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Winnipeg Human Rights News: November 26th-December 2nd, 2017

In this week’s news, students give O’ Canada a shake-up, Justin Trudeau delivers a historic apology but non-binary Canadians say struggle is ongoing,  2 new support lines are rolled out, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertKyle Fortier

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. No explanation for failure to address povertyWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Donated art to grace health facilities' wallsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Donation spurs call for uplifting art for Manitoba health centres: CBC

  4. Tec Voc students shake up O Canada to reflect their values: CBC

  5. New North End police station displacing youth sportsCBC

  6. Manitoba takes baby step toward improving 'overly complicated' daycare legislationCBC

  7. Checkstop to be out every night in December: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. New parents should ask for longer leave while province studies legislation: minister: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  9. With CNIB's help, world gets wider for visually impairedWinnipeg Free Press

  10. 'A herculean effort': Volunteers turn piles of discarded bikes into gifts for kids:CBC

  11. Nunavut boy with rare cancer drops the puck at Winnipeg Jets game: CBC

  12. Winnipeg Mother gathers winter clothing for inner city kidsAPTN News

Winnipeg Transit Fare Hike

  1. All Winnipeg needs for Christmas is fair transit fareCBC

  2. Fare hike 'has a lot of consequences': Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Indigenous, newcomers decry planned jump in bus fareWinnipeg Free Press,CBC

  4. Transit identifies routes targeted for reductionWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  5. Wi-Fi 'frill' on buses passes hurdle: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. The woman behind the wheelWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Students get credit to attend sex assault sessionsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Hot tech: U of M prof makes the case for sexbotsCBC

  4. Trudeau is apologizing to LGBT civil servants: Here's why: CBC

  5. 'Our collective shame': Trudeau delivers historic apology to LGBT Canadians:CBC

  6. Manitoba Tory MP Ted Falk part of group who didn't stand during apology to LGBTTQ* Canadians: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Discrimination 'altered his life': Winnipeg Free Press 

  8. 'I'm going to cry': Justin Trudeau's LGBT apology long overdue, Winnipeg gay activist says: CBC

  9. Non-binary Canadians still fighting for justice: CBC

Disability & Accessibility

  1. New book explores the history of disability from ancient Greece to modern day:CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. U of W radio station suspends program over anti-Semitic content: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. U of W radio station apologizes, host resigns after anti-Semitic program airs: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Anti-Semitic broadcast at U of W worries studentsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Senator says Suu Kyi images at human rights museum should stayWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 15-year wait for family of Somali refugees to arrive in city finally over: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Refugee shelter in Gretna, Man. closing due to lack of demandCBC


  1. Tories call for more funds to fight algaeWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Winnipeg seeks bids for cutting-edge recycling facilityWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitobans in Mexico to study efforts to save critically endangered porpoise:CBC

  4. Manitoba gives Winnipeg 27 years to clean up its actCBC

  5. Neurotoxin found in some Lake Winnipeg algae: CBC

  6. Hydro chair wants carbon tax to help vulnerable people offset big rate hikesWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Bill aims to protect Manitoba wetlandsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Clean-tech sparking interest in province: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. More long-term care beds needed to sustain aging population: report: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'They just left me in the air': Manitoba man finds few answers after hip surgery cancelled: CBC

  3. 'It's not broke': Municipality questions rural emergency medical station closures: CBC

  4. 'It's a joke': Manitoba family moves to Alberta to get teen daughter addictions help: CBC

  5. Over-capacity Grace ER frustrates daughter of Winnipeg senior: CBC

  6. St. B scrambles to fill 99 shifts after scheduling snafu discovered: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. MGEU president accuses Pallister of breaking promises on health care againWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Progress made on wait times at city ERs: report: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  9. Family of girl who needs constant care told to choose between school bus or support workerCBC


  1. Trying to keep our culture alive': Inuit story shared at Winnipeg workshop: CBC

  2. 'I have trouble with that': Manitoba's child-welfare changes worry First Nations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Stand up against it': MKO Grand Chief sounds off about store employee shadowing Indigenous manCBC

  4. Indigenous jail rates criticizedWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Sixties Scoop survivors start support lineWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Indigenous language classes at RRC: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Carrying on in Jenny's name: Inuit outreach line rolls out: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Winnipeg police investigating incident between elderly Cree woman, cab driver:APTN News

  9. A timeline of staff departures from the MMIWG inquiry: CBC

  10. Teen held captive, tortured dismissed by police as runaway case, MMIWG inquiryhears: CBC

  11. MMIWG commissioners to ask Ottawa for more time, as Quebec hearings wrap:CBC

  12. Manitoba mom searching for her son 40 years after he was taken away: APTN News

Justice & Crime

  1. Woman sexually assaulted by 3 disguised men in her own homeCBC

  2. Police seek witnesses in crash that killed elderly pedestrianWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Police make arrests in violent attacks in city: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Mom regrets calling police about her son after officer charged with hitting him:CBC

  5. Winnipeg police officer arrested after refusing breathalyzerCBC

  6. Police release name of officer charged with refusing a breathalyzer: CBC

  7. Off-duty officer stabbed after confronting man breaking into his vehicle: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Additional charges laid against police officer charged in fatal hit-and-run: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC

  9. 2 more Winnipeg police officers charged with impaired drivingCBC

  10. Drunk driving charges against police reveal struggles to deal with trauma, psychologists say: CBC

  11. Winnipeg officer charged with assaulting boy, 12, during arrest: CBC

  12. Police confirm 2nd off-duty officer arrest in a week in connection with drunk driving charges: CBC

  13. More cops face DUI charges this year, police chief says: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. No culture of binge drinking, says Winnipeg police chief, but union wants more resourcesCBC

  15. Firefighter accused of sex assault makes bail, now back in jailWinnipeg Free Press

  16. No discipline for Manitoba judge Vic Toews on allegations he broke federal conflict rules: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Judicial council won't pursue inquiry into conflict of interest allegation against Vic Toews: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Winnipeg woman gets $3K in $25K lawsuit against police, but judge slams 'belligerent' behaviour: CBC

  2. City cop accused of sex assault referred to alleged victim as informantWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Court reserves decision for Illegal immigration consulting businessWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Prominent Filipino Winnipegger collected $91K as unlicensed immigration consultant: court documents: CBC

  5. Explosion sent accused bomber's former lawyer to police, court told: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Trial adjourned for doctor charged with incest: CBC

  7. Firefighter accused of sexual assault charged with obstructing justiceCBC

  8. Prosecutors want 6-year sentence for Winnipeg man who directed live-streamed sexual abuse of child: CBC

  9. Shooting case 'drowning in alcohol' now in judge's hands: CBC



  1. No answers at legislature when ministers away: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Universities working to fulfil premier's most-improved pledgeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Bowman, Pallister rift could hurt Tories – and taxpayers: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Province to release portions of KPMG report: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Pallister government jeopardizing parental leave extension, NDP charge: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Government uses scissors on red tape covering daycare centres: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Province blasted for AIDS 'indifference': Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Funding to private schools increasing faster than public schools: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Talking about transparency': Future of addictions-recovery centre debated at open house: CBC

  2. Budget prudence by necessity, not by choice: CBC

  3. Water, waste parts of city budget sail through environment committee: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Police wage freeze in 2017 big part of expected $2.1M surplus: Smyth: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Mayor says Winnipeg out millions after province ends ambulance funding deal:CBC

  6. Winnipeg pro sports clubs to collect $16.3M in public assistance in 2018: CBC

  7. 'Stand-pat' police funding makes city more dangerous, officers' union warns: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. EPC votes to nix Charleswood corridor until area plan developed: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. City hall to face opposition over proposed 2018 budget during forum: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Christmas present to Churchill? Companies building ice road hope to be done by Dec. 25: CBC

  2. Federal funds to help reeling Churchill business: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Carr to visit Churchill, announce new fundingWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Feds commit $2.7M in funding for Churchill, but no news on rail line repairs: CBC

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