Assessing Manitoba’s economic performance

By Fletcher Barager The Manitoba Employers Council (MEC) recently released a report that delivers a damning indictment of the Manitoban economy. Fortunately for the province it is the report, not the economy, that deserves the failing grade. Deploying… Read More

Supporting Refugee Resettlement: Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has attracted unprecedented political attention and, arguably, corresponding political will in Canada. In November 2015, the Province of Manitoba publicly stated it could welcome 1,500 to 2,000 of the 25,000 Syrian refugees that the… Read More

Manitoba’s Economic Performance Excels

The Manitoba Employers Council (MEC) recently released a report that delivers a damning indictment of the Manitoban economy. Fortunately for the province it is the report, not the economy, that deserves the failing grade.

We need to maintain momentum on job training

By Lynne Fernandez At the end of 2015 The Conference Board of Canada predicted that in 2016, Manitoba’s economic activity would be second only to BC, with strong performance expected in the service, manufacturing and constructions sectors. The… Read More

Remembering Privatization of Home Care

By Jim Silver Brian Pallister has said that if his Conservative Party wins this month’s provincial election, he will not rule out the possibility of experimenting with privatization in Manitoba’s health care system. It may be worth recalling… Read More

New Election 2016 E-Book

UNSPUN 2016 E-Book A collection of CCPA-MB’s provincial election commentaries.

Childcare and the Manitoba Election

By Susan Prentice   Childcare is a surprisingly important election issue. It figured prominently in the 2015 federal election, and is playing a role in the 2016 Manitoba provincial election. Why does childcare warrant such political and public attention?… Read More

Poverty on the Agenda: an analysis of party platforms

By Josh Brandon  Manitobans rate themselves to be a generous and caring society. When natural disasters strike, we are the first to respond. Manitobans are Canada’s most reliable donors to causes both at home and abroad. So how… Read More

Publicly-owned liquor stores work for Manitoba

By Cheryl Lysy With the provincial election around the corner, parties are gearing up with promises for Manitobans. The Liberal leader, Rana Bokhari, is promising to turn liquor sales into private business. The Conservatives and NDP have stated… Read More

Student Issues are Election Issues

By Brianne Goertzen and Michael Barkman  Lazy, entitled, apathetic, disengaged, these are just some of the words that are used to mis-categorize and label post-secondary students. The reality of the average Manitoban student strings together a series of… Read More