What you need to know
- Premier and the PM: Brian Pallister with sit down with Justin Trudeau today, becoming the first western premier to meet with the prime minister since last month's federal election. Pallister said earlier this week they would discuss crime and safety, health-care funding and Quebec's ban on religious symbols.
- Mayor on meeting: Brian Bowman, who has been seeking a meeting with Pallister and Trudeau about violent crime in Winnipeg, tweeted last night that he spoke with the prime minister and that they have agreed to meet. Trudeau later tweeted, “We’ll keep working together to reduce violence in Winnipeg.” Ben Waldman reports.
- Your forecast: Mainly cloudy with light snow beginning early this afternoon, a high of -3 C, wind from the south at 20 km/h this morning and wind chill as low as -15 this morning.
In case you missed it
- In fine form: Erin Lebar has a review of Fleetwood Mac’s concert Thursday night. The performance had been scheduled for last April but was rescheduled after singer Stevie Nicks became ill.
- A look at liquor thefts: The cases of three people who have committed nearly 200 thefts at Winnipeg liquor stores provide a snapshot of the crime trend. Dean Pritchard reports.
- Friday night face-off: The Jets, who have won only once in regulation time at home this season, face the Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m. With Bryan Little injured, captain and right-winger Blake Wheeler will move off the top line and play centre, Mike McIntyre reports. The Jets play again at Bell MTS Place on Sunday afternoon, against the Dallas Stars.
- ‘He can dominate’: In CFL playoff action, the Blue Bombers face the Stampeders in Calgary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Taylor Allen has a story on punt returner Janarion Grant, who scored three touchdowns in two wins over the Stamps in the regular season.
What’s happening today
- Reviving expired ERA: A Congressional committee plans to repeal an expired deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment, the New York Times reports. The bill would eliminate the deadline for states to adopt the amendment, which fell one state short of ratification in 1982. Democrats are hoping Virginia, where their party won control of the legislature this week, will become the final state needed to support the constitutional amendment. The Republican-led Senate would also have to vote to eliminate the deadlines.
- Growing with Google: Google’s Canadian division is hosting two workshops at the Manitoba Museum as part of an effort to reach out to small businesses. Martin Cash reports.
On this date
- On Nov. 8, 1971: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that security measures were increased after four sticks of dynamite were found in a men's washroom at the Winnipeg International Airport. Thousands of Canadians protested the explosion of a five-megaton underground nuclear test by the United States on the Alaskan island of Amchitka. A tight federal byelection in Saskatchewan was seen as an indication of voters' judgment of the Liberal government, with "Trudeauphobia" exceeding any lingering "Trudeaumania" in the area from the previous election. Potential oil deposits off the coast of southern Alaska were thought to exceed those of the Northern Slope.