Brittany Hobson

Brittany Hobson is a reporter with The Canadian Press.

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Manitoba Progressive Conservatives ‘pulling out stops’ with attack ads: analyst

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are continuing to be dogged by mounting disapproval for taking out billboard and newspaper ads that highlights the province’s decision not to search a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women. A stand-alone digital ad went up in Winnipeg that touts the Tories’ position against searching the Prairie Green Landfill for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran because of safety concerns. The ad reads, “Stand firm against the unsafe $184-million landfill dig.”

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturns conviction for man who responded to overdose

Saskatchewan’s top court has overturned the conviction of a man sent to jail for weapons possession after it found his rights were violated under a federal law that prevents someone from being arrested for drug possession while reporting an overdose.  Paul Wilson was sentenced to eight years in jail after police found him in possession of modified handguns, firearm parts and ammunition while responding to a 911 call that someone he was with was overdosing on fentanyl.

Manitoba Tories promise another tax cut, Liberals promise spending and some tax hikes

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives promised a tax cut Wednesday for the second straight day on the campaign trail, while the Liberals promised $1 billion in new spending funded in part by tax increases. A re-elected Tory government would eliminate the land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers, saving them roughly $5,700 for the average home, said Rochelle Squires, a cabinet minister running for re-election in the Oct. 3 vote.

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