Winnipeg Human Rights News: June 11th-18th, 2017

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In this week’s headlines, two instances of bathroom creeping has women on alert, climate change research is postponed due to climate change, the famous frostbitten refugee is granted protection, and more!

Missing Persons Alert

Scott Hadath

Scott HadathThe family of a Winnipeg man who has been missing since Monday is desperate to find their loved one who disappeared after getting off work. “We’re very distraught right now,” Robert Hadath told CBC Thursday.His brother ScottHadath has been missing since Monday afternoon when he got off work around 3 p.m. from his job at Canadian Tire on Fermor Avenue. Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP are now searching for the missing 39-year-old.

“This is just not something that you’d expect from Scott,” his brother said. “It’s just out of character for him, so we have no idea what to think at this point.” He’s very reliable.” Hadath, who lives with his mother in the Windsor Park area of Winnipeg, said family started to get worried after his brother didn’t show up for work on Tuesday and they couldn’t get in touch with him on his cellphone.
“Generally if he would go out, he would go out maybe for a couple hours, right, and then he’d be back,” Hadath said. Hadath said friends and family have searched everywhere they can think Scott might be, including the Whiteshell area, where his family owns a cabin, and are desperate to find him. “It’s quite the emotional roller-coaster,” he said. Scott Hadath is described as 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, a beard and hazel eyes.

ScottHadath is believed to be driving a 2015 black Mini Cooper with Manitoba licence plate HJB 662. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Winnipeg missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race

  • Immigration and Refugee Board can’t keep up with asylum claims: CBC
  • Long wait soon over for Ghanaian refugee claimant: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Refugee who lost fingers to frostbite wins bid to stay in Canada: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘This is my new home’: Asylum seeker who lost fingers to frostbite granted protectionWinnipeg Free Press
  • Declining number of asylum seekers surprises reeve of Manitoba border town: CBC
  • City hopes forum will raise awareness of refugee housing issuesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Waits for asylum claims could stretch to 11 years, with costs in billions: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Dire refugee-claims prediction overblown: immigration lawyer: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

  • Province creates new parks on Lake Winnipegosis, but leaves out island with mining potential: CBC
  • U of W Foundation announces policy to guide endowments: Winnipeg Free Press
  • 3 lessons from Edmonton: What Winnipeg has to learn from another Prairie city on cycling: CBC
  • Green machine: Winnipeg Free Press
  • City asks for input on proposed bike lanesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Activists call Pallister’s farm building code changes inhumane in wake of massive hog barn fire: Winnipeg Free Press
Climate Change
  • What counting butterflies can tell us about climate change: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change: CBC
  • U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Final 2 provinces have until December to sign on for $2B low carbon fund: CBC
  • MPI points to climate change for $85M lossWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province doesn’t blink in face of federal funding threatWinnipeg Free Press

Health

  • Catholic Health Corp. stacks St. Boniface Hospital board to stop assisted dying: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Assisted death ‘meaningful,‘ widow says: Winnipeg Free Press
  • A fall from Grace: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Canadian Blood Services pleading for donors as blood shortage reaches ‘critical’ level: CBC
  • ‘I can’t be losing another child’: Mom who lost 2 kids to drugs wants longer-term services for addicts: CBC
  • Inquest urges better monitoring of mental health patientsWinnipeg Free Press
  • First Winnipeg ER shutdown to come this October: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘This isn’t living, this is existing,’ says Winnipeg man who hasn’t been out of bed in 4 months: CBC
  • Conference aims to cure doctors’ reliance on opioidsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Blood bank has ‘critical’ need for donationsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg will study patio-smoking ban, with an eye to butting out in public in 2018: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Diners chew on proposal to butt outWinnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • Manitoba premier kicks off 3-day cycling ‘journey of reconciliation’: CBC
  • Gestures, truth and action as reconciliation: A response to Premier Pallister’s bike ride: CBC
  • Pallister pedalling, but indigenous leaders say he’s not getting anywhere: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba First Nation flood evacuees net $90M-settlement: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • 4th staffer leaves MMIWG inquiry commission amid calls for reform: CBC
  • Tanya Kappo resigns from MMIWG national inquiry staff: CBC
  • Lifelike portraits tell northern Indigenous stories of ‘incredible resilience‘: CBC
  • Winnipeg police chief honoured by invitation to Christine Wood’s funeral: CBC
  • ‘She was such a loved girl’: Christine Wood laid to rest in Oxford House, Man.: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba First Nation has $865K in unsupported, ineligible spending: APTN News
  • Remote First Nation in northern Manitoba fear the only bridge into community may be destroyed: APTN News
  • Drag the Red searchers get grim lesson on finding, identifying bones: CBC
  • Fear of losing culture rises among Indigenous people in Manitoba: CBC
  • New Lake St. Martin reserve takes shape six years after residents flee flood: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Why David Alexander Robertson wrote a children’s book about residential schools: CBC

Justice

  • Family of man shot by Winnipeg police speaking out: APTN News
In the Courts
  • Men accused in Jeanenne Fontaine’s death facing murder charges in Saskatchewan: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • 10-year sentence for Winnipeg taekwondo instructor charged with sex assault: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Educational assistant found guilty of sexual exploitation of teen at Winnipeg high school: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Pickpocket hugger charged after elderly people targeted in Winnipeg, police say: CBC
  • Ex-care worker not guilty of ‘fantastic’ sex allegations: Winnipeg Free Press
  • More time for amber light fightWinnipeg Free Press

Politics

Federal
  • Does democracy work? We won’t know until we see a true democracy, Winnipeg student argues: CBC
Provincial
  • ‘It’s really hard for us to swallow’: Manitoba prisoner advocates get 20% funding cut: CBC
Churchill
  • Churchill mayor calls for immediate action to repair railway: CBC, APTN News
  • ‘A real disgrace’: NDP, businesses call for federal help in Churchill: CBC
  • ‘You could feel the frustration’: Churchill, Man., residents gather to learn what’s next: CBC
  • Province not ready to send workers north to help with Churchill train woes: CBC
  • Churchill residents face rising cost of food after rail line suspended: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Suspension of Churchill’s only rail line forcing business owners to lay off workers: CBC
  • Province must act as Churchill chugs toward crisis: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Liberals eye using Churchill’s closed port to ship fuelWinnipeg Free Press
  • Churchill facility takes hitWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province looking at options to get essential goods to Churchill: Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Short construction season: Omnitrax says rail to Churchill out until springWinnipeg Free Press
  • Stricken Churchill looks north for shipments by seaWinnipeg Free Press
  • Concerns about fuel, food prices linger in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
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