MB Liquor Between Rock and Hard Place

By Lynne Fernandez The issuance of mandate letters to provincial crown corporations has put management and staff on notice, warning that “the old way of doing things” is over. The preamble for all the letters is the same,… Read More

It is time to stop contracting Transit Plus out

By Carlos Sosa, Zach Fleisher, and Sara Atnikov First published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 12, 2019 For years, an open secret in Winnipeg has been the poor quality of service associated with Transit Plus (previously Handi-Transit),… Read More

The thin edge of the wedge: Privatization of Lifeflight

By Brianne Goertzen First published in the Winnipeg Free Press, February 2, 2019 When it comes to evaluating the “value for money” in air ambulance services, the safety of patients and staff should be a key factor. When… Read More

All Aboard! Moving Transportation Equity Forward in Winnipeg

By Ellen Smirl Transportation is essential for getting almost everything we need in our daily lives. Finding a job or getting to work, getting groceries, seeing friends and family, accessing healthcare or social services all require the ability… Read More

The Beginning of the End of Manitoba Hydro?

By Lynne Fernandez An October 18th provincial news release advises that former BC Premier Gordon Campbell will be heading an economic review into the Keeyask Generation Project and Bipole III Transmission and Converter Stations Project. Tax payers may… Read More

Winnipeg: Where the buildings have no names and the streets have no crossings

By Doug Smith Nearly forty years ago, in March 1979, Winnipeg city councillor Joe Zuken led a band of a dozen or so pedestrians in what is likely to have been city’s most celebrated act of jaywalking. The… Read More

Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system

By Sara Cooper Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system. It provides a specific form of housing: housing that has been removed from the market by focusing on its use as a home, rather than… Read More

Report outlines the implications of P3-giant Carillion’s collapse on Manitoba’s economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2018: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives MB will release its report The Collapse of P3 Giant Carillion and Its Implications on Wednesday, January 24th, at the office of the Canadian Union of… Read More

Uber No Solution for Winnipeg: Analysis of taxi and transport

By Paul Moist Conservative forces in the provincial legislature and at Winnipeg City Hall are combining to enable ride-sharing services such as Uber and allow its introduction into the Winnipeg market. Acting on recommendations of the December 2016… Read More

The Unbearable Resilience of P3s

By Lynne Fernandez On March 6, 2017, the Winnipeg Free Press reported that the Manitoba government was examining Saskatchewan’s experience with using Public Private Partnerships (P3s) to build new public schools. The Saskatchewan government claims that it will… Read More