Province could have done better job protecting Tina Fontaine: family services minister

APTN National News
The head of Manitoba’s child welfare system admits the agency could have done a better job for Tina Fontaine.

Fontaine, 15, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River Aug. 17, 2014.

She was a ward of the province who was living in a hotel, after being placed there by the province.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has more.


Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.