Through a series of strategic leaks to reporters at the Winnipeg Free Press, the NDP has created a false narrative akin to Putin's explanation of how Russia had to --- just had to --- seize Crimea from Ukraine because of all the injustices the evil Ukrainians were imposing on Russians who lived there.
The rewriting of history has continued with the assistance of the Winnipeg Free Press to the present day when the NDP secret they were dissolving Osborne House instead of returning control to its board of directors blew up on social media before the convention. The official excuse is the board's refusal to accept co-management.
"The Manitoba co-manager, in its sole and absolute discretion, may withhold or provide its agreement and the decision of the Manitoba co-manager shall be final and binding upon the Agency."
In short, the government would run the agency and the board would do what the government said- in every case. Some co-management.
Osborne House staffers have been keeping notes of the management style of Marlene Bertrand and her cohorts.
"There is not enough food." wrote one staffer.
Apparently the government decided the clients of Osborne House were eating too much. So they scrubbed the agency's weekly food order from Winnipeg Harvest.
Then they decided that the children at Osborne House were drinking too much milk.
"Marlene told staff that Barb's generosity would make the women feel insecure when they were no longer in shelter and didn't have money for gifts." wrote a staffer.
Welcome to the Brave New World of NDP women's shelter.