Lynne Fernandez Executive Policy Committee presentation November 28, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today, and for opening up the budget consulting process to the public. Two years ago a group of community members were working on the 2018 Alternative Municipal Budget. This …

Manitoba Hydro – the long view

US Democrat Bernie Sanders recently put forward a proposal to nationalize US electricity utilities. He sees nationalization of electricity production as a way to ensure that everyone can afford this essential service and he – and others, see …

Canadian Premium Sand Frac Sand Mining Project About to Hit Financial Wall

By Don Sullivan

New report looks at value of publicly-owned Manitoba Hydro

September 5, 2019 For immediate release (Winnipeg): A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s (CCPA) Manitoba office: Manitoba Hydro, the Long View argues the publicly owned crown corporation offers economic and social benefits that would …

Re-establishing their Lives: Issues Relating to Affordable Housing for Women and their Children Escaping Violent Relationships in Northern Manitoba.

By Allison Groening, Colin Bonnycastle,  Marleny Bonnycastle, Kendra Nixon and Judith Hughes

A Climate Emergency Calls for a Green New Deal (Not a Pipeline)

By Laura Cameron I feel like I’m living in two alternate realities. On the one hand, governments in Canada and around the world are heeding the voices of the youngest and most vulnerable communities and have declared a …

Time to move forward with respect

By Marcel Hardisty First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 5, 2019 For the last 100 days Camp Morningstar has nurtured a sacred fire on Hollow Water First Nation traditional territory in order to provide balanced information …

Changes in practices necessary, if serious about reconciliation

By Anne Lindsey Offer money to leaders in a cash-poor community to gain support for a resource extraction project. Publicly shun and disenfranchise individuals who don’t agree. Deceive people into signing their support without full information. Divide the …

Q & A: Minimum Wage & $15/h Wage in Manitoba

Who earns a minimum wage in Manitoba? What are the benefits to a $15 minimum wage in Manitoba? The benefits of gradually phasing in a $15 minimum wage would be far-reaching: The 5.4% of workers who earn minimum …

Why is milk so expensive in First Nations Communities?

By Mengistu Wendimu and Annette Aurélie Desmarais This study finds milk is significantly costlier in First Nations communities than in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba. The cost was higher in First Nations with and without access to an all-weather …