Changes at Manitoba legislature could lead to crackdown on protests: Opposition

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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is transferring control over the legislature's public rooms and outside grounds from government departments to the Speaker's office — a move the Opposition New Democrats say is the start of a crackdown on public rallies and protests.

"I think that is clearly a step in trying to regulate and oppress the ability of Manitobans to gather on the legislative grounds for a myriad of different reasons," New Democrat legislature member Nahanni Fontaine said Thursday.

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