg: CBC

  6. South Osborne neighbours pack meeting on boarded-up Rubin BlockCBC

  7. Winnipeg budget 2018: Bus fares and parking fees up, infrastructure spendingdown: CBC

  8. 25 cent bus fare hike, route cuts will hurt Winnipeg's poor, advocates warn: CBC

  9. Transit union to city: Use smaller buses or Uber-like apps instead of cutting service: CBC

  10. Overcrowded buses push Winnipeg Transit rider to call out mayor over service cuts, fare hike: CBC

  11. Bowman's budget receives range of reactionsWinnipeg Free Press

  12. A pain in the budget: Bowman makes good on threats to cut services in 2018Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Winnipeg’s Proposed 2018 Budget in Seven Graphics: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Charleswood corridor questions go unaskedWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Second public works official quits in wake of Charleswood roadway controversy: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Bowman refuses to comment on staff departures in the fallout of south Charleswood corridor plan: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Never a dull moment': Lawsuit, NAFTA claim, Fairfax partnership spur optimism, tension in Churchill: CBC

  2. Industry pulling up stakesWinnipeg Free Press 

  3. NDP's complaint basis of Omnitrax railway probe: Winnipeg Free Press

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