Ian Froese

Provincial Affairs Reporter

Ian Froese covers provincial politics and its impact for CBC Manitoba. You can reach him at ian.froese@cbc.ca.

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Manitoba MLAs set to pass more private members' bills than any time in recent memory

Manitoba lawmakers are working together to pass more private members' bills than any time in recent memory just months before they're pitted against each other in a provincial election.

Tories publish then delete announcement about new support for gender-affirming care

The Manitoba NDP is questioning the province's commitment to gender-affirming care after the Progressive Conservative government deleted any mention of a $1.2-million funding pledge from its website.

Manitoba inking 3 more deals with private providers for out-of-province surgeries

Hundreds of Manitobans could be sent out of province for surgery as part of the government's continuing effort to reduce the surgical backlog.

Stefanson doesn't like book bans, but won't interfere as Manitoba school division considers one

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson doesn't support the banning of LGBTQ content from school libraries, but it doesn't mean her government will meddle in the affairs of a school board considering such a proposal.

Manitoba government says it already rejected school funding proposal that hinted at cuts

The Progressive Conservative government says it has already shelved a proposal that the New Democrats say would leave 40 per cent of school divisions with less money than under the existing funding formula.

'Profound dysfunction' in health-care system the fault of PC government, physician decrying red tape alleges

A Manitoba physician says the "profound dysfunction" in the health-care system has been engineered by the current provincial government — and it may lead to the departure of a young doctor taking specialized training.

NDP wouldn't make big changes to education tax rebates if elected, but out-of-province billionaires are out

Education property tax rebates are sticking around under a Manitoba NDP government, party leader Wab Kinew is promising, but the number of recipients will shrink. 

Manitoba's 3rd largest city runs without buses, leaving some families stuck in place

17 years after a study said Steinbach is "well-positioned" to pursue public transit, the city has welcomed an additional 8,000 residents and yet there's still no transit service.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson commits to Oct. 3 vote

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson may have ended whatever speculation still existed about the possibility of an early election.

Manitoba NDP promise rural doc recruitment fund, incentives for other staff to work rurally

A Manitoba NDP government would "fix rural health care" by reinstating a grant program to bring in more rural physicians and offering incentives to medical staff who work in rural communities, NDP Leader Wab Kinew promised on Monday.