Ian Froese


Ian Froese is a reporter with CBC Manitoba. He has previously worked for newspapers in Brandon and Steinbach. Story idea? Email: ian.froese@cbc.ca.

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Plant-based proteins an opportunity, not a threat, to Manitoba farmers, summit told

Manitobans are not immune to the emerging demand for plant-based protein, and one professor in food research says farmers should embrace the change rather than dismiss it.

U of M banning many faculty-student relationships in wake of sexual harassment allegations

The University of Manitoba will ban intimate relationships between faculty and the students they supervise, as an institution plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct comes to grips with the issue.

Seven Oaks intensive care unit set to shut down as overhaul of Winnipeg's health-care system continues

The contentious overhaul of Winnipeg's health-care system is continuing one week after a provincial election was fought over the issue, with the closure of the intensive care unit at Seven Oaks General Hospital on Sept. 19.

Province had right to cancel $67.5M payout to Manitoba Metis Federation, lawyer argues

Lawyers for the Manitoba government are arguing the province was within its rights to quash a payout to the Manitoba Metis Federation for future hydroelectric development.

'A tremendous honour': Despite loss of 4 seats, Pallister celebrates another historic win

The gravity of the night, and what his Progressive Conservative party achieved in winning a second consecutive majority government, appeared to hit Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister when he spoke about the people closest to him in his victory speech Tuesday night.

Trading barbs: Tories accuse NDP of ignoring rural voters, while NDP demands release of health-care plan

Two days before Manitobans go to the polls, the incumbent Progressive Conservatives slammed the New Democrats for ignoring voters outside Winnipeg, while the NDP demanded the Tories come clean about the health-care reforms to come if they remain in government.

'Austerity does not work,' Manitoba Liberals say, as party vows to pay off spending hike with economic growth

The Manitoba Liberals are promising to spend their way out of a recession, leader Dougald Lamont announced on Sunday.

Manitoba First or Forward? Ex-radio host, former Philippines honorary counsul seek seats for smaller parties

A new political party — Manitoba First — and a rehash of a party with growing pains — Manitoba Forward — are among the new choices on the ballot for some Manitobans on Sept. 10.

Every vote counts in St. Vital, where tight race expected after narrow PC win in 2016

The candidates vying to become the next MLA in Winnipeg's St. Vital constituency are so invested in the race, they'll campaign in the midst of life's biggest milestones — and dig deep into their own pockets. 

Tories would once again order Crown corporations to cut 15% of senior management positions

PC Leader Brian Pallister confirmed on Wednesday that his party's new directive of a 15 per cent cut of senior management positions across summary government organizations would also apply to Crown corporations.

Tories promise to gradually phase education tax out of property bills

The Progressive Conservatives are promising to eliminate a tax that municipalities have long been had to collect on behalf of school boards.

Winnipeg Chamber cancels leaders' debate after Pallister won't commit

The status of the pre-election debate — a long-standing tradition in Manitoba politics — has been in limbo because the Progressive Conservatives had not accepted an invitation to the Sept. 6 debate.

Manitoba NDP promises to restore cap on K-3 classroom sizes, add classrooms

The Manitoba New Democrats say they will restore classroom size limits and add more classrooms if they're elected on Sept. 10.

PCs' Brian Pallister targeted in feisty election debate between 4 Manitoba party leaders

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister faced a barrage of attacks as the leaders of Manitoba's other three main political parties used a televised debate Wednesday to take aim at the perceived front-runner in the election.

NDP, Liberals, Greens promise guaranteed basic income at Disabilities Matter debate

Few wedge issues materialized at the Disability Matters Vote debate to separate the Tories, NDP, Liberals and Greens, which all pledged to offer more supports to people who live with disabilities and those who care for them, except on the subject of income.