Denying EIA Benefits because of Outstanding Warrants – Unwarranted!

PDF version by Dennis Lewycky and John Hutton The provincial government announced recently that it will take away Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefits for people with outstanding warrants for serious crimes. Recently there have been a couple …

Playing politics with poverty in Manitoba

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon It’s been a bad week for advocates working to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Recent child poverty statistics continue to show high rates for Manitoba and Monday’s throne speech gave …

UN criticizes Canada’s approach to crime

A Canadian Press article yesterday noted that the United Nations committee on the rights of the child has spoken out about Canada’s treatment of children and youth in the justice system. Canada’s new ‘tough on crime’ approach – …

Bill C-10: The Truth About Consequences

This report was produced with the collaboration of Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin, The Community Education Development Association, The Canadian CED Network, Maintain the Momentum and Make Poverty History Manitoba. For a copy of the full report, please click here. On September 20, 2011, a few months …

Report Release – Bill C-10: The Truth About Consequences

Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 1:30 The John Howard Society of Manitoba 3rd Floor, 583 Ellice Avenue. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Mb. and The John Howard Society of Manitoba, Inc. will release their report: Bill C-10: …

The Harper ‘apology’: Residential schools and Bill C-10

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon We learn fairly early in life that when you apologize for something that you have done wrong, it is expected that your apology will be followed by a change in behaviour. The result …

Bill C-10: “Housing” that will lead to a need for more social housing

by Christina Maes After years of complaining that Canada is the only G-8 country without a National Housing Strategy, housing advocates are finally getting their way. The federal government is passing Bill C-10, the Omnibus Crime Bill, that …

Bill C-10 Fact Sheet

The John Howard Society of Manitoba is organizing a rally to stop Bill C-10 (November 8, 12pm, at the Leg). For more information about this bill, see their fact sheet, below. By the John Howard Society of Manitoba Bill C-10, …

Manitoba Legislature Called on to Oppose the Omnibus Crime Bill

The John Howard Society of Manitoba released the following statement to the press today: A coalition of Manitoba agencies is calling on the Manitoba Legislature to oppose the omnibus crime bill now before parliament in Ottawa. The Quebec National Assembly …

Election 2011 UnSpun

Harper’s Crime Bill: Bad for Canada, Bad for Manitoba by Errol Black Stephen Harper dropped his omnibus crime bill this week, confident that his majority government will be able to ram it through the House of Commons with …