Manitoba Premier says he isn’t racist, supports hunting rights

Brian Pallister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has told a Winnipeg newspaper that he used imprecise and possibly inflammatory language earlier this month when he told rural municipal politicians that tension surrounding night hunting is leading to a “race war.”

Pallister was meeting with officials in Virden on Jan. 16 when he mentioned his concern about what he called indigenous people going out and shooting moose.

His comments were recorded...

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