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Oct 5, 2022
A Manitoba woman says she was “offended, angry, hurt” after receiving an invoice from a Winnipeg company – but the owner insists she’s not to blame.
Wilma Crane, who lives in Oxford House – a First Nations Cree community north of Winnipeg – says after ordering more than $400 worth of meat from Public Meat, she received an invoice with words that shocked her and her family.
Under “sales region” on the invoice, it said: Oxford House Deadbeats.
Crane says that term is offensive to her community.
“We were so angry because we were labelled as deadbeats,” said Georgina Crane, Wilma’s sister. “Not racism, it was that we were labelled as deadbeats. And not just us, the whole community.”
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