The Tragedy of Phoenix Sinclair

PDF version by Jim Silver Media coverage of the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry has been quite thorough and often insightful. However, the bulk of the media coverage is missing the defining feature of the story. When that defining feature… Read More

The Cost of Learning – How does Manitoba rank?

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon In the report titled Eduflation and the High Cost of Learning, CCPA researchers David Macdonald and Erika Shaker developed a Cost of Learning Index to examine the affordability of higher education across Canada…. Read More

Neoliberalism: What a Difference a Theory Makes

This year’s State of the Inner City report examines the impact of neoliberalism on Employment and Income Assistance, housing, and second-chance education program policies in the inner city. The report will be released on December 14 at Thunderbird… Read More

LAUNCH: 2011 State of the Inner City

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-MB invites you to join us for the release of the: 2011 State of the Inner City ReportNeo-Liberalism: What a Difference a Theory Makes Wednesday, December 14thCircle of Life Thunderbird House715 Main Street… Read More

Solidarity Forever – the Union Makes us Strong

by Errol Black The evening of Friday November 25, 2011, the BUFA Bargaining Team at Brandon University issued a terse statement to members declaring that their 45 day strike at Brandon University was over:   A tentative agreement has… Read More

Deveryn Ross on Brandon University Strike

By Errol Black Deveryn Ross’ column on the Brandon University strike in the November 24 Winnipeg Free Press (“Administration, province will wear this one“), represents a significant advance on his first column on this issue October 13, 2011(“BU… Read More

So What Happened to “Free Collective Bargaining” in Manitoba?

by Errol Black On Saturday, November 19, 2011, a Brandon Sun headline read: “Province won’t order striking profs back to work” Well apparently they were wrong. Labour and Immigration Minister Jennifer Howard’s decision to force striking faculty members… Read More

IT’S BRANDON UNIVERSITY!

By Errol Black On November 16, The Brandon Sun responded to my comments of November 14 in which I argued that that their coverage and commentary relating to the strike at Brandon University was delaying a resolution of… Read More

Brandon Sun Bias Prolongs Brandon University Strike

Editor’s Note: For more information, please also see What You Need To Know About The Brandon University Strike   By Errol Black   The Brandon University strike of 240 faculty members is now into its 34th day. The actions… Read More

What You Need to Know About the Brandon University Strike

by Errol Black, Julie Guard, and Chris Rigaux Professors, instructors, librarians and administrative staff on strike at Brandon University have been accused in the press of being selfish and irresponsible. Although it’s not uncommon in a strike for one side… Read More