The Tough on Crime Strategy Has Not Made our Communities Safer

By Elizabeth Comack, Cara Fabre and Shanise Burgher Crime rates in Canada have been steadily declining for more than a decade, yet prison populations have been increasing in recent years. Commentators have attributed this disconnection between dropping crime… Read More

Focus on Food to Take Pressure off Health Care System

By Shaun Loney By some estimates, health care expenditures will account for about 80 percent of provincial program spending by 2030. This means fewer dollars for other priorities. With a problem this big, it’s important to get the… Read More

Why Vote Childcare in 2015: What Manitobans Need to Know

by Susan Prentice Thirteen federal elections ago, in 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national childcare program. Fast-forward to 2015, and Canadian parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality childcare. Up… Read More

Wealth Care vs Health Care

By Pete Hudson The debate around the private financing of Canada’s health care system has recently been revived as one of a series of video shorts on human rights issues in Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum of Human Rights. It… Read More

Why Canada Needs a Real Housing Policy

By Tim Sale Every developed country except Canada knows that safe, affordable housing is a critical key to social, physical and emotional well-being. The list of poor outcomes associated with poor and unaffordable housing is long, and gets… Read More

People Want to Work

By Lynne Fernandez Are you willing to do physically demanding work for $12.50 -$13.50/hour, for a 1 month contract? One hundred and four inner-city young men and women are. In fact, these men and women lined up before… Read More

The Leap Manifesto released today

A call for a Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another, The Leap Manifesto was released today. Read How Can We Afford the Leap? by CCPA National Executive Director Bruce Campbell, CCPA BC Senior Economist Marc Lee… Read More

Beyond the Horse Race: the most important policy issues at stake in the federal election – Sept 22

Featuring CCPA MB Director Molly McCracken and Neil McArthur, Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoba. Hosted by the University of Manitoba Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics. Tuesday September 22nd. Doors 6 pm; Panel 7 – 8 pm Fools and… Read More

The Conservative Stealth Strategy to Undermine Medicare

By Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson teach economics at the University of Manitoba and are Research Associates of CCPA MB. The Harper government has a two-fold strategy to undermine Medicare. One part of the game plan is to… Read More

Poor Housing: A Silent Crisis Book launch and community Symposium

Book launch Wednesday October 21, 7 pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park Mall Community Symposium Thursday October 22, West End Commons, 641 St. Matthews Ave. RSVP at Event Brite 8:30 am – 4 pm