New Report: Social Housing With Supports – The case of WestEnd Commons

By Jess Klassen Since late 2014, twenty-six families in Winnipeg’s inner city have been living in a new, supportive social and affordable housing complex called WestEnd Commons. The innovative development was retrofitted in the 100-year-old St. Matthew’s Anglican… Read More

Reversing the Damage: How the Federal Liberals can restore Hope on the Prairies

By Lynne Fernandez By 2013 the Conservative government had cut overall federal taxes and other revenues to the lowest rate seen in more than 70 years. Between 2011 and March 2015, 25,000 to 30,000 federal public sector positions… Read More

It is time for a ban on cosmetic pesticides

PDF version by Josh Brandon Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh has announced legislation on cosmetic pesticides that will finally bring Manitoba into step with the majority of other provinces in Canada. This is a significant… Read More

Canadian pig industry: the need for change

PDF version by Olivier Berreville In Canada, large industrial operations designed to raise hundreds to thousands of pigs in confinement have largely replaced the small, mixed farms that dominated the landscape before the Second World War. These pig… Read More

Fast and loose with Tordon herbicide on the move

PDF version by David M. Neufeld and Magdalene Andres Our family business includes growing bedding plants. In the spring of 2010 every tomato, pepper and marigold we started curled up grotesquely and died. After weeks of trying new… Read More

DIDG Licensed: Little Saskatchewan River Unprotected

PDF version by Ruth Pryzner On the day the Fast Facts titled Will the Province Protect the Little Saskatchewan River? was published, the Daly Irrigation Development Group (DIDG) was granted Environment Act license No. 3010. Two days earlier… Read More

Will the Province Protect the Little Saskatchewan River?

PDF version by Ruth Pryzner The beautiful Little Saskatchewan River (LSR), recognized as a unique habitat for endangered, at-risk and common species, winds its way through Keesekoowenin First Nation and the towns of Minnedosa, Rapid City and Rivers… Read More

Time to Expand the Manitoba Advantage

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Errol Black There has been much discussion about the direction Manitoba Hydro (MH) is heading in and the role it should play in our province. It’s an important discussion to have because… Read More

CCPA Participates in Enbridge Pipeline Public Forum

On February 16 the Green Action Centre, along with several other organizations, hosted a public forum on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. This pipeline, if built, will run from Alberta’s tar sands to the pristine northern coast… Read More

Bipole III – More Misinformation from East Side Proponents

by Shauna MacKinnon On October 4th Manitobans gave Greg Selinger’s NDP a mandate to govern for the next four years. The NDP ran on a Doer-esque steady-as-she-goes platform with the slogan Let’s keep building. Don’t turn back. Now… Read More