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Pinterest to direct vaccine searches to health sites – BBC News

August 28th, 2019
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Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from “public health organisations”.

Last year, the social platform stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation.

Social media companies are facing increasing scrutiny over how they moderate content on their sites.

In recent months, other firms including Facebook have taken some steps to address vaccine misinformation.

Under the new policy, Pinterest said searches for “measles,” “vaccine safety” and other related health terms will return results from public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centres for Disease Control and the WHO-established Vaccine Safety Net.

“We’re taking this approach because we believe that showing vaccine misinformation alongside resources from public health experts isn’t responsible,” the firm said in a statement.

“As we continue to tackle health misinformation, we remove it and the accounts that spread it from our service,” Pinterest said.

The firm also said it won’t show ads, comments or recommendations on results pages for vaccine searches.

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The WHO said anti-vaccine views were a “top 10 global health threat” in 2019.

The volume of anti-vaccine sentiment on social media has risen in recent years, sparking concern that it is having a negative impact on immunisation rates in some countries.

In recent months, some platforms have taken steps to counter false information about vaccines.

YouTube stopped serving ads to a number of popular channels that promote anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.

The move in February followed protests from companies who discovered their adverts were running alongside the controversial videos.

In a statement in March, Facebook said it was working to “tackle vaccine misinformation… by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic”.

The company said measures to be taken included rejecting ads with misinformation about vaccines and not showing misleading content on hashtag pages.

Instagram – which is owned by Facebook – said in May it would block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations.

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Walmart drops Labor Day deals on LG, TCL, and Vizio 4K TVs – Digital Trends

August 28th, 2019

Valet calls police on Judge Mathis, claims TV judge spit on him during dispute – Fox 2 Detroit

August 28th, 2019

– Judge Mathis gets into a spat with a valet in Greektown. The owner of the valet service filed a police report claiming the TV Judge spit on him. 

“We had a little verbal back and forth and that was the extent of it. It was no spitting. You know it was six witnesses there,” Mathis said.   

In an interview with TMZ Live, Detroiter and TV judge Greg Mathis denies spitting on valet service owner Charles Smith outside Flood’s bar and Grill in Greektown.

The Controversy stemming from a heated exchange between the jurist and business owner Friday night. 

Mathis was admittedly annoyed that Smith held onto the keys of his new Rolls Royce after parking it and then went to a nearby store. 

When Mathis was ready to leave, Smith was nowhere to be found. 

“I yelled at him and asked him why would he take my car for 40 minutes or the keys to my car. And he began to apologize and then he said something I think, ‘I went to the store,’ Or something that was more ridiculous than the apology,” Mathis said. 

“He got irate started cussing and then the last thing he did was spit on him. And he bragged about it after he spit on him. This is according to my client’s account and several witnesses that I spoke with also,” Karri Mitchell said. 

Karri Mitchell, Smith’s lawyer says Mathis lied in his interview with TMZ.

What if it took 40 minutes? So what it took 40 minutes? What if it took 50 minutes? That does not give the right for somebody to spit on someone else. Be patient. You’re supposed to have judicial temperament,” Mitchell said. 

Detroit Police is investigating the spitting allegations, Smith made a police report over the phone that same day.

Mathis calls Smith’s claim a money grab and says Mitchell has an axe to grind. 

“I don’t know where this is coming from, I know the lawyer that is representing him, I’ve known him for 30 years and it hasn’t been a friendly relationship,” Mathis said. 

“I have no relationship forever with this man. I have no ill will towards him and to insinuate there’s some type of money grab on Mr. Smith’s part or whatever or I’m taking this case for some type of personal vendetta or reasons, that’s crazy,” Mitchell said.  

DPD is investigating, Kerri Mitchell says his client plans on pursuing assault charges against Judge Mathis. 

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Pokemon Masters Available for Android and iOS Now – GamePress

August 28th, 2019

Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Told Late Wife Beth He’d Date Again, But Promised He’ll ‘Never Get Married’ – Yahoo Entertainment

August 28th, 2019
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="While Duane “Dog” Chapman is still grieving the loss of his wife, Beth Chapman, he isn’t closed off to pursuing another relationship when the time is right.” data-reactid=”16″>While Duane “Dog” Chapman is still grieving the loss of his wife, Beth Chapman, he isn’t closed off to pursuing another relationship when the time is right.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“I probably will do that, and I told her that,” Duane, 66, told PEOPLE Now&nbsp;on Wednesday. “What deal we said is I will never take ‘Beth’ off my chest, I have her name here. And I will never get married.”” data-reactid=”17″>“I probably will do that, and I told her that,” Duane, 66, told PEOPLE Now on Wednesday. “What deal we said is I will never take ‘Beth’ off my chest, I have her name here. And I will never get married.”

“And she said to me, ‘We are human, okay?’” the reality star continued. “And probably the same thing I’d say to her: ‘I know you’re gonna have a boyfriend, I hope you have 10, but don’t go fricking marry one, and say those words. Don’t you dare do that.’ I would say that, and she did say that to me.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Beth died at the age of 51&nbsp;on June 26 following her aggressive cancer diagnosis. And as her and Duane’s&nbsp;children continue to mourn, they are not ready to see their dad move on.” data-reactid=”19″>Beth died at the age of 51 on June 26 following her aggressive cancer diagnosis. And as her and Duane’s children continue to mourn, they are not ready to see their dad move on.

“And I’m trying to tell them, I don’t know I can’t rent one you guys, I don’t know what to say,” he joked of a possible new girlfriend. “But right now, they are like ‘dad!’”

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Beth and Duane | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RELATED:&nbsp;Bonnie Chapman Opens Up About Mom Beth’s ‘Last Moment’ of Consciousness: ‘She Choked on Her Cancer’” data-reactid=”32″>RELATED: Bonnie Chapman Opens Up About Mom Beth’s ‘Last Moment’ of Consciousness: ‘She Choked on Her Cancer’

Duane said that given their agreement before Beth passed, he feels okay with eventually dating again. “Unless she haunts me,” he joked.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="While Duane is still struggling, he explained to&nbsp;PEOPLE Now&nbsp;that he’s found comfort in music, as well as&nbsp;“being not alone, with friends and family.”” data-reactid=”34″>While Duane is still struggling, he explained to PEOPLE Now that he’s found comfort in music, as well as “being not alone, with friends and family.”

The Colorado native also spoke about the support he and his family have received from fans since he lost his wife.

“She had 30 million hits on her articles, that’s like unbelievable,” he said. “So that means a lot. Your fans keep you going, keep you alive, keep you happy, are your friends that you meet, so that helped her a lot too, with the battle. And now it’s helping me with this battle.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Beth’s difficult cancer battle will be explored in upcoming WGN America series&nbsp;Dog’s Most Wanted, which will begin Duane’s first chapter “without Beth.”” data-reactid=”37″>Beth’s difficult cancer battle will be explored in upcoming WGN America series Dog’s Most Wanted, which will begin Duane’s first chapter “without Beth.”

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Duane and Beth | Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

“Where mercy is shown, mercy is given, and I have a lot of mercy,” he explained. “But she isn’t here anymore. So this is going to be Dog without Beth, and she always told him, you better be lucky I’m with him, you’re lucky I’m here with him, cause he’s a maniac. And I am a good guy, I’m a good guy, and a all around slayer of dragons. I’m going slaying, brotha.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In a recent interview with&nbsp;Entertainment Tonight,&nbsp;Duane revealed that as Beth prepared to die on June 26, she&nbsp;told him to simply let her go.” data-reactid=”52″>In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Duane revealed that as Beth prepared to die on June 26, she told him to simply let her go.

“The last few moments she said, ‘Come in here right now, in the bathroom,’” he recounted. “I went in and she said, ‘Look at me.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you’re freaking beautiful baby.’ [And she said,] ‘Look at me, Duane Chapman.’ And I did, I always saw Beth and she said, ‘Please, let me go.’”

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Duane and Beth | Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RELATED:&nbsp;Dog the Bounty Hunter Says Beth Chapman Told Him ‘Let Me Go’ in Final Moments Before Death” data-reactid=”65″>RELATED: Dog the Bounty Hunter Says Beth Chapman Told Him ‘Let Me Go’ in Final Moments Before Death

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Duane continued to ET, “And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t.’ Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe and I called the ambulance … But every day, she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.’”” data-reactid=”66″>Duane continued to ET, “And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t.’ Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe and I called the ambulance … But every day, she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.’”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After Beth’s passing, the family honored her at a gathering with friends and fans at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii, as well as at an emotional memorial service at&nbsp;the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora, Colorado.” data-reactid=”67″>After Beth’s passing, the family honored her at a gathering with friends and fans at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii, as well as at an emotional memorial service at the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora, Colorado.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Dog’s Most Wanted premieres on Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on WGN America.” data-reactid=”68″>Dog’s Most Wanted premieres on Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on WGN America.

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Milwaukee Health Department seeks immediate end to vaping – WTMJ-TV

August 28th, 2019

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Health Department wants the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices to end immediately.

This comes after 16 people through Aug. 28 have been hospitalized for severe chemical pneumonia. Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Dr. Jeanette Kowalik said all of these hospitalizations happened after some used vape products or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts or concentrates).

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Danielle Schultz was buying a new cartriage for her vape when she heard about the health warning.

“It does kind of worry me,” said Danielle Schultz, who was buying a new cartridge for her vape.

A Burlington man said his younger brother was one of the people hurt by vaping. Patrick Degrave said his brother Dylan was put into a coma after taking hits from a vape. Dylan had bought a new cartridge that contained THC.

“His lungs were consistently filling with fluid. They were constantly draining the fluid and from his heart being overworked,” said Degrave.

It’s why Alderman Michael Murphy said the health department here needed to act.

“In many respects, I wish we had done it earlier. After two people, we probably should have sent out the word sooner,” said Murphy.

Even with this warning, no one we talked to said they would quit using their vape.

“I think vaping is a safer alternative than cigarettes or cigars,” said Angela Riekens.

“In many respects, I wish we had done it earlier. After two people, we probably should have sent out the word sooner.” — Alderman Michael Murphy

“I don’t see myself quitting any time soon,” said Schultz.

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China rotates troops in Hong Kong days before planned march by protesters – The Globe and Mail

August 28th, 2019

This screengrab taken from video released on Aug. 29, 2019, from China’s state-run CCTV, shows armoured personnel carriers and trucks carrying People’s Liberation Army troops arriving in Hong Kong.

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China brought fresh troops into Hong Kong on Thursday in what it described as a routine rotation of the garrison, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of demonstrations.

Chinese state media stressed the troop movement was routine and Asian and Western diplomats watching the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces in the former British colony had been expecting it.

Even so, the timing of the redeployment is likely to hit nerves in Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997 as a Special Administrative Region and has been hit by a wave of sometimes violent protests since June.

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State news agency Xinhua said the military had completed a p rotation of air, land and maritime forces. It released pictures and footage of armoured personnel carriers moving in convoy in Hong Kong before dawn, their lights flashing.

The PLA will make even greater contributions to maintaining Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Xinhua cited its garrison in Hong Kong as saying.

Analysts estimate the garrison numbers between 8,000 and 10,000 troops split between bases in southern China and a network of former British army barracks in Hong Kong.

Trucks full of PLA soldiers rolled into Hong Kong within hours of the 1997 handover which ended British rule, raising questions about their role. They stage frequent drills but have seldom since been seen outside their bases.

China’s military is rotating its batch of troops deployed to Hong Kong in a rotation that may be routine, but is likely to strike some nerves in a city that has been embroiled in protests for the past three months. Reuters

Reuters witnesses on Thursday saw significantly more activity in and around the PLA’s Shek Kong military base in the rural New Territories than has been apparent in recent months.

About a dozen military jeeps inside the base could be seen just inside the base from a nearby public road, with several camouflaged soldiers milling about.

Four black civilian SUV’s drove between military buildings on a nearby hill road. Several larger green army trucks could be seen outside some buildings, flanked by guards.

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Unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts.

It has since evolved into calls for greater democracy under the “one country, two systems” formula, which guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including an independent judiciary.

The protests have posed the biggest challenge for Communist Party rulers in Beijing since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012.

China has denounced the protests and accused the United States and Britain of interfering in its affairs in Hong Kong. It has sent clear warnings that forceful intervention is possible.

Hundreds of People’s Armed Police this month conducted exercises at a sports stadium in Shenzhen that borders Hong Kong a day after the U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about their movements.

Chinese defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said the timing of the troop rotation was similar to that of previous years to “meet the demands of defending Hong Kong.”

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The protests have rattled Hong Kong’s business community, with Cathay Pacific Airways the biggest corporate casualty after Beijing demanded it suspend staff involved in, or who support, the demonstrations.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) said Hong Kong faced an unprecedented test of the “one country, two systems” formula it has been ruled under since 1997.

“AmCham believes that Hong Kong still stands apart from its rivals in the region due to a combination of competitive advantages, including the rule of law, individual freedoms and its deep pool of talent,” it said in a statement.

“While these remain intact for now, they can no longer be taken for granted.”

‘CONFIDENT AND DETERMINED’

Defence Ministry spokesman Ren said the garrison troops would fulfill their obligation of defending Hong Kong according to the law and would follow the orders of the Communist Party.

They had the confidence, determination and capability to “protect and defend Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability,” he told a briefing in Beijing.

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He did not answer a question on whether troop levels in Hong Kong had risen with the new deployment.

Ren said that the People’s Armed Police drills in Shenzhen were routine and that they conduct similar exercises every year.

The Civil Human Rights Front, the organizer of previous mass protests in Hong Kong, plans a rally from Hong Kong’s Central business district to Beijing’s main representative Liaison Office in the city on Saturday.

The group’s leader, Jimmy Sham, was attacked by two men armed with a knife and a baseball bat on Thursday, it said on its Facebook page. He was not hurt but a friend who tried to protect him suffered injuries to his arm.

Protesters targeted the Liaison Office, a symbol of Beijing’s rule, in July, daubing anti-China slogans on its walls and signs.

Police refused permission for the march on Thursday, but the group said it would appeal.

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The protest would mark five years since Beijing ruled out universal suffrage for Hong Kong and comes as Hong Kong faces its first recession in a decade, with all its pillars of growth under stress.

Beijing is eager to quell the unrest before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, when Xi will oversee a military parade in Beijing.

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Local doctors concerned about effects of secondhand vaping – WCVB Boston

August 28th, 2019

An increase in the number of kids and teenagers exposed to secondhand vaping has pediatricians concerned.A new survey suggests exposure to secondhand chemicals emitted from vaping devices and e-cigarettes is on the rise among middle and high school students. The survey, which included thousands of teenagers from across the United States, found that exposure to secondhand aerosols from e-cigarettes rose from 1 in 4 students in 2015 to 1 in 3 in 2018. The findings were based on thousands of responses collected from students by the federal government’s National Youth Tobacco survey. The results from scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were published Wednesday in a research letter in JAMA Network Open.Researchers hope the findings will spark regulators and parents to find ways to cut back on the availability of vaping products to school-age kids.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls teen vaping a dangerous epidemic. At least one death and nearly 200 illnesses have been linked to vaping.

An increase in the number of kids and teenagers exposed to secondhand vaping has pediatricians concerned.

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A new survey suggests exposure to secondhand chemicals emitted from vaping devices and e-cigarettes is on the rise among middle and high school students.

The survey, which included thousands of teenagers from across the United States, found that exposure to secondhand aerosols from e-cigarettes rose from 1 in 4 students in 2015 to 1 in 3 in 2018.

The findings were based on thousands of responses collected from students by the federal government’s National Youth Tobacco survey.

The results from scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were published Wednesday in a research letter in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers hope the findings will spark regulators and parents to find ways to cut back on the availability of vaping products to school-age kids.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls teen vaping a dangerous epidemic.

At least one death and nearly 200 illnesses have been linked to vaping.

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PCs’ Brian Pallister targeted in feisty election debate between 4 Manitoba party leaders – CBC News

August 28th, 2019

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 2019 provincial election campaign.

Pallister, who is seeking re-election on Sept. 10 after winning a convincing majority in 2016, was repeatedly in the crosshairs, with other party leaders — the NDP’s Wab Kinew, Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont and the Green Party’s James Beddome — using their allotted questions to slam his party’s overhaul of the health-care system and attack the premier for a recent downgrade to the province’s economic outlook.

The sparring was most heated during exchanges on health care, with Pallister insisting only his party could reform a system that produced the worst wait times in the country under the previous NDP government.

Kinew slammed Pallister for making health care worse through a consolidation plan that reduced the number of emergency rooms in Winnipeg from six to three, and left front-line workers exhausted. 

 Watch as Pallister defends his government’s record on health care: 

Wab Kinew and Brian Pallister clash on health care during the 2019 Manitoba election debate 3:04

“Who can believe you this time when it comes to health?” Kinew asked the man he hopes to unseat.

“Everyone,” Pallister replied, “because we’ve kept our word.”

Pallister says PCs will balance budget by 2022

The 50-minute televised debate got snippy at times, particularly between Pallister and Kinew, who frequently talked over each other.

The debate, held at CBC Manitoba’s studios and moderated by Red River College journalism instructor Joanne Kelly, involved few direct answers to queries and a reliance on talking points. It was organized by a consortium of Manitoba broadcasters: CBC, CTV and Global/CJOB.

Party leaders Dougald Lamont, Brian Pallister, Wab Kinew and James Beddome take part in Wednesday night’s Manitoba leaders’ debate held at the CBC Manitoba studios. (Mike Fazio/CBC)

There were few revelations on Wednesday, aside from Pallister saying he would balance the budget two years earlier than his previous promise of 2024.

“The reality is that we’ve worked very, very hard, while maintaining increasing investments in health care,” Pallister told reporters after the debate.

Watch as Lamont attributes economic downturn to Pallister’s inaction:

Party leaders debate the issues during the 2019 Manitoba election debate 3:10

Finances and the economy were a major focus of the debate, with Pallister twice attempting to press Kinew on whether he’d increase the provincial sales tax if elected. In 2013, the NDP government increased the PST from seven to eight per cent — a move reversed by the PCs earlier this year.

“The PST is a settled issue,” Kinew said. “It is not going up.” 

Lamont later blasted Pallister for contributing to a gloomier economic forecast for the province by reining in program spending.

“Could you please tell Manitobans how freezing wages and firing people grows the economy?”

Kinew attacks PCs on health care

The NDP leader has said he’d fight the election campaign on health care, and he brought that strategy into the debate.

He related the story of a Manitoba woman he talked to who recently went to St. Boniface Hospital to deliver her baby.

“When they got to the waiting room, it was so packed that mom had to go lie down in the car in the parking lot through her contractions,” Kinew said.

The woman told him the birth of her first child — before the Tories came to power — was a far different experience.

“They said it was like giving birth in two different countries,” the NDP leader said.

Kinew spent a portion of the night on the defensive, as he justified a green plan offering a $350 rebate on all Manitobans’ electricity bills, which would encourage people to make green decisions like winterizing their homes, he said.

Beddome said the NDP’s idea would only entice people to waste electricity.

“The NDP plan is a disaster financially for Hydro and is worse than the PCs’,” Lamont added.

Watch as party leaders discuss their environmental platforms

Candidates in 2019 Manitoba election are questioned about climate plans by Marcy Markusa during the debate 4:33

The Liberal leader positioned his party as the progressive option, presenting his environmental plan, which promises to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, as bolder than any other strategy. 

He also took aim at Kinew for saying in a 2015 Maclean’s article he leaned conservative on fiscal matters. 

“I think the NDP are sort of trying to be as PC as possible in order to stay safe, when the fact is that we need major investments in things like infrastructure,” Lamont said after the debate.

Beddome, meanwhile, said the time has come for Manitoba to elect its first Green Party representative to the legislature.

Green Party Leader James Beddome, right, and NDP Leader Wab Kinew make their case to voters at a Manitoba leaders’ debate. (Mike Fazio/CBC)

“We’re seeing Greens elected across Canada,” he told the audience. “It’s time to elect Greens in Manitoba.”

At one point, the party leaders were asked if they’d support the public consumption of cannabis edibles in Manitoba, with Beddome going further and suggesting licensed establishments should serve cannabis products.

Lamont dismissed the need for edible consumption in public places, Kinew said his government would permit it if the packaging is childproof and Pallister did not answer the question.

Watch as CBC journalists Kristin Annable, Bartley Kives and Marcy Markusa analyze the debate:

Kristin Annable, Bartley Kives and Marcy Markusa analyze the debate winners and losers. 27:49

So far, the televised debate is the only confirmed event during the campaign where the four party leaders will square off. Pallister has yet to commit to next week’s Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce debate, and a debate in Brandon has been cancelled after organizers said Pallister wouldn’t participate.

Wednesday’s debate came just over two weeks into an election campaign marked by the Progressive Conservatives, who have been identified as the favourite in a recent poll, pledging to lower taxes and gradually build on initiatives from their first term, such as health-care reform.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew defended his green plan during the debate. (Mike Fazio/CBC)

Opposition parties, meanwhile, have cast the PCs as a volatile choice, saying their government brought chaos to health care and slashed social services.

At dissolution, the Tories had 38 seats in the legislature, the NDP had 12 representatives, the Liberals had four MLAs and three MLAs were independents.

There was no mention at the debate of either Kinew’s assault of a taxi driver or allegations he abused a former partner, despite the NDP leader’s past being featured predominantly in PC advertising.

“I want to talk about the issues Manitobans care about,” Pallister said afterwards.

Watch the full debate here:

Manitobans vote for their next provincial government on Sept. 10. The leaders of the province’s four main political parties squared off in a live televised debate on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. 50:02

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Famed driver Jessi Combs killed trying set new land record – ABC News

August 28th, 2019