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NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

OTTAWA — A New Democrat member of Parliament has paid back a portion of the thousands of dollars she spent on a Christmastime trip for herself and her family that was paid for with public money.
Manitoba's independent commissioner rules on pay raises for politicians

Manitoba's independent commissioner rules on pay raises for politicians

WINNIPEG — Manitoba provincial politicians will be getting raises in the coming years, along with more money for expenses such as office rent and meals.
Poilievre's office silent on leader's Pride plans, other party chiefs look to attend

Poilievre's office silent on leader's Pride plans, other party chiefs look to attend

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre is the only federal leader whose staff won't answer questions about whether their chief intends to participate in Pride events this summer.
Liberal caucus staying quiet after major byelection defeat that rattled party

Liberal caucus staying quiet after major byelection defeat that rattled party

OTTAWA — Liberal campaign co-chair Terry Duguid insisted Thursday that his caucus is united behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, even as the majority of elected Liberals remain silent on the prime minister's political future.
Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted patients could face lengthy prison term

Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted patients could face lengthy prison term

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted seven female patients took advantage of their trust and should be handed an 18-year prison term, a Crown attorney told court Thursday.
Manitoba Tories decide not to proceed with online voting in leadership race

Manitoba Tories decide not to proceed with online voting in leadership race

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are kicking off their leadership race and have decided not to use online voting.
Saskatchewan ends fiscal year with $182M surplus, below original forecast

Saskatchewan ends fiscal year with $182M surplus, below original forecast

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government ended the last fiscal year with a $182-million surplus, lower than the original forecast but higher than other predictions.
No deaths in Winnipeg house blast, no confirmed cause yet: police

No deaths in Winnipeg house blast, no confirmed cause yet: police

WINNIPEG — Police say the occupants of a Winnipeg home destroyed in an explosion have been located and are safe. They say a father and daughter who lived in the home left before the blast and were found later in the day.
'Big bang': Explosion destroys Winnipeg home and damages others, no injuries reported

'Big bang': Explosion destroys Winnipeg home and damages others, no injuries reported

WINNIPEG — An explosion Wednesday reduced a Winnipeg house to rubble and significantly damaged nearby homes. Emergency crews were called to the bungalow on Camrose Bay in the Transcona neighbourhood shortly after 11 a.m.
No charges to be laid in Manitoba bus crash that killed 17 seniors heading to casino

No charges to be laid in Manitoba bus crash that killed 17 seniors heading to casino

WINNIPEG — A bus driver who drove into the path of a semi-trailer in western Manitoba last year was clearly at fault for the crash that killed 17 people but will not face charges, authorities said Wednesday.
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