Winnipeg Revokes Peter Nygard’s Key to the City Following Sexual Assault Convictions


November 26, 2023

Peter Nygard arrives in a police vehicle to a courthouse in Toronto on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Winnipeg has revoked what it calls its highest honour — the Key to the City — from Peter Nygard following the former fashion mogul’s conviction on four counts of sexual assault.

During a council meeting Thursday, St. Norbert-Seine River Coun. Markus Chambers said Nygard, who founded a fashion company in Winnipeg in 1967 that ultimately became Nygard International, received the honour in 2008.

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  1. Nygard was arrested for alledged raping a 17 year old girl in Winnipeg in 1979. The charge was dropped because she refused to testify. This was long before women were empowered to speak out. Everyone knew this guy was “odd” to say the least, which makes it even more surprising they would have bestowed on an honor on him in 2008 in the first place.

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