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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Patrick Brown is expected to find out today whether he will be able to continue his bid to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives through the spring election. The former Opposition leader, who resigned last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, is fighting to reclaim his old job. A party nomination committee meet with Brown last night and will announce today if he should be allowed to run as a Tory candidate in the June election.

The fate of a man accused of killing an Indigenous teenage girl and dumping her in Winnipeg’s Red River is expected to be in the hands of a jury today. Raymond Cormier has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine whose death reignited calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger says he will resign his legislature seat on March 7. NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked Selinger last week to step down following allegations that Stan Struthers _ a cabinet minister when Selinger was premier _ had inappropriately touched some female employees years ago. Selinger, who said he was unaware at the time that anything had happened, was Manitoba premier between 2009 and 2016.

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