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Editorial cartoon for Jan. 28, 2023

Hallway medicine without the medicine

Niigaan Sinclair 5 minute read Preview

Hallway medicine without the medicine

Niigaan Sinclair 5 minute read Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

I’m driving home on a Monday when my sister calls.

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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES

Murray Sinclair, a former senator and chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, waited more than 16 hours for treatment while suffering from heart failure.

Stefanson should embrace strings-attached deal

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Stefanson should embrace strings-attached deal

Paul G. Thomas 4 minute read Yesterday at 2:09 AM CST

As part of an ongoing, multi-year campaign, on Dec, 22, Premier Heather Stefanson, writing as chair of the Council of the Federation (consisting of the premiers of the provinces and territories), called upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to negotiate a long-term agreement providing greater federal financial support to Canada’s 13 mainly separate health-care systems, all of which are experiencing crises of various kinds.

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Yesterday at 2:09 AM CST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson in Winnipeg on Sept. 1, 2022. Their next face-to-face conversation will focus on a health-care funding deal between Ottawa and the provinces. (John Woods / The Canadian Press files)

Letters, Jan. 28

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Letters, Jan. 28

6 minute read Yesterday at 3:00 AM CST

Vicious circle

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Yesterday at 3:00 AM CST

Booze events to help beat the winter blahs

Ben Sigurdson 6 minute read Preview

Booze events to help beat the winter blahs

Ben Sigurdson 6 minute read Yesterday at 3:00 AM CST

If the late January doldrums have you feeling like you’re going a bit bonkers, fear not — there are plenty of wine, beer and spirits events taking place over the next couple of months that just might help you beat the deep winter blahs…

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Yesterday at 3:00 AM CST

The choice is easy: trees

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The choice is easy: trees

Erna Buffie 5 minute read Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

A few months ago, when the city’s new 20-year Urban Forest Strategy came out, I asked someone in the forestry department why the report aimed so low by suggesting a mere one-to-one planting ratio for our public canopy.

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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES

With Winnipeg’s urban canopy under threat from a variety of diseases, pests and environmental factors, it’s essential for city council to designate trees as essential infrastructure.

System failure is an insult to assault victims

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System failure is an insult to assault victims

Editorial 4 minute read Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Of all the woeful and disturbing stories to come out of Manitoba’s overwhelmed health-care system in the past few years, this surely ranks as one of the most chilling:

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

JORDAN ROSS / THE CARILLON FILES

Health Minister Audrey Gordon had announced last April (during sexual assault awareness month) the provincial government intended to address the nurse shortage by committing $642,000 annually to build on an existing sexual assault nurse examiner program at HSC.

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A ticking constitutional time bomb

Eva Ludvig and Joan Fraser 5 minute read Preview

A ticking constitutional time bomb

Eva Ludvig and Joan Fraser 5 minute read Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

IS Canada sleepwalking past a ticking constitutional time bomb to avoid provoking a popular nationalist premier in Quebec, and whatever that might entail?

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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

IS Canada sleepwalking past a ticking constitutional time bomb to avoid provoking a popular nationalist premier in Quebec, and whatever that might entail?

Desperate Capt. Stefanson throwing $200M overboard to keep Tories’ election hopes afloat

Tom Brodbeck 4 minute read Preview

Desperate Capt. Stefanson throwing $200M overboard to keep Tories’ election hopes afloat

Tom Brodbeck 4 minute read Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Let the unofficial election begin. Heather Stefanson on Thursday made the first in what is expected to be a series of election-style announcements in the coming days, as the embattled Manitoba premier tries to rescue her government’s ship from the turbulent sea of provincial politics.

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Premier Heather Stefanson announced Manitobans with household incomes under $175,000 will receive a cheque for $275, or $375 per couple. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)

Friesen departure knocks new hole in Tory election boat

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Friesen departure knocks new hole in Tory election boat

Tom Brodbeck 4 minute read Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Another one bites the dust. Tory MLA Cameron Friesen is the latest member of Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson’s cabinet to call it quits.

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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Cameron Friesen informed the premier Friday he will step down as finance minister and leave provincial politics. (Jessica Lee / Winnipeg Free Press files)

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