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Cabinet minister, Tory MLA vaccine holdouts
July 22, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - A Manitoba cabinet minister can’t attend a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game, eat at an indoor restaurant or watch a movie in a theatre. A Manitoba cabinet minister can’t attend a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game, eat at an indoor restaurant or watch a movie in a theatre. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler hasn't been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and neither has Seine River MLA Janice Morley-Lecomte, the Free Press has learned. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler hasn't been fully vaccinated. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)Alan Lagimodiere, minister of Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations, had not answered until Thursday, when he said he’s had both doses.
Tory MLA’s silence on vaccination status speaks volumes in rural riding
July 21, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - OAKBANK — Mixed feelings abound in the constituency of Progressive Conservative MLA Ron Schuler, who has refused to disclose his COVID-19 vaccination status on numerous occasions. OAKBANK — Mixed feelings abound in the constituency of Progressive Conservative MLA Ron Schuler, who has refused to disclose his COVID-19 vaccination status on numerous occasions. Springfield Mayor Tiffany Fell backed Schuler: "I think his personal health decisions need to remain personal." As an MLA, Schuler has a responsibility to be open about whether or not he has been vaccinated, she said. Others, such as St. Adolphe resident Dana Coulson, said no one should be required to give out personal health information.
At least one member of Manitoba cabinet not vaccinated
July 16, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - At least one member of the Pallister cabinet is not immunized against COVID-19, while a Winnipeg MLA says her constituents have no right to know whether she’s been vaccinated. At least one member of the Pallister cabinet is not immunized against COVID-19, while a Winnipeg MLA says her constituents have no right to know whether she’s been vaccinated. Morley-Lecomte is the only MLA of the 32 Winnipeg electoral districts who would not say whether they have been vaccinated. The PC cabinet, Schuler’s Springfield-Ritchot constituency office and Lagimodiere’s Selkirk office all ignored queries this week. Lagimodiere, who only joined cabinet Thursday, had posted to social media numerous times about the importance of getting vaccinated.
Public has no right to know identity of unvaccinated Tories: premier
July 14, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Premier Brian Pallister, who has urged everyone who's eligible to get a shot, says two of his MLAs who haven't been vaccinated have no obligation to inform the public. Premier Brian Pallister, who has urged everyone who's eligible to get a shot, says two of his MLAs who haven't been vaccinated have no obligation to inform the public. On Monday, the Free Press revealed two PC MLAs, including a cabinet minister, have not had both vaccine doses. The office of Alan Lagimodiere (Selkirk) also did not respond, though he has posted on social media about the importance of getting vaccinated. NDP Leader Wab Kinew said MLAs who have a medical reason that prevents them from getting vaccinated, should make that fact public.
COVID-19 vaccine clinic needed in Winnipeg’s south end: Councillor
June 18, 2021
CTV - WINNPEG -- A Winnipeg city councillor says it is time residents in the south end had the kind of access to COVID-19 vaccines that can come from pop-up clinics. Councillor Markus Chambers is calling on the province to set up a pop-up vaccination centre to improve access for those who find it difficult to access supersites downtown and in Garden City. Chambers said there should be no problem finding space in the area that could accommodate a clinic. Chambers said a pop-up would help but he wouldn’t mind seeing a supersite established in the south, as has been done in the indoor soccer facility on Leila Avenue. “There is no shortage of MLAs that live in my area, between minister (Rochelle) Squires, minister (Audrey) Gordon.
Task force to engage parents on education
May 21, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - THE first of a series of parent town halls and meetings on sweeping education reforms was held Thursday. THE first of a series of parent town halls and meetings on sweeping education reforms was held Thursday. Education Minister Cliff Cullen unveiled a list of 14 people who have been selected for the parent engagement task force. Progressive Conservative MLAs, including Scott Johnston, Janice Morley-Lecomte, and Ian Wishart, a former education minister, are on the task force. The group is expected to submit recommendations on the specific roles and responsibilities of school councils after the spring consultations.
Education task force for parent engagement created
May 20, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - Article contentEducation Minister Cliff Cullen announced the establishment of a Parent Engagement Task Force to guide public input and provide advice to the government on how to proceed with parent engagement as part of education reform. The task force is made up of parents, community and school leaders and MLAs. Scott Johnston, legislative assistant to Cullen, will chair the task force. Try refreshing your browser, or Education task force for parent engagement created Back to videoThey will meet with parents and caregivers through 15 regional meetings through the remainder of May and June to discuss how parent engagement can be strengthened. Funds for crime prevention and safetyManitoba Justice is providing more than $2.3 million from the proceeds of crime to crime prevention and safety programs.
A year in review: 2019
January 7, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - Here’s a summary of a few of the stories that made headlines in our pages in 2019. March: A recipe for successIn March, the city’s newest Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant has opened its doors in St. Vital. It’s produced through Inferno Productions by Old St. Vital resident Sami Tesfazghi; Brendon Sawatzky, who lives in North Kildonan; and River Heights resident Ian Dimerman. At press time, Cinema of Sleep was scheduled to be edited in the summer of 2019 and released early in 2020. According to the release, Render earned her wings in 1973 and began volunteering at the Western Canada Aviation Museum, and shortly after she was sitting on the museum’s board.
Year in Review 2019
December 30, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - February: Newcomer hub initiated at Pembina Trails School DivisionThe Newcomer Community Hub at Pembina Trails School Division opened at Ryerson School on Jan. 26. City Centre community committee unanimously approved all the applications. Dalhousie receives community school designation, fundingOne of southwest Winnipeg’s most diverse schools was selected to receive additional funding under a new community school designation. Dalhousie School, located in Fort Richmond and part of the Pembina Trails School Division, is one of five new schools to be added to the province’s Community Schools Program. The Community Schools program provides funding to schools to hire a community support worker, according to the province.
Taking positive behaviour/anti-bullying message to schools
October 29, 2019
Winnipeg Sun - Now in its eighth year, the Winnipeg Police Association’s Cool 2Be Kind positive behaviour/anti-bullying initiative is having an impact being felt in schools and playgrounds across the city, even in small ways and simple gestures. “It’s just something that we do.”The Cool 2Be Kind campaign helps teach students in Grades K-8 the value of being kind to others and making positive choices in school and in life. Students and educators are invited to submit a Kindness project proposal for their school to http://www.cool2bekind.ca with the opportunity to receive $500 in funding to see their project come to life. The deadline for Kindness project submissions is Dec. 31. “It was an initiative by the Winnipeg Police Association to be a positive role model to get a positive message across you shouldn’t be a bully,” said WPA President Maurice Sabourin.