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Folk fest agrees to pay former employee over human-rights complaint

Highest general-damage amount in a Manitoba human-rights case

The Winnipeg Folk Festival will pay former communications manager Margaret Koshinsky $130,000 and give her two free weekend passes to the festival, which she will be boycotting. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press files)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival will pay former communications manager Margaret Koshinsky $130,000 and give her two free weekend passes to the festival, which she will be boycotting. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press files)

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History

Updated on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM CST: tweaks headline

5:53 PM: removes reference to any admission of guilt

November 8, 2019 at 12:39 PM: Clarifies reference to general damages.

12:46 PM: Adds PDF of decision

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