Tory leader only one to skip Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs invitation

 By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Candidates for premier were invited to make their pitch to First Nations leaders at a meeting of chiefs held last week in Manitoba, but while the NDP and Liberal leaders both accepted that invite, another leader was noticeably absent. Last week, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) held their Chiefs in Assembly Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, which brought together leaders from the 62 communities represented by AMC for three days of meetings. And with a provincial election now just months away, NDP leader Wab Kinew, Liberal leader Dougald Lamont, and PC leader and current Premier Heather Stefanson were all invited to speak to the chiefs last Friday. “We have this provincial election coming up, and we have many important…

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