Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:15 PM ET

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National Audio 10:15 PM ET

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NAT123 - (Mba-Hydro-Board) TORONTO. x-10s. The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro has resigned en masse, citing an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister. But the Premier says the dispute stems from the Crown's plan to pay around 70-million dollars to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization won't pursue concerns over a new transmission line. Federation president David Chartrand says Pallister is using "race card" tactics to avoid responsibility. ("..is about.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: He says the agreement was to offset the effects of Hydro's Bipolle-three project and the new transmission line on traditional Metis territory.

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