HOPEFUL: Indigenous leaders believe a landfill search for murder victims now possible

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Two First Nations leaders say they feel certain that the Manitoba PC’s decision to campaign on a promise not to search a landfill for human remains of Indigenous women turned off Manitoba voters, and was one of the reasons the PCs and Heather Stefanson were defeated in Tuesday’s provincial election. “I would have to say that really backfired on them,” Long Plain First Nation Chief Kyra Wilson said on Wednesday morning after Tuesday’s provincial election saw the Manitoba NDP handed a majority government, and NPD leader Wab Kinew voted in as Manitoba’s next premier. “That was just truly disgusting, and I believe that it worked against them to campaign in such a negative and cruel way.” Wilson has been one of the leading…

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