May 31, 2020

23° C, Partly cloudy

Full Forecast

Help us deliver reliable news during this pandemic.

We are working tirelessly to bring you trusted information about COVID-19. Support our efforts by subscribing today.

No Thanks Subscribe

Already a subscriber?


Advertise With Us

School trustees squabble over representation at events

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 2/7/2013 (2525 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Winnipeg School Division trustees Mike Babinsky and Suzanne Hrynyk are squabbling after Babinsky unleashed an email tirade this morning accusing Hrynyk of chewing out his son publicly at a school event last week.

Babinsky said the scene was payback for all the motions that he’s been bringing forward that have irritated other board members.

WSD trustee Mike Babinsky

WSD trustee Mike Babinsky

Hrynyk said she’ll bring her own motion in September to prevent Babinsky from sending his children to represent him at events.

Hrynyk said she told Elmwood High School staff in the presence of Babinsky’s son that she was the only elected politician present, that she should go first, and that she should bring greetings on behalf of the division.

Instead, Hrynyk said, when her name was called, Babinsky’s teenaged son beat her to the microphone and spoke first.



Advertise With Us

Your support has enabled us to provide free access to stories about COVID-19 because we believe everyone deserves trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

Our readership has contributed additional funding to give Free Press online subscriptions to those that can’t afford one in these extraordinary times — giving new readers the opportunity to see beyond the headlines and connect with other stories about their community.

To those who have made donations, thank you.

To those able to give and share our journalism with others, please Pay it Forward.

The Free Press has shared COVID-19 stories free of charge because we believe everyone deserves access to trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

While we stand by this decision, it has undoubtedly affected our bottom line.

After nearly 150 years of reporting on our city, we don’t want to stop any time soon. With your support, we’ll be able to forge ahead with our journalistic mission.

If you believe in an independent, transparent, and democratic press, please consider subscribing today.

We understand that some readers cannot afford a subscription during these difficult times and invite them to apply for a free digital subscription through our Pay it Forward program.

The Free Press would like to thank our readers for their patience while comments were not available on our site. We're continuing to work with our commenting software provider on issues with the platform. In the meantime, if you're not able to see comments after logging in to our site, please try refreshing the page.

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.


Advertise With Us