Freeze to Squeeze

First published by CBC Manitoba online Saturday Oct. 29 By Jesse Hajer and Zac Saltis Governments have often turned to investments in higher education to generate hope and opportunity for young people and others seeking better jobs and… Read More

Pensions In Manitoba

By Lynne Fernandez In a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives MB report on Manitoba’s public-sector pensions Pensions in Manitoba: What’s Working, What’s Not, author Hugh Mackenzie dispels many myths about public and private sector pensions. He anchors… Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: The cost of doing nothing to prevent tragedy

By Marina Puzyreva and John Loxley, As the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) continues, a new study looks at the problems of reactive government policy on MMIWG in Manitoba. The complex impacts on… Read More

Prove Yourself! Barriers to accessing ID for low-income Manitobans

By Ellen Smirl Government-issued identification (ID) is essential to gain access to a wide range of government entitlements, commercial services and financial systems. Lack of ID on the other hand, represents a critical barrier that prevents low-income Manitobans… Read More

Climate Plan Fails on Carbon Tax Basics

By Mark Hudson First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Oct. 5, 2017 A draft “Climate and Green Plan Town Hall Toolkit” circulated within the Manitoba government proposes a flat $25 carbon tax. While this is only a… Read More

Amy Goodman fills the house Sept 29th

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Stories of Democracy Resistance and Hope presentation at Knox United Church, Friday Sept 29th. See story in the Manitoban here. Photos by Leif Norman