Category Archives: Politics

Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine, 15

A jury has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine.  The 15-year-old girl’s 72-pound body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighted down with rocks, on Aug. 17, 2014.  Cormier, 56, was charged on Dec. 8, 2015, with killing the teenager from…

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Hockey players Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque bring home Olympic silver medal

Indigenous athletes Brigette Lacquette and Jocelyne Larocque will bring home silver medals in women’s hockey, after Team Canada’s 3-2 shootout loss to the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It was a bittersweet medal for Canada, who were toppled as the reigning champions for the first time since the U.S. last won a gold medal in 1998. There…

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Day 3: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

It’s the third and final day of testimony at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. It’s been an emotional few days at the Siniktarvik Hotel and Conference Centre, where commissioners with the inquiry are hearing from about 20 family members and survivors. Some are testifying publicly, while others…

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'Where was the help?' Parents testify they had no way to prevent daughter's brutal death

Emilia Angalik called for a stop of alcohol-fuelled violence in Northern communities during her testimony at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. On Wednesday, she spoke about her daughter, Edith Angalik, who died at the age of 25 after she was brutally beaten by her boyfriend Dwayne Sateana in the…

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'Calm before the storm' as jury deliberates on Raymond Cormier murder trial: MKO grand chief

The leader of a group representing Manitoba First Nations says while she can’t predict the verdict a jury will reach in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, she knows the outcome will be hard on the family of victim Tina Fontaine. “Someone has to be responsible for it, and whether it’s Cormier himself or someone, someone needs…

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