Change takes time

By Lynne Fernandez Did you happen to read the editorial in June 12’s Winnipeg Free Press – the one about plastic bags? It explains that Glen Laubenstein – the City’s past chief administrative officer – had been tasked …

It’s Budget Time Again: A glimmer of hope and a healthy dose of skepticism

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon On April 17th Minister Stan Struthers will release details of how the Province will manage our money this year. Here is how the process will unfold. A few pre-budget day announcements will be, …

Federal Budget 2012: We’ve Heard this Song Before

by Shauna MacKinnon and Lynne Fernandez Although there seems to be a collective sigh of relief that the Conservative’s first majority-government budget was not as bad as those that came down in the 1990s, it is important to …

Sports Franchises 7,000,000, Shelters 0: Budget 2012

by Shauna MacKinnon and Lynne Fernandez Although there seems to be a collective sigh of relief that the Conservative’s first majority-government budget was not as bad as those that came down in the 1990s, it is important to …

2012 Winnipeg Preliminary Operating Budget goes Madly Off in All Directions

Unfortunately this year’s preliminary operating budget does not set a clear course that will help the city realize the goals stated in OurWinnipeg. Instead, it pits the private sector against the public, businesses against property owners, transit against …